1:1 Technology Enhanced Learning Scheme Update Details Wednesday, 13 December 2017 Latest Update (06/12/17)... There have been some delays with relation to the device delivery to the UTC, this is due to issues with HP and stock levels. While the UTC has taken part shipment of the devices we are currently still awaiting a further second shipment to be delivered to site. Parents will be sent out a letter explaining the pick-up process and a 1:1 Home Device Agreement that needs to be signed and returned along with the £40.00 deposit (cash or cheque). Collections will be arranged throughout the week commencing Monday 11th December, your son/daughter will be contacted to pick up the device throughout the school day. We appreciate that there have been some delays in getting the devices out, but this is due to influential factors that are outside of the control of the UTC. We are pleased to announce the Energy Coast UTC are working in partnership with the Learning Foundation and HP to provide a 1:1 technology enhanced learning scheme for its students. The scheme will see every student been given a laptop to use both here at the college and from home. Here at the UTC we understand the benefits of IT in learning and the additional areas this allows us to focus on to ensure that your child excels in their studies and academic achievements. With the scheme we would be looking at introducing a number of initiatives to support your child's development these include: the use of Engineering and Construction software packages for use at home: AutoCAD and Solidworks suites, the introduction of a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), a student portal and the use of our Office 365 packages. As with any scheme such as this there are substantial overhead costs to setup a successful 1:1 scheme, as a UTC we receive no additional funding for this and rely on the donation contributions from parents to successfully run this. We wouldn't be able to do this without the generous donations from parents. The scheme is intended to be ran over 2 years with parents making a regular monthly donation through our DMS portal, if at the end of the 2 years parents wish to purchase the device for their child, they have the ability to do so for a small fee which is usually covered by the refundable deposit requested at the start of the scheme. We are offering this scheme to all existing and new students and have managed to secure very favourable pricing from HP in order to run this scheme. The device that we will be looking at offering is a HP 455 G3 which normally retails for over £610.00, with a regular donation of £16.50 per month we are offering this to you for £396.00, however the scheme is not just about the laptop it also includes the additional benefits as mentioned above. We are also looking at industry recognised qualifications that the scheme will allow us to deliver, these are AutoDesk and Solidworks user qualifications that are recognised and supported by the engineering and construction industry, we will also be looking at STEM related areas to further support your child's development.