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ITL Festival Exhibitor 4 – Fluirse Education Solutions

Fluirse Education Solution’s specialises in designing and developing interactive media and software that coincides with the school curricula. Fluirse aspires to become the main provider of curricula-aligned software and they aim to do this by working closely with educators across the board in order to improve the teaching and learning experience for all. Anois, the company’s flagship series of products, were developed to address the needs of Irish language teachers and their curriculum. Anois was extremely successful so the company started working on a range of other primary school curriculum products.

Fluirse is unique in their approach as they:

  • work closely with teachers, parents and education experts
  • support teachers and parents with specialised training materials
  • put education first and integrate technology where useful

If you would like to find out more information about Fluirse Education Solutions log onto http://www.fluirse.com.

We are delighted to announce that Fluirse will be showcasing some of their products at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010.

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Importance of Technology In Education

How educational material is prepared and presented by teachers’ plays a fundamental role is the dissemination of knowledge. Technology can help educators to create effective ways of preparing for class, of  transferring knowledge to their students and inspiring pupils to advance their studies further. Research has shown that presentation visuals supported by technology could be used to improve students understanding and retention of the course curriculum. The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival has been specifically designed with this in mind. The conference and exhibition will look at the importance of technology in education today and how it can play a fundamental role in classroom activities.

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ITL Festival Exhibitor 7 – Imex

Imex has been supplying solutions and products to its offices in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland for nearly 40 years. They provide Test and Measurement solutions to colleges, universities and numerous other companies throughout the UK and Ireland.

In 1998, Imex expanded its business into audio visual and interactive training solutions. This enabled the company to develop and specialise in the area of design, production and implementation of interactive teaching technology. Imex differs from other companies in that they do not offer an extensive range of products. The company prefers to work with some of the leading manufacturers in the business at the moment and select. The company focuses on a relatively small range of products, which in turn allows Imex to have a better understanding of how the product should be modelled and shaped to suit their customer’s needs. In doing so, Imex can obtain the best price as they tend to buy in bulk and they offer excellent support services.

The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival is delighted to announce that Imex will be showcasing some of their products at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010.

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Sponsors and Supporters 5: LiNK

Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre (LiNK)

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The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre (LiNK) is a specialised university research centre located at Dublin City University. LiNK’s research programme is focused on three key areas of:

In each case, both individuals and teams are engaged in research projects which focus primarily on creating the learning, innovation and knowledge that is the hallmark of LiNK’s activities. The primary focus of LiNK’s activities relating to technology are:

  • Digital content workflow
  • Next generation marketing
  • Technology ownership and use

LiNK is the primary Academic Partner in Cambridge University Press’ Global Grid for Learning (GGFL) project. In addition, to coordinating research on GGFL usage worldwide, LiNK is also a partner on the Arab Grid for Learning, which is an initiative run with Cambridge University Press and Obeikan Research and Development. The Next Generation Marketing research group is lead by Dr. Theo Lynn and Dr. Laurent Muzellec. This group looks specifically at how technology impacts on marketing and it focuses primarily on defictionalisation and virtual worlds. iMUVE is another cross-discipline research project which involves CTTS looking at the social science research opportunities in multi-user virtual environments. LiNK has also created a platform for Dr. Theo Lynn and Dr. Angelos Alexopoulos to develop a “fact tank” which explores the impact of technology on society in Ireland and the world. In addition to providing reports on the impact of technology on education and business, the “fact tank” will also be used to make data available to validated researchers so they can explore other research topics.

Dr. Theo Lynn will be a guest speaker at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival.

Sponsors and Supporters 4: INTO

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Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is the largest teachers’ union in Ireland. The INTO, in Irish Chumann Múinteoirí Éireann, caters for primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland and it also represents teachers from Northern Ireland through the Ulster Teachers’ Union. Its headquarters are in Parnell Square, Dublin.

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Sponsors and Supporters 3: The Centre for Talented Youth

The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland

The Irish Centre for Talented Youth is the only organisation of its kind in the country. It provides challenging academic programmes for young people, aged between 6 and 16 years of age, who have a high intellectual ability. The Centre runs specialised courses in subject areas which may not ordinarily be available in schools around the country. Students who attend the Centre usually function in the 95th percentile. Although CTYI is based in Dublin City University, it has a number of satellite Centres in University College Cork, Limerick IT, Tralee IT, Wexford town (Carlow IT campus), Athlone IT, Galway-Mayo IT and Letterkenny IT. Since the Centre was first established in 1992 it has seen more than 30,000 students walk through its doors. The Centre’s Director is Mr. Colm O’Reilly.

Nature of Courses:

The courses are designed to teach at a pace and level above that which pupils are used to at school. These courses present material in such a way that it challenges and stimulates new interests. Students are taught by an instructor who is either studying at PhD level or by someone who works in a particular field of interest; that way they are being exposed to cutting edge developments in subject areas. The courses at CTYI are designed to challenge the way students think and get them immersed in the subject they are learning about. Pupils are also encouraged to explore new ways of expressing themselves through their writing.

The Irish Centre for Talented Youth will be participating in the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival.

Neil Bruton – The 4C Initiative

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Content. Capability. Connect. Collaborate.

Neil Bruton, a former Marketing and International Business and Management student of Dublin City University, is currently supporting the 4C Initiative project with funding from Cambridge University Press and the Nominet Trust.

The 4C Initiative is a series of projects aimed at increasing digital content capacity for education on a global scale. It can be used to provide educators and learners with the skills to discover, use, create and share content with others in the learning community worldwide.

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It is believed that the 4C Initiative can be used to:

• Encourage collaboration within the global education community

• Build digital content publishing capacity

• Advance use of technology and the opportunity of learning through technology

• Encourage the use of the Internet to discover and use learning resources for educational outcomes.

One of the latest initiatives focused on capacity building amongst educators. With the support of Nominet Trust and Cambridge University Press, 18 free online sessions on various aspects of digital content for education with a particular focus on open and free content have been created and delivered. International experts delivered the sessions on their particular area of expertise. All sessions were delivered over Cisco Webex web conferencing system. Topics such as digital images, learning objects, reference content, audio, video and lesson plans were discussed in different sessions. They also looked at how these resources can be sourced, modified and used in the classroom. Sessions looked at issues such as the use of digital games, Google Apps, and interactive whiteboards in the classroom. All sessions were recorded and are available to be viewed at http://4cinitiative.com/?page_id=39.

The ITL Festival are delighted to join up with the 4C Initiative to share some valuable resources with our viewers. Finding educational resources online can be challenging for teachers but with these videos and resources, 4C have made it simple! Special thanks to Neil Bruton of 4C Initative for his help.

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