Oct 09, 2017

New group of Future Creators Cadets Begins

A new group of Future Creators Cadets attended their first Future Creators Cadets class on Monday, 9th of October.

Future Creators Cadets is an after-school digital learning programme for 10-to-12 year olds in the Dublin 8 area. It was established by The Digital Hub in 2015 and is delivered with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and H2 Learning.

 

The programme will run for 10 weeks, with workshops taking place every Monday from 3.30 pm to 5 pm at The Digital Hub, Learning Studio. The format is similar to last year, whereby young people will be introduced to design ideas and the possibilities of creative work constructed using motors, LEDs, and conductive materials. They will also develop skills using interactive hardware controllers such as Makey Makey and Arduino.

 

Here what some of last year’s participants said:

  • “I signed up to the programme because it sounded really interesting and it was probably going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.” – Thomas
  • “I signed up to the programme because I am really interested in electronics.” – Megan
  • “I joined the programme because I really like doing creative stuff and to meet new friends.” – Itgi

 

Keep up to date on the Future Creators Cadets at www.thedigitalhub.com/futurecreators

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.  Home to almost 90 established businesses and employing 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 and global enterprises to scale and grow, alongside industry organisations. The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub.  Further information is available at www.thedigitalhub.com or on Twitter at @TheDigitalHub.

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.

About H2 Learning

H2 Learning is a digital learning services and consultancy organisation. We work with a range of organisations from national departments of education, national education and training organisations, schools, companies and teachers on a range of issues that pertain to the embedding of digital technology within education and training. H2 Learning aims to help organisations embed digital technologies within their teaching, learning and assessment practices, so learners are equipped with the necessary skills to thrive in today’s 21st century global society. Drawing from over a decade of practice, we offer a selection of high-quality professional services in the field of digital learning, including the creation and provision of accredited digital learning professional learning events, project management services, and evidence-based consultancy services. For more information, please see our website: www.h2.ie