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Dublin eLearning Summer School 2018

20-22 June 2018, DIT Bolton Street

"Teaching Generation Z"

The Dublin eLearning Summer School 2018 is currently in the final stages of planning. This year we are focussing on the students who are just now coming on to our campuses.

Generation Z are broadly aged 5 - 19 years and are characterized by an over-reliance on technology and 24/7 access to information; have trouble distinguishing fact from fiction; have a tendency to think in a non-linear fashion; and are more risk-averse than previous generations. They are also quite entrepreneurial and have confidence in their ability to change the world, but believe that their college degree is necessary in order to achieve career goals. These are our next generation of students entering higher education. Do we understand them? Are we ready for them? What changes will they bring?

Join us at the eLearning Summer School, June 20-22, for a mix of presentations and workshops in preparation for Teaching Generation Z. Speakers confirmed to date include Claire Hyland, Head of The Youth Lab;  Dave White, Head of Digital Learning at the University of the Arts and creator of the Visitors and Residents typology for online engagement; and Kevin Koidl from the Bigfoot Digital Footprint research group.

Each year the Summer School provides a forum for those interested in the impact of all things digital on the higher education sector to meet and engage with contemporary issues. Come along this year, hear some interesting speakers, participate in a workshop or two and have your say!

Who should attend? Anyone engaged with higher education and training in Ireland and beyond.

Booking: Request your place now
(we usually have space for almost everyone but if shortlisting is necessary preference will be given to ITT/ITB/DIT staff)

Charge: There is no charge for attendance at this event

The Dublin eLearning Summer School has been running in various guises since 2002 and a full archive of available materials will shortly be available on the DIT repository, Arrow.