E-Fair a huge success at South Essex College

SOUTH Essex College held an annual E-Fair for the further education sector at their new Thurrock Campus.

The Education & Training Foundation event for the eastern region was themed around digital curriculum design. Its aim was to educate teaching staff about new innovative models of lesson delivery.

Guest speakers and workshops highlighted examples for practitioners of the new technologies available to enhance the learning experience.

Speakers included learning technology guru Bryan Mathers who advises City & Guilds on embedding technology into learning design. Plus Stephan Caspar, Media Development Leader at Southampton University, who teaches students to make short videos on their phones to capture lectures.

Rhys Hughes, Head of Learning Services at the College, said: “We welcomed a mix of delegates from across the region representing further education and work based learning. Guests commented on how enjoyable the day was, I think everyone enjoyed the opportunity to share good practice.”

Lisa MacCormac, Head of Collaborative Partnerships at the College, said: “It was a really inspiring and informative day, the event flowed very well with thought provoking speakers.”

Staff were encouraged to enter the fun E-Fair selfie competition on the day, with great prizes up for grabs. Helen Sharpe from South Essex College came third and won a Prism Bluetooth LED speaker. Jo Muckle who also works at the College won a Sony digital camera in second place. The winner, Nick Goodhew, from Harlow College was awarded an iPad Mini for his dressing up efforts.

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