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Carina Girvan wins award at the CAL 11 conference

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".

Book launch: Shaping our Future: How the lessons of the past can shape educational transformation

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.


Bridge21 is delighted to announce the opening of a new flexible learning space here in Oriel House. In December 2014, the Provost, Patrick Prendergast, officially opened the new space (and cut the ceremonial ribbon). The Provost has been a great supporter of Bridge21 over the years and we are delighted he was able to help us launch this exciting new space.

The Provost in “Bridge22″.

“Bridge22″ is equipped with tables, chairs and storage units built by VS furniture in Germany. There are also several laptop computers and large movable monitors which will allow students and teachers to create, learn and present in several different ways. The movable screen idea was first suggested to us byDigicom and, in fact, they donated to first screen and stand to Bridge21. We are hugely grateful to both VS furniture and Digicom for their support in creating this new learning space.

The Provost with the Bridge21 team.

If you want to see the place in action, drop us a line. In the meantime, here’s a short video showing a little bit of what it might look like…


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Lord Puttnam speaks at Bridge 21 (Video)

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 KennedySilicon Republic  


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John Lawlor wins a Social Entrepenuer Award for his work on the Bridge to College Programme

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.

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