‘What makes SANSSpace stand out from any other online programme,’ says Paul Barnes, the BU Language Centre Manager, ‘is it’s ability to interrogate video and audio files on any device and from any location.’Read more
The growth of investment, by both US and UK universities, in MOOC also fuels this demand. Joint programmes between Harvard MIT and Stanford, and more recently between UK Universities under the banner of the ‘FutureLearn’ programme, are being evangelised by Universities Minister David Willets. This all comes around the background of a drop in the number of students now attending university; in the UK last year for instance some 54,000 less. The problem with the whole MOOC movement though is there is no accreditation and specific quality control. Universities charge fees for students who come in and onto campus but the free online content is a challenge that needs to be met and managed.
For me, SANSSpace represents an important milestone in the development of
effective teaching methods for language learning.
Will Harvey Head of MFL Didcot Girls School, a Specialist Languages College
The acceptance of a BYOD programme in education will mean an increasing use and importance of video in teaching and learning. How will teachers and instructors successfully adapt and manage the use of video for their students? A unique new online learning management programme called SANSSpace has the answer.
SANSSpace developed from Sony Virtuoso networked language labs, now offers student and teacher access via an ‘App’ for iPads and Smart Phones