Lifelong Learning: Research Framing Partner Engagement

Project: Research project

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Description

Lifelong Learning: Research Framing Partner Engagement Lifelong Learning: Research, Framing, Partner Engagement Goal(s) and Benefit(s) Enable lifelong learning and character-driven leadership development among Scholars (and ultimately other participants in supported programs). Empower scholars to solve pressing societal challenges and leverage knowledge through a dynamic peer leadership network. Transfer inspiration and transformative leadership practices to the broader community Objectives and Activities Objective: Engage partners using a collaborative, user-centered design approach Activity: 1) Solicit feedback during Presidents Breakfast; 2) Solicit feedback from partners at partner meeting in Pretoria; 3) Collaborate with African partners in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda Timing: 1) September 2014 2) October 2014 Outputs: Report summarizing partner feedback Outcome: Increased buy-in and support from MCF partner institutions and increased understanding of partner needs and concerns Objective: Understand and capture the needs, desires and ideas of Scholars and graduates Activity: 1) Meet with BRAC in NY to prepare for engagement with BRAC secondary students; 2) Ideation sessions in 4 African cities in October. Sessions will take place in Accra, Pretoria, Kampala and Nairobi and will include participation of MCF Scholar institutional partners. 3) Identify effective engagement strategies among the first 18 graduates through rapid testing and iteration Timing: 1) September 2014 2) October 2014 Outputs: Summary report synthesizing Scholars and graduates feedback, needs and ideas Outcome: Increased understanding of Scholars and graduates needs, increased buy-in from Scholars and graduates to increase platform usage Objective: Identify members for a private sector advisory council Activity: Research and vet potential candidates Timing: August 2014-September 2014 Outputs: Recommendations of members for a private sector advisory council Outcome: Private sector council will validate and contribute content for the platform. Objective: Identify viable technology partners in Africa Activity: Research technology companies founded and headquartered in Africa and/or with a major regional hub in Africa Timing: August 2014-September 2014 Outputs: Market scan of technology companies in Africa and recommendations of technology partners for hosting, design and content Outcome: Platform leverages expertise from the African continent Objective: Recommend approaches for commercialization and/or revenue generation Activity: Research best practices for online platform commercialization and gain feedback and insight from current ASU technology partners Timing: August 2014-September 2014 Outputs: Recommendations for commercialization and/or revenue generation Outcome: Platform designed with a sustainability plan to ensure longevity Objective: Design a storyboard and prototype that incorporates feedback from partners and Scholars Activity: Engage a design consulting firm to assist with design Timing: Jan 2015-April 2015 Outputs: Storyboard and prototype that models proposed channels, content and features of the platform Outcome: Plan established to launch the most comprehensive, online, lifelong learning and leadership platform for international scholarship graduates
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/15/149/1/15

Funding

  • MasterCard Foundation: $242,241.00

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