Education innovation hub launched at University of the West of Scotland

futurescot | April 18, 2019

The hub is situated in Paisley and follows the announcement at Bett 2017 about the growth of the Ambassador Programme. UWS is the latest educational institution to open its Innovation Hub in the second phase of the programme and the first to officially open in Scotland.The Ambassador Programme is a national engagement initiative led by the four global IT leaders to highlight how computing power underpin knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. It is designed to drive innovation and digital skills development at UWS and its wider community.The Innovation Hub will form the central piece of an ongoing partnership between UWS, Fujitsu, Net App, Ruckus Networks, and Intel. The hub will be equipped with the latest computing technology and will be used to promote the use of technology and the development of digital skills. UWS is one of Scotland’s most modern, innovative and dynamic universities and we are hugely excited to become the first university in Scotland to house a Fujitsu Ambassador Innovation Hub.

Spotlight

When coaching professors and subject matter experts in the delivery of their narrations or voiceovers, I always encourage them to work with a script. Most of the time, they come back with eloquent, passionate, error-free prose. Perfect for the New Yorker, but deadly for engaging online learners. I’m not calling for abandoning all traces of formality, but it seems to me that in the world of e-learning the tendency leans towards narration that comes across as ‘too stuffy’ rather than ‘too laid back‘.

Spotlight

When coaching professors and subject matter experts in the delivery of their narrations or voiceovers, I always encourage them to work with a script. Most of the time, they come back with eloquent, passionate, error-free prose. Perfect for the New Yorker, but deadly for engaging online learners. I’m not calling for abandoning all traces of formality, but it seems to me that in the world of e-learning the tendency leans towards narration that comes across as ‘too stuffy’ rather than ‘too laid back‘.

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