Tag: Research

Touring for the Churchill Fellowship

18 May, 2017
Awarding of 2016 Churchill Fellowships & Churchill Medallions at Government House by the Governer General Sir Peter Cosgrove 13/02/2017

Our Chair, Megan Gilmour is counting down the days until she embarks on a Churchill Fellowship for MissingSchool. The Fellowship is enabling us to study what other countries do to keep seriously sick kids connected to their education, schools, peers and teachers. Telepresence technologies will be a big focus in the discovery process. Megan will […]

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Who Are They?

13 October, 2015
Who are they

A comprehensive report into the challenges facing kids who miss school due to significant injury or illness aims to improve outcomes for an estimated 60,000 seriously ill Australian students. Go here to find the report – School Connection For Seriously Sick Kids: who are they, how do we know what works and whose job is […]

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Have Your Say

14 March, 2014

In an earlier blog post, we mentioned Megan Jackson’s research into how schools can use apps like Skype and FaceTime to keep adolescents with chronic illness connected back to their classroom. Megan is now hoping to hear from people who can comment on how schools might be able to work better to support adolescents with […]

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Connecting Seriously Sick Kids in Real Time

18 February, 2014
skype-class

In late 2013, PhD candidate Megan Jackson presented her confirmation seminar at the University of Canberra. In it she described her examination of the potential for linking students with serious chronic illness to their classes and teachers using real-time Voice Over Internet Protocols (VOIP).

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