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New Education Innovation Hub is Launched

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.

The 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.

The 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.

Fife 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.”

Ash 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.”

The 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.​

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