I popped to LCC today, where they had organised a small lunchtime thing for to see what they are doing in the School of Design. Fred Deakin and others were there together with some students. It’s good to have students at these things. Governors don’t get to meet students enough.
The School of Design are doing lots of good stuff and there’s more planned. There’s a new course in Information and Interface Design which Ben Stopher described well. Good to hear it moves beyond teaching students to design web pages and instead teaches the principles of interaction and how to work with code as a material. “Traditional design acumen with an understanding of modern technology”, was the phrase used.
Students and staff expressed a frustration at how industry changes quicker than the college can adapt. We discussed ways to make that easier and more flexible.
Students expressed frustration with the digital tools they’re given, Moodle etc. I’ve heard that before.
An interesting session.