Shaping the future – How Technology Can Lead to Educational Transformation

Last month David Puttnam, Digital Champion of Ireland, was in St Patrick’s College Drumcondra to officially launch ‘Shaping the future – How technology can lead to educational transformation’, a new publication edited by Deirdre Butler, Kevin Marshall and Margaret Leahy. The twenty-first century presents challenges and opportunities in equal magnitude to policy makers for information and communications technology (ICT) use in education. In today’s world of a changing workforce, rapid…

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You must watch this David Puttnam speech!

It’s rarely that we get a chance to hear someone on these shores providing an enlightened insight into the role of education in a digital society.  Lord Puttnam, film director and now Chairman of Futurelab (an organisation we much admire), gave a talk to the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) in Dublin on the 19th January. While the media have focussed on his comments about the state of…

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