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A Great Competition – Apps4Gaps

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by admin

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, and SFI through the Smart Future initiative, in association with Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI), as well as Project Maths, Coderdojo, and the Digital Repository Ireland (DRI) have teamed […]

eLearning Services now offering Samsung tablets

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by admin

Along side our Archos Android tablets, eLearning Services, is now a reseller of Samsung tablets. We believe that the tablets from both manufactures will give our clients a choice when it comes to equipping both students and teachers with the tools to bring technology to the classroom. We are commencing with the introduction of the […]

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by admin

eLearning Services comment The article below is from┬áSugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in England. The article while general in nature can be applied to the Irish education system. Hopefully, the new Junior Certificate reform will eventually lead to an education system in Ireland where students are not learning reams of information […]

The hottest job skill is…

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 by admin

eLearning Services comment: This is an interesting article from CNN. It demonstrates how communication is becoming more important in the global economy. While the story relates to the US, we think it is also appropriate to a small open economy like ours. Learning German and Chinese is a vital part of education in preparing for […]