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5th Megaconference Jr. joins 215 schools worldwide via advanced multi-point videoconferencing

Maltese Secondary School Students teamed up with University of Malta for this online MegaConference Jr. to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other’s learning.

A group of students from the Boys’ Secondary School forming part of St Ignatius College, today, put up an interactive presentation and kick-started the annual Megaconference Junior 2008.

The Megaconference Junior is an annual event, this year bringing together 215 schools worldwide, from the comfort of their own individual countries. This is possible through the use of videoconferencing - a technology which deals with real time communication between two or more sites. In this case, the conference spans 12 hours with 20 presentations by students from different countries. As they come together on screen, students aged between 11 and 16 present topics of their own choice, using a variety of media and resources, and displaying a colourful show of the different cultures. This very special five-year anniversary Megaconference Jr. event includes participants from more than 215 schools from 13 countries around the world including Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Australia, Malta, Northern Ireland, Japan, England, Portugal, Canada, Spain, Australia, and the United States.

The 12-hour duration makes it possible for schools from many time zones to participate during regular school hours, while occasional roll calls give a voice to participants observing the presentations, quizzes, and question-and-answer sessions.

The Maltese students’ presentation, entitled 'Malta: A Mega Mini Island', projected the local history, culture and gastronomy, providing an insight to our country.

The students and their teachers were assisted by technical and support staff from IT Services, University of Malta, who are also the local coordinators of this event. The University of Malta set up the link which was held over the GÉANT2 network, a high-quality bandwidth network dedicated solely to research and educational purposes.

This event can also be viewed, streamed, on www.megaconferencejr.org.


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Mr Mario Cucciardi together with the students from St Ignatius College

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The Maltese students delivering their Megaconference Jr presentation from the University of Malta

Megaconference Jr. is a project designed to give students from schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other's learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology. 

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