Universities across Australia continue to embrace SMART Technologies, investing heavily in interactive technologies and new software across many faculties
For instance, a South Australia university with responsibility for a large cohort of Pre-Service teachers recently rolled out 4500 SMART Learning Suite (SLS) licenses to their staff and students, as well as certified one of their IT Leads as a SMART Certified Trainer to ensure that the staff have an expert at hand and that students can benefit from his knowledge.
In New South Wales, one university has also rolled out SLS licenses for students and staff in the Faculty of Education. This enables these students to develop digital content for teaching and learning which they can use in any school setting regardless of the school’s technology infrastructure. SMART is device agnostic and therefore the digital content and lessons the pre-service teachers develop can be utilized in their practicums. It will also enable these pre-service teachers to have tools for learning when they are employed in schools.
Other NSW universities have embraced SMART within their Early Years Centres, creating innovative learning spaces while
The recent release of the new Podium has also gained interest with many universities who are looking to implement this tool to enhance the capabilities of their lecturers. One highly reputable,
Consistency across most lecture spaces ensures that professors have a consistent user experience where they can walk into any room, connect their computer, pick up a pen and without selecting any additional tools, proceed to annotate and interact with the desired content. This seamless
It is evident that as the Australian higher education sector continues to innovate and improve the learning opportunities for their students that SMART will continue to partner them on this learning journey.