Brockenhurst College students ‘Click’ with BBC and IBM technology

Brockenhurst College students ‘Click’ with BBC and IBM technology

bbc_clickStudents at Brockenhurst College took part in the recording of BBC’s technology programme ‘Click’ this week, as the College announced its exciting new plans for teaching and learning. A major collaborative project with global industry leader IBM, supported by the University of Southampton, will see the College able to provide the latest technology, augmenting the way it transfers knowledge and enabling students to learn and study in new ways. Cloud classrooms, lectures streamed from around the world, international connections with subject experts, real-time video conferences and interactive workspaces are just some of the innovative possibilities that will be available to Brock students.

A new centre for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths will also be developed to provide a unique opportunity for study in these areas; the new centre will house the latest technology, inspiring students and ultimately provide much-needed skills across the region.

The production team of BBC’s ‘Click’ programme spent the day at Brock on Monday, meeting with staff, students and representatives from IBM, investigating the exciting plans and the possibilities they would open up.

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Maths and Economics student, Katie Fisher, said: “The new technology will give me the best learning experience possible – I will be able to share my learning via my mobile and the deep knowledge I’m able to gain from the new technology makes me want to find out and learn more. It was very exciting to have the BBC film crew here and it’s great that Brock is part of such an exciting project”.

Di Roberts CBE, Principal of the College, said: “Brock has always been committed to providing the highest quality education; this collaboration will take us even further and I am delighted to be working with IBM and the University of Southampton on this exciting opportunity. The technological transformations it will afford will deliver an exceptional student experience and have a real impact on our community”.

The BBC ‘Click’ programme will air during the BBC News on Saturday 6th September from 4am. It will also be available on the BBC’s online service.

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