The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA)

May 30th and 31st, 2013
Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Ireland.

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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 welcome the following message of support and best wishes from Xavier Prats-Monné, Deputy-Director General for Educaton at the European Commission to the organisers and participants at EdTech2013 here.

Conference Theme: Opening up Education – Content, Learning and Collaboration

The 21st century educational landscape is a rapidly changing space. Traditional education policy models, institutions, work-practices and learning cultures are being challenged to meet the needs of diverse, mobile and LIFE-long learners.

As we grapple with global, national and institutional responses to these challenges, invite you to debate the role, opportunities and challenges afforded by technology-enhanced learning at Opening Up Education at EdTech2013 to address:

  • Changing learning environments

e.g. the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) alongside the increasing adoption of non-traditional open, flipped, personal, social and informal learning environments;

  • Supports for digital literacy development of educators and learners

e.g. by constructing pedagogically useful practices to address issues of data curation, digital identity, and global citizenship;

  • Policy implementation issues

e.g. National Strategy priorities such as enhanced flexibility in the delivery of higher education programmes; and the enhancement of engagement with innovative pedagogies and the technologies that support these;

  • Enhancing the quality of learning experiences for the 21st century learner

Conference Venue: University College Cork

Key Information

When: May 30-31 2013
Where:University College Cork
Twitter: #edtech13