Annual Event: Registration and Outline Programme

The countdown is on to our annual event on 29th May 2019. We will kick off at 9am with demonstrations to explore in the foyer area. The event will also showcase examples of practice from colleagues across the sectors. Registration is now open via Eventbrite and is free.

Outline Programme

9.00 Registration and demonstrations

10.00 Welcome

10.15 Keynote Presentation:

A Voyage Through Space(s) – navigating the digital landscape, spaces for teaching and learning, and the ‘inner space’ of the imagination.
Dr Iain MacLabhrainn (National University Ireland Galway)


11.15 – 12.00

STEM in Minecraft
Melanie Mulligan and Treasa Farrell (CCEA)
An award-winning CCEA resource for primary school children, offering immersive learning about the Viking world, and connecting aspects of History with Science & Technology.  

Reimagine, Remake, Replay
Martin Melarkey (Nerve Centre), Emma McAleer (National Museums NI) and Clodagh Lavelle (NI Museums Council)
An exciting regional project allowing young people to connect with and enhance museum collections using a mix of creative media and the latest digital technologies.

12.00 – 13.00

Breakout sessions and short presentations on participation and collaboration through learning technology

13.00 – 13.30

Linking the Jisc Insights Survey with Digital Capability
Jason Miles-Campbell (Jisc)
This session will review the findings of the 2018 Jisc Digital Insights Survey, completed by 37,000 students across 83 FE and HE institutions, exploring what those results mean for both staff and student digital capability development.

13.30 Lunch and Close


A Voyage Through Space(s) – navigating the digital landscape, spaces for teaching and learning, and the ‘inner space’ of the imagination

We are pleased to welcome Dr Iain Mac Labhrainn (MacLaren), the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching in National University of Ireland, Galway.

His teaching and research interests are in a wide range of aspects of physics, computing and education. Winner of two Awards for teaching excellence, the D. Reidel Research Prize in Physics, the Ramsey Memorial Prize in Astrophysics and of the European Academic Software Award (team).

His current research interests include: Higher Education policy and practice, The nature of creativity in HE, Learning Technologies and their strategic deployment and Models of Learning.

We are really looking forward to meeting with you in May. Please share this invitation widely with colleagues.


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