Carina Girvan won the STELLAR Network of Excellence award for the best PhD paper at the bi-annual CAL conference for her paper "SLurtles: Objects-To-Think-With in a virtual world".
A major new publication on ICT in Irish Schools was launched by Lord Puttnam (Ireland’s Digital Champion) on Weds the 11th of March. Edited by Deirdre Butler, Kevin Marshall and Margret Leahy and titled "Shaping our Future: How the lessons of the past can shape educational transformation” the volume contains several contributions from CRITE personnel.
Photo shows Claire Conneely, John Lawlor and Brendan Tangney with Lord Puttnam.
Featured on Silicon Republic:
"Last week at a special event at Bridge 21 at Trinity College in Dublin, Puttnam urged Ireland to consider an awards scheme like the National Teaching Awards to publicly acknowledge good teaching practices and achievements. He also said the media in Ireland should be more supportive of the need to reinvigorate Ireland's education system and push for the deployment of 21st-century technology and learning practices in schools."
-John Kennedy, Silicon Republic
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CRITE in partnership with the Trinity Access Programmes and Suas Educational Development have for 3 years been running a successful computer mediated outreach activity known as the Bridge to College, involving intensive team oriented project based learning workshops, targeted at transition year students from schools with a low transfer to 3rd level education. In December 2010 John Lawlor received a highly competitive Soical Impact Award from Social Entrepuners Ireland for his work on the project.
CRITE personnel were or will be involved in the following conferences.
IADIS Mobile Learning 2012 Berlin, Germany -March 2012
MLearn 2012 - Helsinki Finland - http://mlearn.bnu.edu.cn/ October 2012
IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 Avila, Spain - March 2011