Adastral Park Visit

BT hosted a new technology event at Adastral Park near Ipswich. It consisted of a number of new emerging ICT companies displaying and promoting their products or services. 16 A2 ICT students visited the event, hoping to raise their understanding and knowledge of new emerging technologies. This is the topic for the first unit of their INFO3 Exam. There were a range of hi-tech businesses on display dealing with diverse topics ranging from managing street lighting to fish farming and waste management. UEA were present displaying their latest 3D modelling software – used to create historical walkthroughs and battle simulations.Suffolk University were displaying the OCULUS RIFT head set which allows students to interact in different virtual world environments. Students were linked up to a heart monitor to measure their response to a number of situations. All the students agreed that the day was a good introduction to their new exam topic.