We are delighted to announce thatÂ we signed aÂ Memorandum of UnderstandingÂ with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS)Â on Monday 20 October 2014.
The Memorandum of UnderstandingÂ is in recognition of the work each organisation has been contributing to games based and innovative learning through technology.Â Professor Craig Mahoney from UWS noted how important it was for UWS to be working with industry experts such as the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
Signing the Memorandum of Understanding onÂ behalf of our Chief Executive,Â Frances Scott, SSSCÂ Workforce Development and Planning Manager highlighted how the social work and social care sector could benefit from using the research and technical knowledge that UWS has.
So far the collaboration has seen the development of a virtual nursery game and a virtual manager game.Â Each game will be showcased at a European Conference on the Application of Enabling Technologies in Glasgow on 20 and 21 November this year.Â The joint conference is to be opened by Michael Russell MSP and attendees will have an opportunity to see some of the learning technology that is being used to enhance learning across the social care sector.
If you would like further information or if youâ€™d like to book a place at the conference please contact: email@example.com.Â Please note that conference places are free but limited.
We are also partners with UWS andÂ five other European organisations in an Erasmus + project: Digital Bridges. Â The Digital Bridges project aims to further develop a pedagogy and curriculum to support games based learning that will positively impact the learning of the early years workforce.