Connections videoconferences are available to NSW Department of Education and Training sites/schools/TAFE/Non NSW DEC Schools where the appropriate videoconferencing and internet connectivity exists. Schools external to the DEC must have H.323 compliant video conferencing equipment. We do not support Jabber, Skype or other SIP based software.
Here are some helpful short videos to get you started:
You must be a registered member of our site to book an excursion.
Both DEC and Non-DEC NSW schools can participate.
NB: Some excursions are not open to Non-Dec schools
A Module session is usually one Provider and one school. There is a lot of interactivity and there is often pre or post activities included. The school chooses a day they would like to do their excursion and then selects a module from that Provider.Some Providers offer scheduled modules and varying dates throughout the year. eg. Australian Museum have Museum in a Box video conferences throughout the year but constrain the number of schools to 6 due to the limitations on the availability of the boxes. There is usually a nominal fee associated with these excursions.
No. We are restricted by difference in time zones and scheduling of international presenters to work outside of their normal working hours.
If you would like a date that is not listed, you can contact the international provider directly and ask for a specific date.
For more information regarding parental permission please visit the Departments media services page https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/index.shtml
You need to contact the content provider who is presenting the excursion you have booked. A list of our content providers and their contact details can be found here Find out more about our Providers.Each provider has their own booking conditions when it comes to cancelling or changing a confirmed date.
Information about event dates, KLA objectives, target groups and registration procedures for forthcoming Connections presentations can be viewed under our upcoming excursions. You can also Search For Excursions, here is a short video to assist you.
Events are advertised regularly to school principals and in school coordinators through InPrincipal and Side-by-Side. If you would like to ensure you hear as soon as events are listed, please subscribe to our newsletter/Facebook/Yammer/Twitter/RSS Feed.