Image above: Staff from SRUC Barony Campus, Dumfries and Galloway College and Borders College
On the 5th of December 2018, staff from Dumfries and Galloway College and Borders College were ‘wowed’ with a visit to the Barony Campus Digital Classroom.
Julie Parker (Barony Campus Senior Tutor and Digital Classroom Project Manager) started the meeting with how the project came about, areas to consider with such a project and how the SRUC project team came to successfully install and deliver the exciting new Digital Classroom.
Ali Hastie (SRUC e-Learning Developer and Project Senior Supplier) introduced the visitors to the technologies within the room, including the Clevertouch screens and the functionality of connecting devices (laptops, SmartPhone and Tablet) to the Teammate table’s screens.
A presentation was also delivered on the Certificate in Forestry Tree Identification Unit within Moodle, which gained considerable interest from Dumfries and Galloway College as they also use Moodle as their Learner Management System for their students. A showcase of the up-and-coming SRUC Staff Digital Classroom Guidance Site (built within Mahara) was next on the agenda in which contains guidance for staff on reshaping teaching and learning within a collaborative learning space and tools to engage students.
Both Dumfries and Galloway College and Borders College were enthused by the room, the innovative collaborative technologies and what the team (and students) had achieved at Barony Campus. There could well be collaborative projects between the three institutions in the very near future, with a possibility of further state-of-the-art Digital Classrooms!