Memory Media project is an international affair

Memory Media project is an international affair
Memory Media group

Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus welcomed education professionals from around Europe and Asia to a special two-day workshop for the transnational meeting for the Erasmus+ funded Memory Media project.

Hosted by FVC’s Department of Care, Sport and Construction and supported by International Support Coordinator Lisa Hachemi, the gathering of representatives from Dundee and Angus College, Linköping (Sweden), Somorrostro (Spain) and GMU (China) took place on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September.

The purpose of the project is to explore digital approaches to support those people suffering with dementia. Dundee and Angus College have developed an App for the initiative which has been shortlisted for a College Development Network Award, while Forth Valley College is developing the learning and teaching materials to help integrate this technology into teaching practice.

Sarah Higgins, Curriculum Manager in the Department of Care, Sport and Construction, said: “We are delighted to be helping Scotland lead the way on this project along with our partners at Dundee and Angus College. We feel we may well have found a gap in the market where our research, creativity and findings could support care workers to integrate technology into their workplace and support people with dementia to live well for longer at home.”

Lisa Hachemi, added: “This is part of our international remit and strategy and we hope to share our findings across Europe and beyond and we are delighted to be involved in this very worthwhile project.”

Anne Cant, International & Marketing Manager from Dundee and Angus College, said: “This Erasmus Plus Memory Media project has given our staff and students the opportunity to work with our colleagues in Europe and China to create innovative learning resources that can make a real difference. All of us who have worked on this feel we have been part of something very special.”