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Social Media & Access Students

Can Social Media have an educational role at third level? How can universities help students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential? David Hamill from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Information Systems Services (ISS) and Sarah Grimson from Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) addressed these questions by showing how TCD were using TAP Life, an onlineContinue Reading

Open Source Content Management Systems

I am looking for a tool that will enable a group (some with little technical experience) to create and maintain a website on a voluntary basis.  The desired features include: open source, standards compliant, easy-to-use, secure with threaded discussion forums, news, RSS, calendars and media handling. It must be suitable for showcasing papers, presentations andContinue Reading

Learning Town

Learning Town is a social networking site for learning professionals created and run by Elliott Masie CEO of the Masie Center, a learning laboratory and ‘think tank’ in elearning. Within a few days of its launch it already has 2,438 members. Members tend to be in the US and in business rather than education. DiscussionContinue Reading

UCD Presenters at NDLR Symposium

UCD presenters at the NDLR Symposium on Sharing Digital Resources for Teaching & Learning included: Diane Cashman of the Centre for Teaching and Learning gave a presentation on the Veterinary and Biosciences Community of Practice and how it will be sustained in the future. UCD are also adding resources on architecture and archaeology to theContinue Reading