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Essex Imagine Centre - Now Open

The Imagine Centre housed in the new Colchester United's football stadium. Created by Essex LA to test a range of new learning technologies it allows learners and teachers an opportunity to see what works for themselves.
Essex Imagine Centre - Now Open

Table Touch Screen

The football ground is built on a green field site north of the town and offers impressive conferencing and technology facilities for the borough. It's surrounded by new housing and each new home will be offered a free digital device and encouraged to use the centre.

The latest is kit is there to test including a huge screen covering one wall linked to other devices in the centre. It's possible to video conference and use the interactive floor space - yes everything seems to be digital and state of the art although I didn't check the toilets. One wall has an interactive whiteboard that isn't. It features the latest projector which turns any surface into an IWB and a digital globe which is essentially a spherical screen to display weather events.

Update: shortly after opening Essex County Council withdrew funding and it's future is now in doubt. However the Community Stadium has expressed an interest in keeping it open. More when we get it.

More about it here


Report date: April 2010