THE FUTURE IS OPEN
Digital Futures will be the first University program in Canada to provide an open source curriculum, allowing students to truly experience the program like any other.
by Sanya Grujicic & Andrew Bernardi
The value of the Digital Futures Program is rooted in the digital challenges students are taught to solve and the real-world employability to their new skills. Open Solutions lets businesses post digital challenges that both current students and the public can pitch solutions for. Pitches can be commented on, shared on social media, and voted up and down, creating a collaborative, experiential community of digital thinkers. To drive use, participation would be a course requirement for students and an application necessity for prospective candidates. The site is 100% feasible and would be funded by the businesses supplying digital challenges.
by Andrew Rusk & Tom Cardoso
THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL
To promote the new OCAD program "Digital Futures", we send empty brochure holders to career counsellors` offices in high schools with the intention of targeting potential applicants. Unlike other printed materials in these environments, the Digital Futures course info is embedded in specific RFID chips that interact with a curious student`s smart phone. By holding their smart phone close to the empty holder, they can access the information digitally.
by Leia Rogers & Danielle Haythorne