Search Results for 'Information and communication technologies in education'

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One of the keys to success in maths is having a solid fluency in the foundational maths skills that are taught in primary school. Too often, students do not get sufficient practice at the different basic skills and so lack confidence needed to tackle the more complex ideas that appear in secondary mathematics and beyond. Students lack the necessary fluency and feel that they are “no good at maths”. 

NUI Galway offers free places on top software programme

NUI Galway, in collaboration with 19 software industry partners, is offering a limited number of free places on its Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development Programme – Industry Stream. This programme was recently awarded the accolade of being Postgraduate Programme of the Year in Information Technology by Grad Ireland.

Athlone graduate helps to announce Springboard courses

Athlone graduate Ciaran Lynch helped to announce 9,000 one-year Springboard+ part-time and full-time courses now available free across the country.

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Cllr Murphy calls for west to get ‘fair share’ of new ICT undergraduate places

An extra 1,250 information and communication technology (ICT) undergraduate places will be made available annually from 2014, according to Fine Gael city councillor Michelle Murphy who has called for a “fair share” of these undergraduate places to be made available in the west of Ireland.

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The Learning Institute, Galway is delighted to announce that it has been successful in securing funding from the ICS (Irish Computer Society). As a result of this, The Learning Institute is now offering a range of computer courses for beginners for just €20.

Summerhill students collect ‘digital schoolbags’

First year students at St Joseph’s College, Summerhill were presented with brand new iPads yesterday [Thursday] as they arrived for the first day of their secondary school career.

NUI, Galway offer free places on part-time courses

NUI Galway is offering a number of free places on five part-time courses under the Government’s Springboard initiative, addressing skills needs in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Medical Device Science, and Lean and Quality Systems.

Mulherin calls for reform of work permit system

Fine Gael TD, Michelle Mulherin this week has called for reform of the work permit system, which is hindering companies in Ireland to fill vacancies in a number of key areas. She said this week: “I welcome very much confirmation I have just received from Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation that he will investigate the difficulties being experienced by ICT companies in recruiting highly skilled people from outside the European Economic Area on account of our current work permit system. I tabled a motion at a recent Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting which received unanimous support to pursue the introduction of a Technology Visa to fast track the provision of work permits to individuals with the requisite ICT skills and qualifications be pursued to address the significant shortage of design engineers in this country and the EU which is hampering the fulfilment of our economic growth in the digital and technological sectors and pursuant to this Minister Bruton has given me this commitment.

A to Z Computers strengthen links with local schools

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Kilkenny-based IT Company, A to Z Computers has recently completed an extensive rollout of state-of-the-art ICT equipment to Coláiste Eamann Rís in Callan. The completion of this project sees staff and pupils of the school availing of some of the latest in ICT equipment such as High-Spec Laptops, 3D Ready Projectors, Visualisers and Interactive Whiteboards.

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