D&A tops for learning technology

Release Date: 7 June 2016

About 50 people representing colleges and universities from across the country arrived at D&A College Gardyne Campus on Tuesday, June 7, for a conference on learning technology.

From virtual reality headsets to the use of drones in education, D&A College is at the cutting edge of emerging technologies and the venue offered delegates the chance to sample some of the innovative equipment now in use.

Joy Howat, D&A team leader in learning technologies, gave a presentation on the college’s learning lab, a designated space at Gardyne Campus for leading-edge learning technology.

“Delegates were invited to try out the Virtual Reality headsets so they can experience a 360 degree/3D journey through the human body,” said Joy.

“We use this technology to help students learn how blood cells work.

“Alternatively the headsets can be used to explore the International Space Station or take a virtual trip to the Great Barrier Reef.”

A demonstration of 3-D scanning and printing was also on the agenda.

The conference was under the auspices of ALT Scotland.