ATS STEM Project partners at the kick-off meeting in DCU this week

Launch of ATS STEM

This week saw the kick-off meeting for H2 Learning’s new Key Action 3 Project, ATS STEM. The new project focuses on the area of STEM education and builds on two previously successful Key Action 3 Projects, EUFOLIO and ATS 2020. Over 12 months ago now H2 led the development of a preproposal submission with support from our partner organisations, and this week we all came together in Dublin City University…

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CESI Conference 2018 Rescheduled

Early in February we highlighted the upcoming CESI National Conference, scheduled for March 3rd and 4th. However, Storm Emma and the Beast from the East put toll to these plans with postponement of the annual conference until a later date. Well, the CESI Executive haven’t wasted anytime and have rearranged  the Conference and TeachMeet for the coming weekend, March 9th & 10th. So good news on two fronts, firstly the…

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CESI 2018 Conference – Shaping Tomorrow Today

The 2018 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) will take place on Saturday 3rd March at the St. Patrick’s Campus of Dublin City University. The CESI conference has long 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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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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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Keynotes @ Dublin Learning Event

Microsoft in partnership with DCU Institute of Education, St Patrick’s Drumcondra have just announced a Microsoft Future of Learning Event with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. An invitation for this event has been extended to all interested educators, where they will have the opportunity to hear Satya’s vision on the future of learning in addition to the perspective of special guest, adventure athlete, Mark Pollock. The event will take place on 3rd…

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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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MindRising – 1916 & Mindcraft

Exploring the Rising through Minecraft MindRising Games, is a new and ambitious 1916 Digital Story-telling competition, for schools and youth groups acroos Ireland and beyond. Students are tasked to use Minecraft to tell the story of the island of Ireland, looking back to 1916 and projecting forward to 2116. The competition which launched yesterday at DCU, is a collaboration between MindRising, Microsoft and DCU Institute of Education. It aims to transform the teaching…

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End of Year – A Time for Reflection

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a lunch time Visiting Scholars seminar in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) in DCU. The NIDL consists of three units– the Open Education Unit, the Teaching Enhancement Unit and the National Digital Research Network. Their website is a very interesting place and you can sign up to follow what is going on and to participate in some of their forthcoming events.…

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IBM Smarter Planet comes to DCU

The IBM Smarter Planet smarter roadshow, a 32 tonne hi-tech truck packed with high power computers, plasma displays and satellite dish communications is coming to DCU on Tuesday March 15th. The roadshow promotes safer and greener ways forward in technology by introducing new skills, new ways of thinking and new ways of applying technology to solve business and world problems. IBM will also be giving talks on the following topics:…

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Free Online Seminars from 4C Initiative

​Dublin City University’s Learning Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre is coordinating a series of FREE online seminars on using digital content for education. The seminars are delivered by leading international experts on digital content in education. Starting with “An Introduction to Open Educational Resources and Where to Find Them Online” by Neil Butcher (OER AFRICA) on 4 February 2010, seminars will be delivered online every Tuesday and Thursday at 1500…

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