Dublin eLearning Summer SchoolDRHEA 2011

"Challenging the 21st Century Learner",
20-24 June 2011, DIT Aungier Street


The ninth Dublin eLearning Summer School ran at DIT Aungier Street during the week of 20–24 June 2011. Convened under the auspices of the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRH EA), this year's programme addressed the theme of "Challenging the Twenty-First Century Learner", with sessions covering everything from "Teaching in an Online Environment" (Michael Hallissy, Hibernia College) and eLearning and the Hunt Report (Richard Thorn, Director of Flexible Learning, IoTI) to Facebook in Education, iPads and a link-up with the European Distance and E-Learning Network Conference. The week-long series of talks and workshops gave academic staff from across Dublin's third-level colleges an opportunity to discuss issues relating to eLearning in their work and to exchange ideas with like-minded individuals.

The event was opened on Monday morning by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Image of Dublin through porthole on Samuel Beckett bridge. Gerry Breen (pictured above), followed by an impressive keynote presentation from Conor Galvin of UCD. Feedback for the remainder of the some 25-plus individual presentations and workshops held during the week has been excellent, with comments such as "Best week I've spent at a workshop ever" and "Thoroughly enjoyed and inspired by the whole week". 43 colleagues from across the DRHEA attended the event as participants, with a further 24 people facilitating and presenting. 29 participants have provided feedback so far - with all 29 saying that the Summer School 2011 represented "a very good use of my time".


Archive video of some of the sessions is now available, and more will be uploaded shortly:

Summer School 2011 Final Programme

Summer School 2011 feedback