Learning has taken a 360 degree spin at Coomera Anglican College, with their newest facility, The Pod.
The Pod is a future-focused centre, making students the architects of their own learning by taking them out of the traditional classroom.
It features the latest in immersive and interactive technology with robotics, interactive touch screen displays, 3D printing, writeable walls, smart glass and an indoor drone flying space.
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The climate controlled, 360 degree Imaginarium is the centrepiece of the new learning facility, adding another dimension to the visual and audio experience to teleport students from the icy cold environments of Antarctica to the sweltering Sahara Desert and even off the planet to Mars – all with the wave of a wand!
Coomera Anglican College Principal, Dr Mark Sly says the The Pod is an Australian first, which will meet students’ needs in a rapidly changing technological landscape.
“This new facility is supporting the way we’re changing our approach to learning which is enquiry-based rather than content-based teaching,” Dr Sly said.
“In a world where the future of education will soon see virtual and augmented reality, robotics, 3D printing, laser cutting and drones as the norm, we identified the need for a facility that was flexible enough to move and adapt to change, but also have some key design elements to address some of the current and expected technological advances,” Dr Sly added.
“With immersive, interactive and collaborative learning environments, The Pod will introduce students to future-focused learning, placing this facility at the forefront of the new age of education.
“Coomera Anglican College strives to inspire excellence and we believe we have achieved that, and more, by inspiring creativity and imagination in our students’ learning – taking it out of this world.”