The Inaugural National Digital Education Summit

This summit will examine, amongst other things, what Ireland’s education system and more importantly it’s students can gain from the adoption of new technologies like cloud computing.

 

Thursday, April 25 2013, Croke Park, Dublin

Advancing the role of ICT in preparing the workforce of tomorrow

It is widely accepted that Ireland is one of the countries with the most to gain from investment in ICT and the introduction of a digital curriculum. We live in a smart, connected world and our graduates of tomorrow will be facing into a new digital age. The fusion of the school curriculum and technology is set to have an enormous impact on the classroom, changing the way students are taught forever. It is against this backdrop that Ireland’s leading conference organisers, iQuest, believe the time is right to host the Inaugural National Digital Education Summit.

This summit will examine, amongst other things, what Ireland’s education system and more importantly it’s students can gain from the adoption of new technologies like cloud computing. If Ireland is serious about creating a digital curriculum there is a massive opportunity to build this in the cloud and enable a host of learning materials and ways of communicating via the internet.

Equally, providing schools with hi-tech equipment is just the first step in digital education. The school system won’t change simply by introducing iPad’s into classrooms, there needs to be adequate thought put into how it can improve the learning process and ensure the digital transition is a smooth one. By gathering the leading voices in this space, this summit will seek to determine how we can put the wheels in motion to make Ireland a world leader in Digital Education.

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