Presented by: Neil O Sullivan
The project Open Discovery Space addresses the challenge of modernizing school education by engaging teachers, students, parents and policy-makers in a first of its kind effort to create a pan-European eLearning environment to promote more flexible and creative ways of learning by improving the way educational content is produced, accessed and used. Open Discovery Space creates a multi-lingual, community-oriented social platform that will encourage teachers, students and parents to discover, discuss, share, shape and acquire Europe’s rich array of teaching, learning and research materials. The project was launched in April 2012 and in the second phase of its research and development the ODS project is now in progress. We are looking for schools and teachers interested in participating this exciting new opportunity. It’s free to participate and there are opportunities for schools and teachers who wish to get involved. (www.opendiscoveryspace.eu)
Neil O’Sullivan BA, MSc Learning Technologies, is an Education Technologist who has worked in education for his entire career. Initially he worked in the development of online learning and elearning courseware and later as a teacher in the primary and second level. Neil is currently doing eLearning research of the Open Discovery Space Project, providing in-service training to both Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Ireland on the integration of ICT in teaching and learning for mainstream and special needs teaching. He teaches Web2.0 tools and 21st century skills at second level. He is Irish National Coordinator for the Open Discovery Space Project aimed at promoting and delivering eLearning in primary and secondary school in Ireland and across Europe.