UWTSD's Lyndon Shirley has delivered a series of talks at Info Comm 2018 in Las Vegas


28.06.2018

Lyndon Shirley, Executive Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at UWTSD, has delivered a series of talks at Info Comm2018 in Las Vegas.

UWTSD is working in partnership with Sony to bring the next generation of education technology to students across the University’s campuses through its collaborative solution, Vision Exchange.

Sony gave a presentation entitled, ‘Introducing Sony’s Classroom Collaboration and Active Learning Solution: Vision Exchange at this year’s Info Comm. Lyndon was able to share the story of UWTSD’s journey from designing, planning and implementing a new build using Collaborative Learning technologies and in particular explaining how intuitive, flexible and cost effective the Vision Exchange solution is to deliver collaborative learning. He met and exchanged ideas with over 50 universities from the US, Canada, Ecuador and Australia at the event.

By working in close collaboration, Sony will provide UWTSD with a pioneering platform to facilitate a move from traditional lecture theatres and auditoriums to cutting-edge learning spaces enabling collaborative and interactive learning styles that should improve engagement and attainment.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest Royal Chartered University in Wales with campuses across South West Wales as well as in London.  UWTSD is investing significantly in its infrastructure to transform the educational experience for students across its campuses. 

In order to achieve its aspirations, UWTSD required a technology partner that could develop the next generation of education technology to introduce new styles of active learning. In addition, the University stipulated a solution that was simple and intuitive to use for all students and lecturers – regardless of technical expertise.

Since 2015, Sony has worked closely with UWTSD to develop its intuitive solution, Vision Exchange. The solution allows up to approximately 60 students to work collaboratively in small clusters connecting wirelessly to the platform via their own laptops (Windows/Mac), tablets or smartphone devices. The teacher can easily ‘mirror’ any devices and share content with other groups in the room or on the main presentation screen via simple drag-and-drop gestures that remain under their control. The solution can also bring in other participants located elsewhere to join the discussion and seamlessly share content regardless of geographic location.

The Faculty of Education and Communities and the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering will begin piloting Sony Vision Exchange. The system will then be progressively deployed across UWTSD’s campuses enabling lecturers to feature the technology at the core of their teaching programmes and bring active learning to all students. This includes the University’s new facilities at SA1 Swansea Waterfront, which will open in September 2018.

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