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Queensland Digital Economy Strategy

Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions

Advance Queensland is a comprehensive suite of programs, based on international evidence of 'what works', designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future. Visit the Advance Queensland website.


As part of Advance Queensland, the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program encourages Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions.

Champions come from all walks of life and may represent an industry, community or demographic group in Queensland.

We are looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy. They will exemplify the benefits offered by the digital world and inspire others to take part.

Champions voluntarily conduct activities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption. Read our current Champions profiles or view the Champions calendar to find out about activities happening near you.

Do you know someone that would make a good Champion? Nominate here or register to receive updates on future nomination rounds.


Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions (AQCDC) Round 2, 2017

Congratulations to all our Champions for this round!

The 29 Champions work in varied areas including teaching, community services, manufacturing, small business, finance and not-for-profit.

The Champs span across a number of Queensland regions including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, West Moreton, Fraser Coast, Central West Queensland and Far North Queensland. Meet our latest Community Digital Champions here.

If you are, or know of, a digitally-savvy individual wanting to give back to your community – nominate here.


Want to know more? Follow Champion stories and activities @DigitalQld or #AQCDChamps

Please contact us should you require further information on the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions.


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Advance Queensland is a comprehensive suite of programs, based on international evidence of 'what works', designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future. Visit the Advance Queensland website.


As part of Advance Queensland, the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program encourages Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions.

Champions come from all walks of life and may represent an industry, community or demographic group in Queensland.

We are looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy. They will exemplify the benefits offered by the digital world and inspire others to take part.

Champions voluntarily conduct activities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption. Read our current Champions profiles or view the Champions calendar to find out about activities happening near you.

Do you know someone that would make a good Champion? Nominate here or register to receive updates on future nomination rounds.


Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions (AQCDC) Round 2, 2017

Congratulations to all our Champions for this round!

The 29 Champions work in varied areas including teaching, community services, manufacturing, small business, finance and not-for-profit.

The Champs span across a number of Queensland regions including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, West Moreton, Fraser Coast, Central West Queensland and Far North Queensland. Meet our latest Community Digital Champions here.

If you are, or know of, a digitally-savvy individual wanting to give back to your community – nominate here.


Want to know more? Follow Champion stories and activities @DigitalQld or #AQCDChamps

Please contact us should you require further information on the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions.


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Our Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions are invited to share their stories, experiences, and news. Read about the latest news on the blog below.

Do you share similar experiences or want to know more? Let us know your thoughts, comment on the Champ's stories.

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  • iPhones or iPads Colour Vision Settings

    by Stephen Dixon, 10 months ago
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    This “tutorial” is written to assist people having difficulty operating an iPhone or iPad due to vision impairment, or have some colour vision deficiency, or Colour Blindness.

    As described by the National Eye Institute, see https://nei.nih.gov/health/color_blindness/facts_about

    “Most of us share a common color vision sensory experience. Some people, however, have a color vision deficiency, which means their perception of colors is different from what most of us see. The most severe forms of these deficiencies are referred to as color blindness. People with color blindness aren’t aware of differences among colors that are obvious to the rest of us. People... Continue reading

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  • Moreton Technology Alliance

    by edditive, 10 months ago
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    Last week I teamed up with fellow Advance Queensland Digital Champion  (AQDC) and resident of Moreton Bay, Kate vanderVoort, to discuss the latest digital trends in social media and 3D printing with local businesses in our area. This was hosted by the newly formed Moreton Technology Alliance (MTA), a group of local business owners who are passionate about the region and driving innovation here.

    Having been an AQDC for a couple of years now, it was great to team up with newbie to the program Kate, and deliver our insights into what may at first... Continue reading

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  • Web conferences for teachers and educators: Learn to code with Scratch

    by EmilyDLP, 10 months ago
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    LET’S START FROM SCRATCH AND LEARN TO CODE

    Join guest facilitator, Emily de la Pena, Founder of Coding Kids and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. Play at home, build your first project with Scratch.

