I am an Information Officer at a Regional Support Centre here in the UK, supporting providers across the sectors for the South West region. JISC RSC
s exist to advise the learning providers of designated sectors to realise their ambitions in deployment of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT
) to achieve their organisational mission. The network of JISC Regional Support Centres operates as a national service responsive to local needs through a strong sense of local ownership.
Although we can only offer support to our regional providers, I thought that some of the case studies I have written, covering a range of areas related to education and technology may be of benefit to share.Oakwood Court College: Webcams and avatars enhance communication for students with severe learning disabilities
Oakwood Court College has helped to enhance the education and lives of
its students through the use of innovative practices and technology. The
College has successfully used webcams with avatars to breakdown the
communication barriers between tutors and students with autism.
This also saw one student suffering from selective mutism to speak at the college for the first time.
Please visit the Excellence Gateway website to view the full case study here