The University of Westminster is undertaking a five-year programme to redesign all classrooms with the goal of creating spaces that incorporate online learning into face-to-face classes - blended learning spaces. To inspire the next phase of its programme, the University is hosting the so-called Sticky Campus learning space for the month of January 2018. These digital classrooms allow learners to use their own technology in the classroom; students can take personal notes as well as actively participate in the class activity, in some cases collaborating directly with peers via the cloud.
Policy Connect’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology has organised the event, which draws attention to new technologies that make universities more inclusive for disabled and non-disabled students alike. After the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Graham Megson addressed the crowd, the Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP, utilised the interactive interface to address attendees on the potential for innovative technology to remove barriers to education for disabled students. The event was attended by members of the APPG, including Seema Malhotra MP, Lord Holmes and Lord Addington; guests from across the Higher Education sector; and students from the University of Westminster.