Innovation ACT has a PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK, which lists the activities the students do. One explicitly involves the use of social media (on page 8 of the handbook). Teams get one point per week for a post in each of the five weekly workshops:
"Social Media PostsHowever, there may be scope for on-line activities in the 5 workshops and also the other events:
Points can be earned for sharing particular learnings or experiences to our InnovationACT Facebook group. Details will be given throughout the program."
- Workshop 1: Initial ideas
- Workshop 2: Vision, Brand & pitch
- Mentor Matching
- Workshop 3: User Journey
- Freedom to Operate: IP For Start-ups TBC
- Workshop 4: Returns & Rewards
- Continuation Avenues: Innovation Ecosystem TBC
- Workshop 5: Finishing Business Models Civic.
- Journey as Reward: Learning from Experience TBC
- Pitch Night: Shortlisted teams pitch
- Awards Night: Announcement of grants
- TEAM HUNTING PERSONAL INVENTORY TOOL
- TEAM BUILDING + INITIAL CONCEPT
- VISION, BRAND AND PITCHING
- User Journey
- Returns and Rewards
"IACT Toolkit: Team Hunting:Instead, I suggest they could enter this into an on-line system, which would then show the possible matches visually. A very simple way to do this would be to use Moodle, which has provision for students to enter "Interests". The system will then show a photo of all students who share an interest. You don't have to program anything to do this, it comes standard: There is also a "Tag Block" (aka Tag Cloud):
1. List 3 things you are passionate about or interested in.
2. List Some of Your Personal Strengths. EG. Skills, Experience, networks.
3. What are you looking for in potential team mates."
So the live exercise might become:
- Enter three things you are passionate about or interested in, your Skills, Experience and networks into Moodle as "Interests",
- Select an interest from the Tag Cloud. Hold up your phone and use it to help find the people who share your interest.