C- Live: Connect join with Institute of Education at Bath Spa University

Connect are delighted to announce they are working in association with the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University who will be using C-Live, our innovative teacher-training aid as part of their teacher training programmes from September onwards.

Bath Spa is a teaching-led university, committed to promoting excellence which is one of many reasons why the Institute for Education is one of the highest rated providers of education training in the country.

Benton Brown, Head of Initial Teacher Training at Bath Spa University said, “C-Live gives our Bath Spa teachers the opportunity to enhance their own professional practice in a safe, risk-free yet realistic environment. The flexibility of C-Live allows us to develop bespoke scenarios tailored to a specific trainee’s needs, enhancing the individual support offered across our Bath Spa programmes and courses.”

C-Live is the UK’s first virtual reality training which features a classroom environment with pupils who have unique personalities and abilities and respond in real-time to teacher performance. The computer-generated environment allows trainees to practise and perfect their techniques and build their confidence in a safe environment, allowing them to excel in the next step in their career.

Susan Day, the founder of Connect felt that there was a gap in the UK market for a training platform that allowed teachers to practise interaction with pupils in an environment reflecting a real classroom experience while also providing the opportunity to tailor-make specific situations. She said, “C-Live is especially effective for teacher training as it can offer consistent scenarios. It is not dependent on student behaviour constantly changing as it does in a ‘real’ classroom, allowing trainee teachers to practise and perfect areas that they might be struggling with.”

If you think your students could benefit from using C-Live as part of their training or you require further information about the benefits of our virtual classroom then please contact us on 01270 449165 or email us clive@iwanttoconnect.co.uk


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Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. The University was recently named as one of only three members in the inaugural University Enterprise Network for the creative industries.


Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 92 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months. www.bathspa.ac.uk