For anyone who’s ever struggled with maths, Highbury College has launched a Digital Maths Academy in another first for the area.

Open all hours to students and staff, the on-line academy has been specially developed by lecturers at Highbury College, using leading edge technology.

Special taster sessions are now freely available for members of the public to test their abilities and see how a bit of a maths refresher could help them.

“It is widely recognised that improving your maths will widen the employment opportunities available to you,” said Tess Cole, Highbury’s Education and Skills Director. “The Highbury team works closely with employers to provide the skills they need, with maths remaining key to employability.” added Tess.

Cathy Ellis, Director of Research & Development said Highbury is leading the way in e-learning. “We know technology plays a great part in everybody’s daily lives, and the people of Portsmouth and our students want to access information anytime, anywhere – we are digital by default .”

Cathy was among a delegation from Highbury College who were invited to contribute to the BETT Show 2016 which took place at the ExCel Centre in London. BETT is the largest annual education technology event in the UK and attracts educators and policy makers from around the world. Cathy was a guest speaker at the event, advising educators on how to harness technology in their institutions. Florence Gallien, Head of Marketing & Communications, was also invited to advise on the use of social media in education.

The College’s e-learning specialists, Anna Selway and Ross Hounsell, were there to talk about how Highbury has invested in Canvas, the College’s e-learning portal. Canvas is a state-of-the-art technology platform used by Harvard, Stanford and leading US Community Colleges. “There was a lot of interest in how we are using technology for learning at Highbury College, including advising ministerial delegations from South America and Scandinavia,” said Ross.

If you are interested in trying out Highbury College’s Digital Maths Academy, visit the following website https://highbury.instructure.com/courses/4950

Article Details

  • Date 28/01/2016

    Author Paula Hetherington