    Emily will deliver a three-part web conference series on how to build projects in Scratch to develop and strengthen computational and design thinking skills. In Part 1 we will build quiz... Continue reading

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  • Creating Numerate Futures

    by Kristine Kopelke, 11 months ago
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    A few weeks ago, our Contemporary Learning Hub hosted the inaugural Numerate Futures Conference and Leadership Summit. The vision for this annual event is to bring the best Numeracy and Digital Technologies educators from across Queensland and beyond together annually to explore effective, innovative and contemporary pedagogies that can be used to support students to develop their understanding of numeracy, mathematics and digital tech concepts. We want our students in Queensland to be given opportunities to develop the skills they need across these learning areas to enable them to be the inventors, creators, programmers, data analysts and informed users of... Continue reading

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  • Augmented Libraries - Creating new layers of engagement in our communities

    by Kristine Kopelke, 11 months ago
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    Earlier this month, we hosted the third annual Augmented Libraries Summit at the Contemporary Learning Hub on the Sunshine Coast. This Summit brings library staff from school and community libraries from across Queensland together to explore how digital technologies can be used to create new layers of engagement in library spaces. Each year, we are always inspired by the great opportunities that are being provided by our libraries for Queensland students and communities.

    Here are some highlights from this year's Summit.

    • Karen Gawen and Lisa Austin from the Sunshine Coast Libraries team shared the current trends with eContent. They also... Continue reading

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  • A Robot Story - Creating the Future

    by Kristine Kopelke, 11 months ago
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    My classroom at Meridan State College on the Sunshine Coast is a hive of activity.  Around the room students are playing, wondering and learning with a range of digital technologies.   Robots are moving in every direction, students are creating animated stories with block based programming apps and a small group are working together trying to get through a new level of the Hour of Code.    Most of the students are six years old and they are highly motivated as they engage with learning activities that support them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to meet the... Continue reading

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  • Design Tech and coding, I got owned by high school students!

    by danjames, 11 months ago
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    Well I got to be a school boy again earlier this week. Having had something of a collaboration with the Head of Business and Technology - David Thomson at Cavendish Road High School I was delighted to be invited to share some of of the joys of working with coding, sensors and more recently wearable technologies with STEM students. Sport is a great hook for engagement and SABEL's success in a wide range of elite sports made for some great conversation. It was a great opportunity to interact with his Yr10 Digital Technology and the Yr 11 Technology Studies students under the watchful eye of Don Markovic. I was impressed with... Continue reading

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  • Marshmallow innovation

    by danjames, 11 months ago
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    For the last few years I have been doing a science type lesson lesson with some of the Preps at Holland Park State School. I used to help out a bit when my son was in the class and as he’s gone through a few more grades I have kept up the visit, at the invitation of Gail who is the gifted education mentor at the school as well.

    Its their chance to meet a real life scientist she says and I try to find something that might be interesting to them as well as to demonstrate something of the... Continue reading

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  • Digital economy workshop for teachers

    by Steven Pace, 11 months ago
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    As a parent of school-aged children, it was encouraging to see a dozen dedicated secondary school teachers from the Mackay region give up their time to attend a professional development workshop recently. The free after-hours workshop for Business and IT teachers was held at the Mackay campus of CQUniversity. It was jointly organised by Maree Franettovich and Robyn Collins from the University's School of Business and Law, and Carolyn Young from Pioneer State High School.

    I attended the event as a guest speaker. The organisers wanted a workshop that was engaging and interactive, and that gave teachers practical... Continue reading

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  • Creating A Seniors Smartphone

    by Stephen Dixon, 12 months ago
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    by Stephen Dixon, 14 minutes ago

    Creating A Seniors Smartphone

    1. The ‘Unconnected age gap’ is substantial, but steady

    The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016, states “People aged 65+ are Australia’s least digitally included demographic group (41.6, or 12.9 points below the national average). This ‘age gap’ has remained relatively steady over time.” 2

    I have some difficulty with these low figures. Many of the survey questions were not applicable to people 65+, and 65+ is too broad a demographic bundle and should be broken into 65 - 75, 75 – 85, and 85+.

    2. Background Analysis

    By 2000 the... Continue reading

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