Joseph Chamberlain College, UK
Joseph Chamberlain College, located near Birmingham City Centre (Birmingham, UK), is a highly successful Sixth Form (similar to a Senior high school in the U.S.) with a national reputation for excellence and student achievement among the highest in England.
For some years, the college used SMART boards in their classrooms, but they were beginning to show their age and weren’t providing teachers with the necessary tools to teach in the digital age.
“We approached Roche AV to see what was out there in the market that could better suit our needs. We wanted a complete solution for the college that was modern, that supports teachers, and provides students with a more interactive learning environment,” says Patrick O’Donohue, Assistant Principal (College Services). “We were aware that our current setup wasn’t being utilized properly and that technology had moved on considerably since we first installed the SMART boards. We wanted to make sure we were fully informed before making a decision, so we looked at several solutions, but the Clevertouch solution ticked all the boxes and more.”
Gareth Middleton, a former teacher turned technology specialist from Clevertouch, demonstrated the Clevertouch IMPACT Plus interactive display alongside Clevertouch digital signage and room booking solutions. The college was blown away by the versatility and ease of use that the Clevertouch solutions. Within two weeks of the demonstration, they decided to replace their existing technology with 65 interactive touch screens. They also chose to implement 30 digital signage screens plus room booking panels - a first for the college that previously used printed posters or emails to inform and deliver messages to staff and students.
Joseph Chamberlain, which is currently expanding and building new facilities, has confirmed that their new teaching block will be filled with Clevertouch technology.