The historical journey of technology-enhanced learning has been peppered with lofty claims of revolutionary technical solutions, the development of robust and innovative research, and exciting new opportunities for teaching and learning. However, this has been a somewhat patchy journey. As TEL moves from an embryonic niche activity to a more mature mainstream pillar of the educational landscape, EdTech2018 considers the importance and necessity of TEL quality through three perspectives: People, Policies and Practices (i.e. research, teaching and learning).
The Irish Learning Technology Association invites you to contribute to this discourse from a range of local and international perspectives at EdTech2017 June 1-2 at IT Sligo where we consider TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies.This concept is particular apt when describing today’s Irish technology-enhanced learning community as it grapples with: increasing demands with limited resources; new models of teaching, learning, assessment and accreditation; emerging strategies, policies and frameworks; and where traditional concepts of the professional, professionalism, and professional life are being reconstituted in an increasingly digital age. Barnett contends that it is impossible for individuals to resolve this overwhelming agenda in traditional terms.
This is where EdTech2017 comes in.
The Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) is delighted to announce that the EdTech2016 annual users’ conference will be held in the Law Society Education Building, Blackhall Place, Dublin on May 26-27 (Thursday and Friday) with the theme ‘ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge’. Caroline Kennedy, IT Coordinator at the Law Society, has pulled out all […]
Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities Recent European and national policy reports have identified the enabling and transformative role of technology in supporting learning over the medium term at individual, institutional and sectoral levels. At EdTech2015 we invite participants to consider the efficacy of these policies; to explore how they can be operationalised in […]
The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) May 29th and 30th, 2014 University College Dublin, Ireland Eurovision 2020: Technology Enhanced Learning for a New Horizon Irish higher education is undergoing fundamental structural reform at a national level, while engaging in an increasingly globalised market place. As we move towards 2020, […]
The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) May 30th and 31st, 2013 Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Ireland. EdTech2013 is presented to coincide with Ireland’s EU Presidency of the European Council and is themed in line with this recently launched EU DG Education and Culture initiative by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou. We […]
The Irish Learning Technology Association is delighted to announce that National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) will host EdTech 2012 from May 31st to June 1st 2012. We are delighted at the opportunity for EdTech to be held at NUIM, which promises to be a wonderful venue. The local NUIM team will be in the […]
The Irish Learning Technology Association is delighted to announce that Waterford Institute of Technology will host EdTech 2011 on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2011 (which is Wednesday and Thursday before the June bank holiday weekend). Many thanks for the incredible response from institutions registering their interest to host EdTech 2011. We appreciate your […]
The 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech 2010 will be held in Athlone Institute of Technology on May 20th – May 21st 2010.This is an annual conference event, successfully running for over ten years in Ireland. The conference is attended by a community of professionals from across third level higher education sector and […]
Overview The EdTech 2009 conference encompassed the theme “2020 Vision: Changing Learning futures through technology”. This event, held on our tenth anniversary of the Irish Educational Technology Association was held in the National College of Ireland from May 21-22, 2009. The keynote speakers were: Richard Katz, Vice-President of EDUCAUSE Fiona O’Carroll, Senior Vice-President of HMH […]