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VU shines bright at HERDSA 2018

 Ghaith Zakaria (R) accepts the 2018 HERSDA award
Ghaith Zakaria (R) accepts the 2018 HERSDA award

VU’s Connected Learning team have returned victorious from a higher education and research conference, with an award for their scientific-poster design.

Ghaith Zakaria, Sonia Wilkie and Tania McDonald took out the top prize for the best scientific poster on the educational applications for 3D printing at HERSDA (Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia) 2018, held in Adelaide.

The poster documents the 3D printing process and development of educational resources for academics at the University to use. It depicts a series of object-based learning activities which enhance students’ engagement and learning.

3D printing expertise attracts academic interest


Ghaith Zakaria with the award-winning poster

The team received much interest on the innovative projects underway.

There were many requests from other universities interested in finding out:

  • how they can reproduce their own 3D printed learning objects
  • how they can benefit from VU's experience
  • how the objects can be incorporated with learning activities.

Further information

If you would like further information about the 3D printing innovations being developed in The Hive (our innovation and co-creation space) at Victoria University, watch the clips below which document the printing process:

Meet the team and find out more about the great work they’re doing.

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