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How might Chatbot Technology impact on Education and Training?

There has been a lot of excitement in recent weeks around the arrival of ChatGPT, a conversational artificial intelligence program released recently by OpenAI. Here at home, it is also making headlines in our national papers and suggesting that it will influence many areas of our lives including academia, teaching, law and journalism. Much has …

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Irish teenagers significantly below EU average in using digital technology for learning

Just over a week ago the Educational Research Centre (ERC) published a new report, “Digital Technologies in Education: Ireland in International Context”. This report highlighted that Irish teens are “significantly inferior” to students of similar age in other countries when it comes to using digital technology to learn. This report tracked trends in data collected …

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Informatics education at school in Europe

The European Commission / EACEA / Eurydice report, Informatics education at school in Europe, was published in recent days and it provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of informatics education, as a distinct discipline, in primary and general secondary education in 2020/2021 in 39 education systems. The research is associated with Action 10 in the Digital …

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