Negative Press Surrounding Back to School Costs Highlights Bigger Issue

Lack of Planning Detrimental to Digital Skill Acquisition in Irish Schools It’s that time of year again when the media covers the costs associated with education in Ireland. The usual suspects are ever present; the uniforms, the books, the busses, the ‘voluntary’ contribution – however this year particular ire was directed at the cost of …

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Building Digital Capacity in Higher Education

Some takeaways for Primary and Post-Primary Dispelling Myths Last week, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education published its extended roadmap – A Roadmap for Enhancement in a Digital World 2015-2017 – which aims at building digital capacity in Irish higher education. This is a comprehensive document that places …

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Transmedia Storytelling

Jason Ohler is an enthusiastic proponent of Digital Storytelling and Literacy. In 2005 Jason spent some time in Cork as part of a program called “Stories of Culture and Place” in association with the University of Alasks’s Geography Program. He helped pupils create stories with original artwork and then edit them into a production using …

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Supporting Teenage Digital Creativity Young people today are often referred to as Digital Natives  or having grown up digital. However all too often many Irish teenagers don’t have sufficient opportunities to develop their digital media skills in school. Yet teenagers today use digital technology regularly outside of school mainly to consume media and to communicate …

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