Category Archives: Update

  • How Covid 19 Accelerated the Digital Transformation for Education

    I recently had the pleasure to hear a session that took place during the ISTE 2020 conference late last year.  Here are some of the comments I took from it that I think would resonate with an Irish audience. Chair Hardeep Gulati Panel: Ivan Casanova, Ciera Leidheisl, Kimberly Nidy, Dr. Donald Robertson, Tracy Smith, Dr. […]

  • What is ISTE?

    Whether or not you have heard of ISTE, the voice you hear as you read it’s own descriptors will resonate with those of the CESI tribe.   ISTE is home to a community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching & learning. We are a passionate community of change-makers who […]

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    CESI Staffroom Podcast Now on Spotify

    We’re delighted to announce that episodes of our CESI Staffroom are now available as podcasts on Spotify. Give our show a listen (or a share!) for some tech tips for teaching from our wider CESI community. Listen to the show below.

  • Irish Universities Association ‘Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning’ Project

    CESI promotes the use of computers in Irish education at all levels, with members coming from every sector. Many of those in higher education support third level students in their use of digital technology both in the teaching and learning process. The ‘Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning’ project is dedicated to supporting this work. This […]

  • Crowdsourcing a directory of educational technology tools for teaching and learning

    Congratulations to Enda Donlon, CESI member and former National Executive member who, together with Eamon Costello and Mark Brown, have published their paper on “Collaboration, collation, and competition: Crowdsourcing a directory of educational technology tools for teaching and learning” You can still view the Project 252 crowdsourcing initiative around which the research centres. It took […]

  • Community of Practice • Facilitator’s guide

    This guide is designed to explain how to organise a community of practice to support teachers’ professional learning. Although it is drawn from  experience in doing this for Computer Science, this guide may suit any subject. You can download the guide for printing personally or for printing professionally (includes crop marks). There is also a web […]

  • CESI•CS community of practice national meetings

    Background The CESI•CS community of practice focusses on computing education at all levels and is a collaboration with education centres throughout Ireland through ESCI ( the association of Education Support Centres in Ireland formerly ATECI) and Trinity College Dublin, kick-started by generous financial support from Google. In 2017 CESI welcomed the announcement of the intended […]

  • Summer 2019 CESI•CS National Workshops

    This summer we are delighted to announce that we are holding two further CESI•CS national workshops. We will be in Waterford on Saturday 15th June and Monaghan on Saturday 22nd June. We will run parallel sessions: morning beginning at 10:00 with  lunch at 12:30 and afternoon from 14:00, finishing at 16:30. Keep an eye on […]