Scott Mcgibbon and Sam Harper from Heriot Watt University have been demonstrating the various BEACONING VET games to the general public, as well as industry leaders and Members of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh over the past month. The first event was tied in to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland (HES), and involved a demonstration of the PC-based and HoloLens VET games alongside a presentation about the digitisation of vocational learning and the aspects in which the sector needs to embrace new technologies. This event was attended by senior members of HES as well as walk-in members of the public, leading to a full room!
The second event was part of a traditional building skills event at the Scottish Parliament. Again, this involved demonstrations of PC-based and HoloLens VET games. Participants involved included Shadow Cabinet Finance Spokesman Murdo Fraser MSP, who was very keen to try out the new emerging technologies on display!
Next public event is the DigiDoc in October (https://www.engineshed.scot/digifest-2018/) so watch this space!