The 9th annual ICT in Education Conference will take place on Saturday, 11th May on the Thurles campus of Limerick Institute of Technology. This conference is an opportunity for educators to come together, learn about the application of technology in education and share experiences.
Keynote presentations will be delivered by Grainne Conole, the Professor of Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester, Catherine Cronin, lecturer in Information Technology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Martha Rotter, co-founder and publisher of Idea Magazine.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Student Voices’ and the conference will place the experiences of learners at the heart of the discourse on ICT in education. As part of this theme, pupils from first and second level have been invited to act as ‘roving reporters’ and will move about the conference using mobile technology to record impressions, videos and interviews with attendees which will be uploaded to social media sites like twitter, WordPress and facebook. This year’s conference will not only focus on the voices of students but will also feature active engagement with them!
You can register for the conference at www.lit.ie/ictedu
THE DAY BEFORE
On May 10th, the Friday preceding Saturday’s conference, keynote speaker Gráinne Conole will host one of her Learning Design Workshops from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. This workshop will centre on the 7 Cs of learning design and delivery (Conceptualise, Capture, Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Consider, Consolidate). Registration for this event is available here.
Later that day, the campus will host a CESI Meet which will involve around 2 hours of short presentations, starting at 7 PM, from educators who will share their experiences of integrating technology in their teaching. This event is an opportunity for educators from all levels to share ideas and explore new innovations and might include some unexpected surprises! As with the other events, registration for the CESI Meet is also at www.lit.ie/ictedu
We look forward to seeing you there!