After working in partnership with Woodlands Secondary School and The Orchard Centre, work produced at elearning@luton will be showcased at this year’s BETT Show 2012. The BETT Show is the world’s most highly regarded exhibition of UK and international educational technology products and is running at Olympia in London from 11th - 14th January.
elearning@luton is a prolific user of the animation software Crazy Talk and iClone, with a number of films produced at the centre using the former having won awards. elearning@luton is one of the only City Learning Centres in the country to have used iClone in an educational context. As a result, Reallusion, the manufacturers of the software, gave the centre exclusive access to its latest products to see what could be produced. Working with pupils from Woodlands Secondary School, a number of original fairy stories were created. The pupils used Puppet Pals on the iPads to storyboard their ideas before creating their films utilising Google Sketchup, iClone and the elearning@luton Television Studio.
Also used was the latest Motion Capture software. Pupils were able to control animated characters using their own movements and an Xbox Kinect. Previously this would have required users to wear all in one “suits”, but advances in technology mean that learners can now create films and animations simply by moving their arms, head or legs.
All of the work produced will be showcased at the BETT Show as an example of good practice. Also available to view will be work made previously at elearning@luton using Crazy Talk and iClone, including projects made by pupils from The Orchard Centre and work created as a result of Summer Schools and Gifted and Talented Events.