Students and staff from Fife College are to benefit from the latest in digital technology thanks to the recent launch of a new Education Innovation Hub.
(Left to Right) Curriculum Manager at Fife College, Janet Fyfe; Director of Education at Fujitsu, Ash Merchant; Principal, Hugh Logan and Vice President for Education and Representation at FCSA, Tom McPherson.
The Hub is part of Fujitsu's Education Ambassador Programme, supported by Intel, Brocade and Kyocera and was officially launched on Thursday 22nd
September at Fife College’s Stenton Campus in Glenrothes. This follows the
announcement at The Bett Show 2016 of the growth of the Ambassador Programme
and promotes Fife College as the latest educational institution to open its
Innovation Hub in the second phase of the programme.
event began with an official ribbon cutting by Principal, Hugh Logan and Director of Education at Fujitsu, Ash Merchant, followed by inspiring
speeches detailing how the College plan to use the Hub to enhance the student
learning experience. Lunch was then served by support for learning students
from the College.
Innovation Hub is the culmination of an ongoing partnership between Fife College, Fujitsu, Intel, Brocade
and Kyocera and is equipped with a range of the latest computing
technology which will be used to promote the use of technology and development
of digital skills.
College is committed to transforming the way
students and staff work together. The main objectives of the Innovation Hub for
the College are to: blend technology with learning, develop staff skills
and develop school-college partnership activity.
Principal, Hugh Logan,
is excited about the Innovation Hub and looks forward to seeing both students
and staff taking full advantage of the facilities. Said Hugh: “The project is
intended to help to transform learning and teaching at Fife College by
supporting both students and staff to use the latest developments in digital
learning technology. I am thrilled to see both students and staff enjoying this
new facility within the College and I
am sure they will see the benefit of it.”
Merchant, Director of Education at Fujitsu, said: “Fife College is passionate towards digital transformation and the
role of digital in supporting its students – and we’re excited to be a part of
that with the launch of the Innovation Hub. A recent survey by Fujitsu revealed
that around a fifth (22%) of consumers believe that digital education should be
part of the modern education curriculum, which points towards a real need to
see education establishments focusing on the digital journey. Educational
institutions like Fife College will
play a crucial role in making this happen – and Fujitsu, supported by our
partners, Intel, Brocade and Kyocera, is committed to supporting them in
bringing their vision to life.”
Ambassador Programme is a national
engagement initiative led by the four global IT leaders that aims to highlight
the use of computing power to underpin knowledge in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and drive forward innovation and digital
skills development at Fife College as
well as its wider community.