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POSTED 28.4.2020

Learnovate’s innovation fights impact of Covid-19

The Learnovate Centre – one of Europe’s leading research centres in learning technologies – has been front and centre helping industry and educational institutions adapt to a new way of working and learning as a result of Covid-19.

Based at Trinity College Dublin, The Learnovate Centre is developing ways to help alleviate the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on people’s lives.

StoryLab is working with the edtech centre to ensure those in industry, education and at government level are aware of the supports available.

We are also highlighting the work being done by some of its industry clients – for example, SureWash, a TCD spin-out which has developed AI technology to help health workers memorise the essential motions for correct handwashing, according to WHO hand hygiene protocol.

Learnovate is also helping those in the education section. StoryLab worked with the centre to examine the issues for — and help — second-level teachers, students and parents, many of whom have been thrown into distance learning at the deep end. We were delighted to be involved in compiling the research and sharing these stories with the public.

The Enterprise Ireland-funded centre also issued a call informing companies, charities, individuals or government agencies that its expertise was at their disposal to help with their work in response to Covid-19.

The appointment of Learnovate’s new Director, Nessa McEniff, also made a splash in the media as news organisations took an interest in who was at the helm during this unusual time.

All four stories gained significant coverage and were picked up by leading tech publications such as Tech Central and Irish Tech News, as well as national news outlets such as The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, the Irish Sun, The Sunday Business Post, and more. The views of the coverage reached an estimated 107K an online readership of 26.7M and a circulation of 227K.