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Taking a break from web site information gathering at K-Net: Rhys Leppan (15), James and Jess Druker (14)
Teenagers develop web site for
Teenagers who are currently attending K-Net courses and
who are part of the K-Net Mini Business are designing and developing the Global Internet
Show web site.
The Global Internet Show runs on Wednesday evenings on
CANI FM 98.7. CANI stands for constant and never-ending improvement, a station established
to motivate, educate, inform, inspire and entertain.
The web site will achieve the same goals and will evolve
through constant and never-ending improvement! Ann Clark, K-Net's Customer Care Manager
and head of the K-Net Mini Business says that this is a great opportunity for teenagers
who are studying at K-Net. "They learn many different computer skills at K-Net. It is
an integrated computer learning environment. This means that we do not cover topics in
Teenagers (and adults) learn how
to complete a whole task which may involve graphics, word processing, e-mail, faxing,
scanning, research, sound, file management and using the Internet. Web site development
involves a number of these disciplines. Teenagers can apply what they have learned and
it's ongoing. They also get to work with K-Net mentors who share their years of computer
experience with the teenagers.
Gerry Hrdliczka, who has worked in the computer industry
for sixteen years, will be helping the teenagers." Gerry mentors at K-Net and also
leads the K-Net multimedia development team. K-Net produces disk- and CD-based software
applications for their corporate client's product launches and product promotions.
"The teenagers will gain enormously from Gerry's
computer experience and knowledge as well as his team leadership and project management
skills," says Ann.
The Global Internet Show web site is unique because it
involves the listeners. Listeners phone into the show or e-mail the show with their ideas
on what they want from the site. The K-Net coordinators gather the information from the
listeners and feed it back to the technical team who handle the site development. The site
will be changing all the time to suit the needs of the listeners.
Cool vibe, cool graphics and great
music while you learn
Rhys Leppan (15) is the Global Internet Show web site
coordinator at K-Net. Rhys is currently attending K-Net's TechnoCruise course. Rhys is
also the guy who reports back on the web site development on CANI FM.
"I felt comfortable with the vibe at K-Net and there
is so much to do. I learnt a stack - from morphing to really cool graphics using
CorelDRAW. The techniques I have learnt using a program like Paintbrush you wouldn't
Teenagers go to K-Net at different times and you take your
own music to listen to while you learn. I go to K-Net on Friday evening (Friday nightout
action only starts at about 10:00, that's way after the K-Net action.)
I did the TechnoLaunch and have now moved onto the more
advanced TechnoCruise course. The sessions are really cool, you learn stuff you want to
learn - from graphics to web site links - and you can have a challenge at pool before you
Being a coordinator for the web site is an experience. But
then K-Net's a whole new experience. It's the place to be."