Nescot students to visit Indian college to help develop virtual learning

Oct 28, 2014

Nescot students to visit Indian college to help develop virtual learning

Two Nescot Computing students will be visiting a college in southern India this month as part of a project between the two countries’ governments. 

The UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) will see HNC student Joe Scott and HNDstudent Greg Hearn will visit Palakkad Polytechnic in Kerala from October 27 to 31 to look at how the institution can develop teaching using virtual learning.

In addition the pair, accompanied by lecturer Joseph Hanke, will help staff develop strategies to get the technology sector involved in designing the college curriculum.

A team from Palakkad Polytechnic will visit Nescot next year to train teachers in design software and applied mechanics and helping the Surrey college to develop new technology courses.

“I’m really looking forward to travelling to India, it’s going to be an amazing experience and we’re going to learn a lot from it,” said Joe.

“I’m especially interested in how students with disabilities and learning difficulties can benefit from using technology in the classroom to help them find new ways to learn.”

Greg said: “We use virtual learning environments a lot at college, which is really interactive and helps us work together on tasks and test out our projects.

“Hopefully our experience of using those systems as students, as well as our computing knowledge, will mean we can help both colleges as well as learning a lot through the trip.”

Lecturer Joseph Hanke added: “The project has already been a great opportunity for Greg and Joe to expand their computing skills, and both trips will help them develop further still.

“We’re really proud to be able to work in partnership with Palakkad Polytechnic, and we think the teams at both colleges can learn a lot from each other.”

UKIERI saw Mr Venugopal, Head of Computing at Palakkad's Polytechnic College, visit Nescot in February last year.

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