Rural College Barony Digital Classroom
Scotlandâ€™s Rural College Barony unveils a new state-of-the-art digital classroom.
19:00 20 February 2019
A new state-of-the-art digital classroom, believed to be the first of its kind in the region, has been recently unveiled at Scotland’s Rural College Barony campus in Dumfries. The classroom was developed in partnership with Glasgow-based audio-visual company MediaScape. Following successful testing led by students, SRUC now considers creating similar digital technology projects at campuses in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Fife and West Lothian.
SRUC vice chairman Alistair Marshall said: “Collaboration through technology is second nature to students at home and while studying. We need to constantly evolve to support their potential and create a world-class teaching environment. The digital classroom isn’t just about today, it also reflects the working practices of tomorrow. Seeing how SRUC staff and students have created our first digital classroom has been brilliant and offers a real glimpse into the future.”
Adrianna Quail, a student studying for an Advanced Certificate in Forestry at SRUC, said: “The Digital Classroom could attract students interested in technology. The equipment is easy to use even for students who are not IT savvy. Having a classroom like this shows commitment and forward thinking in a world where technology plays a huge part in the education system.”