03 November 2016

Shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Award

Posted By Paul Forster
We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2016 Learning Technologies Award in the category of 'Best use of Mobile Learning'.

Working closely with Parliament we created ‘Hidden Parliament’ – an innovative and exciting Augmented Reality experience which educates young people on highlighted focal points in history surrounding Parliament.

Using markers situated within three learning spaces situated within the Education Centre, visiting parties use iPads provided in order to ‘bring to life’ the augmented content. One feature of the project is a 3D modelled recreation of The House of Commons, which includes Winston Churchill appearing as a digital overlay bringing the history of the iconic room to life.

A full 3D digital reconstruction of the House of Lords is also included within the app, which provides various points of interest available to explore with a click through. These interactive areas, once clicked, deliver more in-depth information on related aspects such as despatch boxes and the Speaker’s chair. In the Monarchy themed room, portraits of Queen Victoria and King Charles are brought to life as animations, created by our in-house team, as they each relate their personal relationship with Parliament.

The newly-built centre will enable 1 million UK students aged 5-18 to visit Parliament over the next decade, with three core messages featuring centrally to the project; Parliament is relevant, Parliament is yours, and Parliament is evolving.

The Learning Technologies Awards brings together the finest in technology and education, and here at Peel Interactive we take great pride in creating bespoke digital solutions which educate and inspire a wide range of demographics. We feel extremely privileged to be shortlisted among eight other fantastic projects, and hope to ultimately scoop up this prestigious award at the gala evening in London on the 30th November.

Peel Interactive are now currently working on updated content for The Parliamentary Education Centre, which once again centres around these core messages. Three new pieces of innovative digital content are currently being devised and developed in order to further enhance the centre’s educational value for young people as Parliament aims to engage with a younger demographic and plan for the future.