Technology helps adult learning in Wooler

Adult education courses have returned to Wooler '“ courtesy of the remote learning technology in the Cheviot Centre.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 09:25 am
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 09:06 am
The Spanish class in Wooler.

A conversational Spanish class is running jointly in Berwick and Wooler on Thursday afternoons. The tutor is in Berwick with classes in both towns – with audio and visual links between all parties.

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“We put the equipment in a few months ago and this is the first time we’ve used it for groups,” said Glendale Gateway Trust director Tom Johnston. “It’s had its teething problems, but that’s not surprising given that this was a very ambitious start. Trying to ensure that everyone can see and hear everyone else is not easy, but both sides are working very hard to make it work well.

“And I’m grateful for the patience all those involved at both ends have shown. We believe this remote technology will have many different applications in the years to come, which will have a major impact locally.”