I've had a call from Ronan Herron, the ICT co-ordinator for the Connect project.
There is a training / information session happening this weekend Sat 5th /
Sun 6th April with the 9 key teachers in the project, who will be sharing
their knowledge onwards with the remaining 60+ teachers. It's taking place in
the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.
Ronan is looking for someone to give a presentation on Open Source software
and maybe specifically how it can / could be used in education. Something like
ECDL, VLEs, Collaborative learning / creative spaces, or anything like that
might be useful and relevant. (These are only sample topics!) The target
audience is a group of secondary teachers that are involved in the Connect
School's project, and I imagine will be training the other teachers in their
Slot available on Saturday is for 30~45 minutes, at about 11:00am. Rather
than publishing Ronan's contact details, please e-mail me and I'll pass on
Ronan's contact info for more details.
I realise it's short notice, but perhaps someone can put something together?
Ronan said he's also looking for someone to fill an afternoon slot on Moodle,
so possibly someone who knew something about moodle could fill both slots and
make the travel worthwhile?
This is a project to get computers into the hands of secondary school
students, potentially with Open Source software on it - so it would be great
if someone could take the time to demonstrate that OSS is available, usable,
and useful to teachers and students. I would go myself, but I'll be at 30,000
feet over the Atlantic at the time :-(
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