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Emerging Technologies benefiting socially excluded groups

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Hackney Community College's sessions confirmed for 4 July

Project Description

The purpose of this pilot is to encourage participants to explore the uses of emerging technologies to benefit the lives of socially excluded groups (learning disability, autism, older people etc).

 

Working in groups, students will choose a socially excluded group who will benefit from the project.  They will then identify their needs, alongside choosing an emerging technology to work with and researching its potential uses. For example, using virtual reality as part of restorative justice, building an app to help people with language barriers etc.

 

Finally, they will be supported by professionals from the Creative, Digital & Technology sectors, as well as qualified youth workers, to design a project, getting it ‘ready for market’ – before pitching it to an industry expert and funder.

 

The pilot will also seek to examine the impact of this work on the participants. In doing so, it will utilise researchers from the University of East London, who will conduct a baseline and end-of-project assessment that examines the development in psycho-social areas (self-efficacy etc) and digital skills.

Partners

School: Chobham Academy, Dagenham Park School, Tower Hamlets College and Hackney Community College

Employer: Dragon Hall

Delivery Partner: New City College

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Fabulous final session at Hackney Community College

Fabulous final session at Hackney Community College

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Brilliant session with Dagenham Park School students!

Fabulous student participation and great ideas!

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Tower Hamlets sessions 1 and 2

Tower Hamlets sessions 1 and 2

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100% success!

100% success!

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Fantastic ideas presented!

Fantastic ideas presented!

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Dagenham Park signed up!

Dagenham Park signed up!

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Awesome first session at Chobham Academy!

Awesome first session at Chobham Academy!

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Tower Hamlets College signed up

Tower Hamlets College signed up

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Chobham Academy first to get involved in this exciting pilot

Chobham Academy first to get involved in this exciting pilot

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  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.
  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.