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Meet the Researchers: Immersive Technology - The New Reality

Digital Makers - Today’s school children, tomorrow’s digital leaders

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Time: 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT)

Location: Online via Zoom

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In March this year, a UK think tank warned that the country was heading towards a digital skills shortage ‘disaster’. In Bradford, the city has been held back for many years by its inability to leverage its youthful population to harness the commercial power of emerging digital technologies.

Digital Makers aims to change this. With a comprehensive programme of research and training, it is equipping Bradford’s schools with the knowledge and insight they need to transform their digital education landscape and generate learnings that will be of national and global importance.

In this webinar, Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies Professor Mark Mon-Williams and Assistant Professor at the University of Bradford Dr Mai Elshehaly, will provide an overview of how Digital Makers has been developed and the exciting and innovative opportunities it is creating for children and young people.

By working through the pioneering Born in Bradford programme, Digital Makers has been able to leverage the immense power of connected datasets and develop a world-leading partnership network. Decision makers and school communities have worked together to tackle the digital divide at a local level and a whole series of new digital resources and training packages have been developed to create a steady pipeline of tech savvy talent from Bradford’s young people.


Meet the Researchers: Immersive Technology - The New Reality webinar series

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