‘Digital Futures’, 23 - 27 June, DIT Bolton Street

*** Final programme  Summer School 2014


The Dublin eLearning Summer School is now over for another year. But, we're delighted to say that once again it was a very rewarding and enjoyable week, with all formal participant feedback agreeing that "The summer school was a worthwhile use of my time" and "I would recommend the summer school to a colleague".

The 2014 theme, "digital futures", sought to investigate the impact digital culture is having on higher education. The emerging prevalence of in-your-hand access to information via ever-shrinking devices (providing that WiFi is good enough!) is more often regarded as a threat rather an opportunity in our lecture theatres and classrooms. For most academics, the pace of change is so rapid that it is difficult to keep up: last year’s education news stories about podcasts and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) quickly become what one educator on Twitter described as ‘like the "Duh" headline of the week’. Uncertainty can prevail. ‌      ‌

This theme was explored over the week through a mix of workshops, presentations and discussions involving over 60 academics, librarians and support staff. Participants came from IT Tallaght, Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Griffith College Dublin, Dublin Business School, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and also from the Irish private sector.

As organisers, the DIT LTTC would like to thank colleagues in DIT Bolton Street for facilitating this event, particularly the IT staff, porters and catering staff. We would also like to thank all participants for engaging so fully with the week and making so many worthwhile and innovative contributions. Looking forward to next year!

Presentations: Summer School 2014 presentations now available (pdf and slideshare)

ELSS14 selected feedback

Summer School 2014