Within the field of healthcare training, there is a significant focus on practical, scenario-based teaching. The upgrade to the facilities had to encourage interactive, two-way engagement between lecturer and students, and facilitate the live demonstration and observation of clinical techniques.
Unhindered observation, real-time feedback and Peer review
The system is designed to allow the different learning spaces to be used in isolation or linked together to facilitate the observation of activity within the specialised teaching areas.
One of the largest non-specialised teaching areas is the new Scale-up room, designed to offer better facilities for in-room interactive teaching and demonstration. There are five individual meeting desks each with Panasonic displays that can be used independently with local connection via dedicated PC, or with student devices wirelessly connected.
“The audio is crystal-clear; I’ve experienced things in the past with audio and video links between classrooms and generally the audio has been poor. With this set-up the video is good, and we have no problems with sound quality and levels. We also have additional headsets for any students with hearing problems”.
Stuart Loughran, Audio Visual Systems Team Leader, Nottingham Trent University