Symposium highlights Next Generation Classroom

City of Glasgow College’s annual International Education Symposium will this year focus on digital learning and the impact of dynamic technological change on student learning and employability.

Following the success of its inaugural Education & Maritime Symposia last year, the college will once again welcome some of the most influential industry leaders and eminent academics from across the globe to debate the challenges ahead.

Principal and Chief Executive of City of Glasgow College, Paul Little, said:

“Our Education Symposium provides an opportunity to articulate the critical role colleges play in the economic success of our country and its digital future. I am looking forward to a stimulating day of discussion and debate on how digital can really make a difference.”

This year an exciting digital programme will run throughout the afternoon at City campus. From games to robots and virtual reality to 3D printing, students and staff are encouraged to see how digital technology is changing the student learning experience.

The exhibition will include demonstrations in virtual welding and immersive hybrid technology. Fujitsu highlights its ‘Smart Cities’ solution, developed for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo which shows how traffic, security and public transport will be managed. Travel and tourism students will download Periscope to broadcast their very own travel experience. Design and photography students will create a magazine cover from a photo-shoot in just 60 minutes, and using the ‘Prepare for Impact’ app students can view what passengers see in an emergency situation through a VR presence.

You can download the day's schedule here and keep up to date with all that's being discussed and debated on our Twitter page using #cogcdigisymp.