Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Farbrook, Joseph

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

Banksia Gardens Community Centre is located in Broadmeadows, the most disadvantaged suburb of Victoria, Australia. Disadvantaged communities are at a great risk of lagging behind as the world incorporates more computer-based resources into daily life and the workforce. The goal of our project was to motivate and enable the children at the center to pursue worthwhile uses of technology by providing an engaging way to learn computer science concepts in their after-school club. We also performed a technological needs assessment with solutions to improve the center's services. From our achievements and the center’s continued effort to further computer science and technology, the residents of Broadmeadows now have a place to learn technological skills that are necessary in the modern world.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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