Jul 10, 2017

Exploring Digital Pathways through Art: 10th to 14th July

From July 10th to 14th July 2017, primary and post-primary teachers from all over Ireland will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project, at a 5-day conference taking place at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and The Digital Hub.

Digital Pathways was launched at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in January and focused on the sharing of best practise for developing the digital skills of young people and empowering them to be digital entrepreneurs.

 

The project has developed an out-of-school digital media programme for young people, which includes a package of resources for organisations and individuals working with young people all over Europe.

 

What will they learn over the 5 days?

  • Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills.
  • They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects.
  • Develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects.
  • Learn how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online.

You can download the full Digital Pathways Programme here.

About Digital Pathways

H2 Learning, the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA), the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Krzyzowa Foundation (Poland) and MFG Baden-Württemberg (Germany), have partnered up to develop a project called the Digital Skills Pathways for Youth across Europe. The Digital Skills Pathways for Youth across Europe project was directly inspired by The Digital Hub Future Creators Programme developed by H2 Learning and NCAD. The project aims to provide teenagers across Europe with opportunities to develop a range of digital literacy skills; to provide them with a virtual space to showcase their work and to network with peers; to expose them to the wide range of possible careers in this evolving sector and to identify pathways they can follow into further education and future employment in the field of digital media. The area of digital literacy is a new and evolving concept within society and there is a growing recognition that schools are not preparing our youth with these core sets of skills.

About the National College of Art and Design

The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland. It offers the largest range of Art and Design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is the only Irish university institution specialising in Art and Design. NCAD has over 1,100 full-time students and a further 450 students who take award and non-award bearing part-time classes. Further information is available at www.ncad.ie. Follow NCAD on Twitter: @NCAD_Dublin, Instagram @ncad_dublin, or Facebook www.facebook.com/NCAD.Dublin.

About The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Almost 100 established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ just over 700 people. The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Adaptive International, Bizimply, Maithú IT Solutions, Software Design and Sonru to scale and grow. Major global companies like Eventbrite, Lonely Planet, Optimal Workshop and Software AG are also based in The Digital Hub along with industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC and Silicon Republic. Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Athena Media, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), eMaint, Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack and Stripe. The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment and plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy. Further information is available at: www.thedigitalhub.com or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.