The new $15 million collaborative Internet Innovation Fund (cIIF) will accelerate the use of 'next generation' ICT in Victoria by supporting government agencies, industry and community groups to innovate using Web 2.0 technologies.
The Collaborative IIF program will enable businesses, community organisations and government agencies to use next generation technologies to develop innovative ways of working in Victoria's environment, health, education, local government, emergency services, community and industry sectors.
Using Second Life as a case study, the project involved the development of a prototype - Melbourne Laneways - created in partnership with Victorian Government agencies Multimedia Victoria, Tourism Victoria and Invest Victoria.
Over a three-month trial, Melbourne Laneways will provide a means of gathering further information and data for the Victorian business community and others interested in testing the potential of virtual worlds.
Using virtual worlds as a tool to engage with the community and to collaborate in the short term may potentially reap rewards for both government and business. Adapted from e.Government Resorce Centre
- Teresa Anderson
- Hi, My name is Teresa Anderson, a Professional Communications student at Central Queensland University in Mackay. I am definitely a technology immigrant and am excited about entering into a new world of learning and communicating through e-learning. Information technology is dramatically changing the way we communicate, learn and interact. Being able to keep up with these technologies is an important part of my professional and personal development and I look forward to the challenge.