An ADAPT designed platform, DCU FUSE, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious QS Reimagine Education Award under the Ethical Leadership Category. DCU Fuse, an innovative initiative rolled out in Dublin City University earlier this year was aimed at informing the direction of the University’s next strategic plan through a 24 hour public brainstorming session supported by technology developed by researchers at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology.
Reimagine Education is a significant international competition, rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability. Each year, over 1000 educational innovators from all the world submit their projects to 16 Award Categories. The Ethical Leadership Award, sponsored by the World Economic Forum, is presented to the project most successful in fostering and encouraging leadership among students, and ensuring that students are aware of the ethical implications of leadership.
The proprietary platform behind DCU Fuse is based on an open source discussion platform used by the likes of Twitter, Sitepoint, Github and Cisco. The ADAPT team, Daniel Turner, Declan McKibben and Joris Vreeke, created a robust application that could connect the university with its stakeholders in a dynamic way, supporting multiple parallel online conversations and analysing the data gathered during the 24 hours exercise. The conversation was open to the university’s 17,000 students, 1,200 staff and 80,000 graduates and members of the public with an interest in the university including business and local community.
The team will travel to Philadelphia in December to showcase the project on a global stage at the 4th Reimagine Education Conference.
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