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Our Evolving Learning Landscape #cesicon 2020

Online registration is now open for the 2020 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), which takes place on 29th February in Athlone’s Institute of Technology. The CESI conference has always been a calendar highlight for those interested in digital learning and this year’s programme doesn’t disappoint. The theme of this year’s conference is “2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape” and will showcase (As always) the ever…

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Making Connections – CESI Conference 2017

The 2017 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) will take place on Saturday 4th March at the St. Patrick’s Campus of Dublin City University. The CESI conference has always been a calendar highlight for those who are interested in integrating technology into their teaching and learning and this year promises to uphold the high standard that has been set by previous CESI events. The theme…

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Looking for Excitement?

In 2014 EXCITED held the first Digital Learning Festival in Dublin Castle. Last year it returned with a theme of “Growing the Network”. On Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st May next, it once again visits Dublin Castle with a theme of “Celebrating Success and Sharing Innovation”. EXCITED is Ireland’s only Digital Learning Festival and brings together teachers, students, academics, policy makers and industry leaders to celebrate and showcase ground breaking innovation…

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CESI Conference #cesicon 2016

“Our Digital Strategy – making IT matter”. On February 27th the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) will hold its annual conference – a long established calendar highlight for those who are interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning. This year sees the conference return to the capital where Dublin City University will be the venue. The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Digital Strategy – making…

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Getting Social with EdTech

Educational technology use has exploded in Irish schools over the last five years and almost every primary classroom in the country uses technology in some way everyday. It’s hard to believe that only 10 years ago, less than 4% of schools reported to use technology on a daily basis! However, in Ireland, this journey has been quite haphazard and it is rare to find two schools with the same technology. Thankfully, over…

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Closed Captioning in the Classroom

If you were lucky enough to attend the CESI Conference on February 25th you would have probably noticed something a little different.  Apart from the usual fantastic smorgasbord of presentations and workshops on offer, for the first time ever live text screening was webcast via Seewritenow.ie; a new website that offers online viewing of events as real-time text.  It was almost surreal to watch and listen to Stephen Howell, the…

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CESI Conference 2012 – TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology in schools

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI)​ will host its annual conference on February 24th and 25th, 2012, in Portlaoise. The theme for this year’s conference is TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology in schools. As has become the format for CESI conferences over the last few years, there will be both a Friday evening and Saturday event. On Friday February 24th (7pm-9pm) there will be a CESImeet in the…

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ICT in Education – Changing Landscapes

As February rolls around, it’s time to mark the calendar for the weekend of the 4th & 5th – the 2011 CESI Conference. Once again the conference is in Portlaoise, which proved a popular venue last year. This year’s theme is ICT in Education – Changing Landscapes. Any Irish educator with an interest in integrating ICTs into their educational environment needs to attend this conference. Recent conferences have featured a…

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A not-so-quiet (r)evolution – from CPD to DIYPD…

I have been a teacher for 30 years, and have both attended and presented many CPD events (known as “courses” in the olden days!). Most of these have been devised and presented to teachers, who attend, participate to various degrees, evaluate, and leave. Evaluations almost always highlight that people like learning what other teachers are doing, and sometimes the most valuable part of the course is the informal social learning…

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CESI Conference 2010: “Creative Technology for Challenging Times”

This year, the CESI Annual Conference will take place on Friday February 5th and Saturday February 6th in Portlaoise. The CESI conference has always been highly regarded for showcasing exciting and innovative technologies for teaching and learning, presented in practical and ‘real-life’ terms (many of the presentations are made by practicing teachers). This year’s conference promises to be no different, with topics on offer including: the use of the Nintendo…

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