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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Technology and the Future–David Puttnam & Tim Hynes

The 7th Seamus Heaney Lecture Series is currently drawing to a close in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin. The 2013 series entitled ‘Imagining the Future’ has drawn on speakers across a range of disciplines – geographers, historians, writers, scientists, philosophers, media and educationalists – and examines key questions around the possibility of creating a sustainable …

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