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InfoLab21 hosted another successful Teachers' Day which has been praised for creating valuable connections with local schools.

Teachers from around the region came to InfoLab21 as part of a programme to provide professional development and create links between schools in the North-West and the University.

The Department of Communication Systems, the Knowledge Business Centre at InfoLab21, Lancaster University Schools Liaison Office and Lancashire Education Business Partnership (LEBP) organised a teachers' day event on Wednesday 31st of October. The event focussed on the use of computer animation to develop a computer game.

Christine James of LEBP who co-ordinated the event said;

" This is the second event InfoLab21 has hosted once again has proved to be a great success, I look forward to planning similar events in the future, as teachers really value the links they are able to establish."

In total, sixteen teachers from schools and further education colleges from around the North-West attended the event. Dr. Phil Benachour from the Department of Communication Systems at Lancaster said:

"This is a great opportunity for local Secondary School and Community College teachers to find out about what kind of software tools are being used for teaching at the University, it also allows institutions like Lancaster to promote and engage with local schools and pass on its expertise in specialised areas of media and communication technology".

Colin McLaughlin from the Knowledge Business Centre at InfoLab21 added:

"It is important for us as a University to engage with the wider community. One of the ways to do this is to work with the teaching staff from Schools and Colleges in the North West in order to share the knowledge and expertise that the academic staff here possess."

Tue 11 December 2007

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