Nottingham Business School is a part of the Nottingham Trent University. It has over 5,000 students enrolled and it prides itself on its focus to providing a stimulating learning environment to its students and on practical experiences from real world.
The management decided to implement an information platform that will be easily accessible to all students, so that no student can say that they had no way of knowing something they were supposed to know.
The managment focused on the three key categories of “I did not know...” excuses. The first category contains school curriculum and communications with lecturers. The second and the third categories deal with information about jobs on offer (post-graduation) to students in domestic and international markets respectively.
The main challenge was to design the concept and content for our PandoPad solutions that would educate student and provide useful information in a multimedia format. The User interface foundation was our PandoPad® Custom Desktop application that had to be significantly adapted to suit the project requirements.
Creative tasks involved design and creation of content required to present appropriate user interface as well as the content for use in various PandoPad applications. Also, PandoPad had to be integrated with existing CMS applications.
We deployed PandoPad® FLOOR 55LT units in white colour. They were deployed as a cluster of three units made to look as a single device. Consequently, the cabinet exteriors were covered with decorative foil. They are powered by PandoPad® INTERACTIVE Client, whilst the content is managed through PandoPad® Manager.
Applications were developed to create a unique info point for students. Within seconds the students can search current job placements, info on their course and tutors, exchange opportunities and upcoming events. All of this is displayed via interactive touch screens utilizing our PandoPad applications.
This set of applications helps students find a broad selection of available placement positions. Nottingham Business School works with over 800 companies, and one of the most popular ways for companies to interconnect is through student placement.
The set of applications helps students learn all about international exchange opportunities, scholarships and funding. One of the key goals of Nottingham Business School’s international strategy is to expand its program offerings with other higher education institutions from around the world.
The application shows general info about student courses and QR code that will provide even more information connected to the course. Students can browse through courses to view all the important data connected to student courses from key dates to assessment deadline. Also, students will be able to find the course leaders, tutors, and administrators and their contact details.