Category Archives: Digiteach Blog

  • EU CodeWeek 2017

    Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. It runs from 7-22 October 2017. Last year’s event included over 23,000 events that took place in 50 countries, and this year aims to see even more. For more, go to  

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    FÉILTE 2017: Saturday, 7th October in the RDS

    The theme for FÉILTE this year is Leading Learning for All. Organised by the Teaching Council it is a Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence. This year’s FÉILTE will feature showcases, workshops, showcasers’ stories, researchmeet and Rang Bianca. See for more details.

  • Learning Design for Online and Blended Learning

    In June, the Blended Learning Unit at Mary Immaculate College hosted Professor Gráinne Conole for a workshop on learning design for online and blended learning that I was fortunate to attend.  Professor Conole is currently a Visiting Professor and the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University.  This half day workshop would […]

  • Leaving Certificate Computer Science Event September 2017 – Report

    On 16th September 2017 the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) hosted a symposium on the proposed new Leaving Certificate Computer Science course. The event took place at Maynooth University and was attended by almost one hundred and twenty interested parties. The full report for this event can be found at this link: CESI LC […]

  • Computing in the Irish Curriculum – Open Space at Conference 2017

    In advance of the CESI symposium at Maynooth on September 16th 2017, this blog post reports some of the issues that came up at CESI conference in March 2017. The session ‘Computing in the Irish Curriculum’ offered participants the opportunity to propose their issues for discussion on this theme, stimulated by the news that a […]

  • ILTA EdTech 2017 Conference

    This year’s ILTA conference theme was: TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity – Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies. The focus was  broad, as supercomplexity might indeed imply. In the current higher education climate, we face challenges around changing methodologies, resources, and policies. As we venture further into the digital age, we took two days to pause […]

  • Talk on the Tyne/Tech on the Tyne

    Talk on the Tyne 8th June 2017  7-late Following a warm invitation from Martin Bailey of Animate2Educate, three of the CESI tribe flew to Newcastle, where everyone speaks like Martin!  Initially rainy, the sun did appear showing the city and the river Tyne in all their glory.  At 7.00 on a Thursday evening (school night) […]

  • CESI Symposium – Leaving Certificate Computer Science

    Save the Date – Saturday September 16th, Maynooth University To register for this event, please click here In February 2017 CESI, the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), welcomed the announcement of the intended introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate subject, and we support Minister Richard Bruton’s aim to have Computer Science as […]

  • World Conference on Computers in Education 3-6th July 2017

    CESI welcomes the many delegates, both national and international coming to attend  the World Conference on Computers in Education which will take place in The Printworks in Dublin Castle from the 3rd to the 6th July.   The programme is well worth a look. .  Keep an eye on @cesitweets to follow some of the happenings as […]

  • Summer CPD courses, conferences and exhibitions

    It’s that time of year to start planning on doing CPD courses, either during the summer holidays or to start in the autumn. Getting a sense of what you’re interested in doing is sometimes the biggest step, so this is a list (not exhaustive!) of some of the courses on offer for the coming months: […]