The Digital Hub Learning Programme
The Digital Hub Learning Programme (formerly elevate Learning @ The Digital Hub) offers members of the Dublin 8 community the opportunity to gain IT skills and digital media training. The programme has reached out to local schools, colleges and community groups with projects involving over 12,000 participants to date.
The initiative has also developed links beyond the immediate community, connecting with research centres and third-level institutions involved in the digital media sector, such as the National Centre for Technology in Education.
Overseen by the Digital Hub Community Learning Advisory Group, the programme is currently focusing on two key initiatives:
The Future Creators is giving young people the chance to develop digital media skills while exploring their creative potential.
The Schools Broadband Exemplar Project is demonstrating the use of 100MB broadband to its full potential in a local secondary school.
Here are some of the other achievements of the Learning Programme to date:
- Reaching over 12,000 participants
- Digital media learning projects in 16 local primary and post-primary schools
- Hosting Irish heats for Dare to be Digital, an international games development competition
- Digital media training in the community through summer projects, community radio and other initiatives
- Digital media showcases, including computer gaming exhibits and mobile media. See our Exhibit programme.
- Establishing the Dare2BDrinkAware film competition for students, with MEAS.
Read about some of our past learning projects that involved adults, young people and school children that have taken place since 2003.
The Learning Programme has been recognised with a number of national awards, including The Allianz Business 2 Arts Award for best business/arts collaboration in the community (June 2004), An Duais Eorpach do Theangacha/European Award for Language (September 2005), and the Best in Podcasting Award for 'Memoirs of Guinness' at the Digital Media Awards 2010 (awarded jointly to Diageo Ireland and Learning at The Digital Hub).
Our Learning Partnerships
The Digital Hub Learning Programme lends its support to other learning and training providers. We make available our learning facilities, equipment, expertise and insights to a range of learning and training providers. From those who engage adult learners with intellectual and health difficulties in exciting hands-on digital media projects to adult learners who are availing of second chance education in junior cert english and maths and computer skills for example.
Read about the partnerships we are currently engaged in.
For further information on our Learning Programmes please contact us.