Registration – Important

It is now urgent that you register for the conference at

As you can understand we need to have an idea of final conference numbers asap for catering  and health/safety assurances. PLEASE register or at the very least confirm, who from your submission entry will be attending the conference. Please also indicate whether you will be attending the conference dinner on the Thursday evening.

Presentation Formats

Practitioner Track: Short Papers (25 minutes): Short papers should be no more than 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions. We will be using the text of your 300 word abstract abstract from the OCS for inclusion in the Book of abstracts.

Research Track: Research Papers (35 mins)
Similar to the short paper format, but with a presentation of 25 minutes, and allowing about 5 – 10 minutes for questions. We will be using the text of your 500 abstract abstract from the OCS for inclusion in the Book of abstracts.

Practice Exchange (3 mins presentation, 5 mins questions)
Practice exchange is a forum for practitioners to give a short, concise presentation on a technique or idea they have implemented with students, and the learning’s and/or challenges that emerged from the experience. The format is a 3-minute presentation, without slides, followed by 5 minutes of questions. We will be using the text of your 100 abstract abstract from the OCS for inclusion in the Book of abstracts.

Poster Presentations and Moderated Poster Sessions
Posters offer another way to share information visually, such as research findings or innovative applications. We invite submissions of both traditional (A1 or A0 size) and electronic posters (e.g. Prezi). The programme will include short moderated poster sessions where presenters will be asked to present and discuss their work. We will be using the text of your 300 abstract abstract from the OCS for inclusion in the Book of abstracts.

Conference Programme

Is available from
Version 2 of the conference programme was updated on May 28th.

Technical Information

  1. All PC’s have Power Point 2010, and will run necessary flash plugins, have audio set up, etc. If you have any particular requirements please email
  2. Presentations should be forwarded by 3pm on Wednesday 29th May to Google folder for uploading to a share drive. Please submit using the following file naming convention (Firstname.Lastname.TitleOfPresentation.ppt)
  3. Presenters should have a backup on a memory stick and on email. Online presentations (e.g. Prezzi) should also have an offline version if possible
  4. Local Technical staff would prefer that presenters NOT connect personal laptops to PC’s as this can have an impact on time allocated to each strand
  5. Any specific IT requirements must be emailed to by Wednesday 29th May

UCC Guest Wireless Access

Please refer to the conference book of abstracts for wireless access information

Conference Themes

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 by Opening Up Education at EdTech2013 to address:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Enhancing the quality of learning experiences for the 21st century learner.

Presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Enhancing the student experience
  • Learning Technologies delivering flexibility, efficiencies and value for money
  • Learning resources – collaborative and social
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Open Learning Environments – formal, informal, personal, collaborative
  • Creativity and learning design
  • Digital Literacies – teachers, students, organisations
  • Digital Identity
  • Sustainable models of innovation
  • Technology-supported assessment approaches