The Digital Social Impact project is inspired by the potential of technology and digital pedagogies (the ways we teach online) to create social impact. It will create a step change and future proof how European universities engage with and create impact in their wider communities.
The social impact of a university is often aligned to its third mission which is concerned with how a University to engage with society. To address growing societal and economic challenges, universities everywhere face a growing demand to link their research and teaching knowledge to this third societal mission.
Our Digital Social Impact Project is following a unique four phased approach which is enabling us to research, develop, implement and share high-quality digital teaching resources for HEI educators which will lead increased societal impact of HEI’s as Europe and beyond. There are four main resources we are working on:
- Digital Social Impact Best Practice Audit
- Digital Social Impact Course Toolkit
- Digital Social Impact Course Configurator
- Guidelines for Digital Social Impact Scaling Workshops
We look forward to engaging with our HEI network on this project and sharing the learning with those in Ireland and Europe who are working with to develop innovative HEI curricula and educational strategies.
You can find out more about these resources and the work of the Digital Social Impact project here: