Track

Beyond Blended

Education is going through a transformation. This transformation became suddenly very urgent when we had to teach and study from home. Based on this recent and intense experience, we gained the knowledge and know-how, to now research and design the ideal blend between physical and online education.

However, applied and physically hands-on education has been much harder to organize on distance. How can we make sure that the benefits of blended education can also work for this type of education? How can we develop (hard) skills for physical contexts in virtual spaces?

Digital technology offers opportunities, when we look at VR, AR, IoT, Community Platforms, and new functionalities within streaming services. The technical aspects require a safe and secure infrastructure, digital literacy from teachers, researchers, and students.

In the Beyond Blended track, we build our knowledge by designing and creating digital experiments within various departments in Higher Education. We collect and share expertise, frameworks, templates, tools, and methods that can be easily applied to develop and foster the development of digital applications and future-based practical education and vocational training.

Results and learnings will be made publicly available, by using and creating open-source tools and create tutorials and wikis. We’ll support teachers, schools, and faculties, by offering coaching, facilitation, and training.
By building a community of teachers, researchers and students we aim to increase peer-to-peer learning and implement the knowledge in the organization.

Join our 20 week traineeship!

Beyond Blended

Education is going through a transformation. This transformation became suddenly very urgent when we had to teach and study from home. Based on this recent and intense experience, we gained the knowledge and know-how, to now research and design the ideal blend between physical and online education.

PODCAST – Dear Future, I’m Ready

In this podcast we explore more responsible ways to use the global transformation for the benefit of society. As a listener, you will hear from 21 transformational leaders about how we might address the challenges of the 21st Century. As they share their ideas you’ll learn about how design, technology and social innovation can help reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Digital Twin

The idea of a digital twin, a virtual representation of an object, a person or a process, is not new. But the application of advanced big data analytics and AI might turn it into a truly disruptive technology. What happens when digital twins are linked to the real world, real people, real processes, real time for monitoring and control? Who will be using this technology and for what purposes? Will we be in control, or will digital twins control us? How do we interact with digital twins? The representative and predictive powers of digital twins will be huge, and will have ethical implications. Trend reports and consultancy firms are listing Digital Twin as a key strategic technology trend. Whilst tech companies, and the healthcare industry are heavily investing in these new trends, there is still limited attention from academic and applied universities. At Digital Society School, we are always exploring how new trends in tech and society can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive society.

Data Driven Transformation

Here you find all the tools, methods developed & courses and workshops given during the three-year Data Driven Transformation track.

EdTech for Social Change

The EdTech for Social Change track is a connective hub that opens space for partnerships, applied research and projects with industry stakeholders. Together we use technology to boost individual learning, corporate training and to make learning accessible to vulnerable social groups.

Design Across Cultures

In this track we design new ways to create meaningful connections between multiple stakeholders to co-create insights, ideas and solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. How do you put the power of differences and similarities to work to scale up sustainable innovation locally and globally? How can you design for collaboration across contexts, cultures and nations, sustainably, without having to be physically travel across the globe?

Design Across Cultures – old

In this track we design new ways to create meaningful connections between multiple stakeholders to co-create insights, ideas and solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. How do you put the power of differences and similarities to work to scale up sustainable innovation locally and globally? How can you design for collaboration across contexts, cultures and nations, sustainably, without having to be physically travel across the globe? How do you translate offline experiences of collaboration and trust into an online environment? We explore these questions by designing online-offline dialogues for 21st century challenges.

Systems for Sharing

In this track we will work on technical, digital and social systems. We create proof of concepts, prototypes and do applied research to support ’systems for sharing’ in the light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will also train organisations and professionals to adopt a different mindset and be able to stimulate a sharing culture within their work environment or community.

Data Driven Transformation

How can we ensure we marshal data in such a way as to benefit society? We explored the possibilities, considering subjects such as the energy transition, health and experience.

Digital to Physical

How does the blend of the digital and physical worlds change our society? In this track we explored topics such as smart spaces and objects, physical cybersecurity, inclusivity and the future of our digital/physical society.