Schools attend IT seminar

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Schools from across Cornwall had the chance to learn about using cutting edge IT to keep in touch with parents and pupils at a seminar held in Redruth.

ICT4's founder, Glyn Pascoe, presents at the IT seminar

Organised by IT support company, ICT4, representatives from 30 schools across Cornwall attended the event at Redruth School.

During the day delegates heard from South West Grid for Learning Trust (SWGfL) about changes in broadband structure, pricing and the introduction of superfast fibre connections.

Bude-based Schoolcomms also demonstrated its software that allows schools to communicate effectively with parents through email and SMS text messaging.

ICT4’s founder, Glyn Pascoe, said: “The conference was a great success and we have had some excellent feedback from attendees.

“It was a chance for schools to find out how the latest innovations in IT can help with the learning process and keeping in touch with pupils and parents.

“There are so many opportunities to enhance the learning experience through IT, especially as Cornwall becomes superfast broadband enabled.”

As well as talks from industry experts, delegates saw how Treleigh School in Redruth is using the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to create online learning sites that are integrated within the curriculum.