web page, which we had running on iPads and displayed on a plasma screen, and an Asus tablet for students to handle. We had bookmarks to Google Mail, and our portal and virtual learning environment so we could show them how good our online experience is! The interaction with the Asus tablet and iPad really helped to get our services across to the visitors.
We also had qr coded business cards that linked to the University Facebook page and our open day page - allowing them to leave feedback or ask a question they had forgotten.
The plasma screens in the Information Commons were also utilised, with a welcome playlist for the visitors using a variety of material including the video capture shots of the IC being constructed.
All in all a good day, and I’m told it was great to be able to put technology in people's hands and actually show it - rather than just dryly talking around the subject.
Thanks to everyone who helped at the day, and especially Pete who did most of the technical work.