Share Paper: The Digital Learning Framework: What Digital Learning can look like in Practice, An Irish Perspective

  1. Deirdre Butler, Dublin City University, Institute of Education, Ireland
  2. Michael Hallissy, H2 Learning, Ireland
  3. John Hurley, H2 Learning, Ireland
Tuesday, March 27 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Bell

Abstract: This paper describes the evolution of a Digital Learning Framework (DLF), designed and developed to help Irish schools embed digital technologies more deeply into their practice A census of digital technology usage in Irish schools (Cosgrove et al, 2014) had identified that teacher practices had undergone little change since the launch of the initial policy for schools, Schools IT2000 (DES, 1997) Building on this research and a consultative process the Department of Education and Skills developed a new Digital Strategy for Schools, 2015-2020 The new strategy decided to adapt the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (UNESCO, 2011) so that ...