The International Compliance Association (ICA) – part of Wilmington plc, has introduced a state of the art digital classroom for its professional qualifications in anti-money laundering, compliance and financial crime prevention.
With the launch coinciding with ICA’s 20th anniversary, the new teaching environment will provide a unique, immersive learning experience for thousands of ICA students worldwide.
The digital classroom is enabled by Barco weConnect virtual classroom technology with hardware implemented by technology partner Vanti. The facility offers a highly engaging, broadcast-quality remote teaching and experience for ICA’s industry-leading training and qualifications to the regulatory and financial crime compliance community.
The professional broadcast studio environment goes far beyond standard online communications or video conferencing platforms and is currently used by only a handful of leading universities and education centres globally.
Tamara Kahn, Wilmington’s Compliance Divisional Director and Executive Director of the International Compliance Association, said: “This is a key part of ICA’s cutting-edge learning approach. We are investing heavily into our training programmes to make sure they are engaging, effective and relevant to our learners. This includes learning science, design methodologies and the use of multiple blended learning formats.
We realised that to deliver truly impactful experiences online we needed to do something different. We started planning for our new digital classroom before the pandemic because we wanted to deliver truly impactful experiences. The last year has only strengthened that vision and resolve and we are delighted by the response from our learners and trainers so far.”
The digital classroom studio consists of six 62-inch screens with a camera per screen, a screen for confidence monitoring which the tutor can view to check the live broadcast, multiple cameras within the studio to capture different room views, a touchscreen for an interactive whiteboard/blackboard, ceiling microphones, audio processing technology and speakers, in addition to a control room, where a technician can support the lecturer throughout the session.
The learner experience is greatly enhanced by the ability to switch views, access real-time polls and use tools such as a digital whiteboard and blackboard. Interactive break-out sessions also provide participants with a fully immersive learning experience.