Lord Puttnam begins course taught in Australia from Skibereen home
Course modules delivered using technology from BT, Cisco
TechLife | 27 Aug 2012 :
Lord David Puttnam is to deliver a lecture to film students in Brisband from the comfort of his home in Skibereen. The experiment marks the first stage in a new venture in worldwide online education.
This initiative will see Lord Puttnam deliver modules to university students outside Ireland from his home using technology that has been enabled and powered by BT and Cisco. The model, Atticus Education, is due to be rolled in Asia, the UK and US later this year.
The ten-part seminar series is based on the changing nature of screen production and distribution in the digital era and offers Griffith University Film School students a rare glimpse into his career which included The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Bugsy Malone and Midnight Express. His films have won 10 Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D'or at Cannes.
This education model is facilitated using a Cisco TelePresence high definition video conferencing solution with high speed Internet access provided by BT Ireland's next generation national fibre and Ethernet network.
Lord Puttnam said: "We have been working hard on this model for several years, and I am delighted it has finally come to fruition. We need the world of education and learning to embrace these technologies in ways that make the present rate of progress look exactly what it is: woefully inadequate. My goal is to develop more imaginative education which leverages the immense power of technology and this collaboration with Griffith University is the first step in achieving this." TechCentral Reporters