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Teach Too: Carshalton College: working with Mirobot on entrepreneurial robotics and physical computing'

Principal focus of the project

This project focused on providing a live brief, developed with the partner robotics organisation, which gave a mechanism by which learners from ICT and Digital Media pathways could work on an integrated project together, reflecting how professionals work together in the industry. This involved industry professionals in training staff in relevant skills and programming techniques.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

The project created positive peer pressure to attend and achieve and an improvement in grades among participants. Staff gained relevant industry skills, which also increased confidence, motivation, and enthusiasm for new subject delivery methods. The employer also developed their knowledge of other markets that feed into future product development.

Number of participants who worked with the project
N/A
Learners
2-5
Organisations
N/A
Staff
Name(s) of authors

Janet Smith - Carshalton College

Name of associate programmes

Teach Too

Summary

This report describes a collaborative project between a college and robotics company with the aim of designing a curriculum model that matches learner progress to digital industry needs, and of ensuring staff have relevant computational and programming skills to achieve this.

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