Managing innovation programmes with an end-to-end custom eLearning solution.
Product & Service
LMS & eLearning Course Development
Student Innovation Training
Developing ten eLearning modules.
Appeal to a wider audience of students and industry partners.
The Innovation Academy takes inspiration from the founder of UCD, John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890). He believed in combining different disciplines, rather than students being tied down. He wanted the university to develop more universal thinkers, shaping minds capable of engaging in many strands of knowledge. His commitment to diversity of thought remains central to their work at the Academy, over 165 years later.
In 2010, UCD became one of the first universities to offer experiential learning. Since then, thousands of students have discovered new ways of looking at the world. They design learning experiences in partnership with industry leaders, to give their students the key skills they need.
John Henry Newman
...the drift and meaning of a branch of knowledge varies with the company in which it is introduced to the student. If their reading is confined simply to one subject, …it has a tendency to contract their mind.
The primary challenge faced by UCD Innovation Academy was to scale and diversify its Innovation programme delivery, transitioning from traditional classroom settings to an inclusive online platform. This platform was envisioned to cater not only to a wider student audience but also to industry partners, requiring versatility to function both as a standalone offering and as an adjunct to existing on-campus programmes. A critical component of this challenge included the development of a series of ten e-learning modules focused on Innovation training, necessitating secure student registration, authentication, and comprehensive administrative capabilities to support a dynamic learning environment.
Learning Management System
eLearning Course Design
Some of the course features
The collaboration between UCD Innovation Academy and Cobblestone Learning yielded a comprehensive online platform that not only facilitated the expansion of the Innovation programme but also enhanced the learning experience. Students gained invaluable insights into disrupting and innovating within business environments, recognizing emerging opportunities, and effectively communicating their visions.
The platform and its courses were instrumental in nurturing, guiding, and inspiring students, enabling them to develop a purposeful career plan. Through this project, participants learned the essence of entrepreneurship and how to maximise their skills, embarking on the next stage of their journey with confidence and clarity.