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IT Sligo to host Education Technology Conference

Claire McGovern

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Claire McGovern

IT Sligo to host Education Technology Conference

IT Sligo's Centre for Online Learning (COL) Programme Managers: L-R: Kieran Tobin, Gavin Clinch & Brian Mulligan

The growing impact of Technology on the way we teach and learn in our schools and colleges will be the subject of a major education conference, hosted by Institute of Technology, Sligo, next June.

EdTech2017 comes to Institute’s campus on June 1st and 2nd.

The two-day event is organised by the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) - a community of professionals committed to the development and exchange of knowledge by sharing expertise and the promotion of best practice in technology-enhanced learning.

This is not the first time that IT Sligo has hosted the EdTech conference. The inaugural event in 2000 was staged in Sligo, and Brian Mulligan from the Institute’s Centre for Online Learning, who is also a founding member of ILTA, says it is gratifying to see how the conference has evolved and developed over the years.

The conference, which is now into its eighteenth year, brings together approximately 300 leading academics and practitioners from all sectors of education and training, including institutes of technology, universities, and industry in Ireland, as well school teachers, lecturers and researchers in the field of e-Learning and information and communication technologies.

Registration for the event will open in the New Year.

For more information, visit www.ilta.ie.