Start Registering for 3-7 April All Aboard 2017
All Aboard 2017, a week of national and regional events designed to build confidence in digital skills for learning will run from 3-7 April. All Aboard 2017 co-hosts, The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Ireland’s higher education institutions have launched www.allaboard2017.ie the programme’s web interface and are inviting Ireland’s education sector, local communities and business organisations to start participating in the initiative that caters for all digital skills levels.
The interface provides an A-Z guide on all aspects of the programme and provides participants with easy to use resources for planning and running an All Aboard 2017 event as well as featuring “Latest News” updates on events to visit as they take place around the country.
Speaking for the National Forum, Director, Dr Terry Maguire said:
“We encourage as many people as possible to travel with us during All Aboard 2017. Our events are wide-ranging – we have something for everyone- and are designed to make acquiring digital skills accessible, fun and challenging. Anyone who gets involved – you might be a primary school student or teacher, a parent or your interest might be in adult education or retraining- regardless of your skill base – your participation in All Aboard 2017 should be useful and beneficial. All Aboard 2017 is about building national confidence in our digital skills for learning. I encourage everyone to take that vital first step with us and visit www.allaboard2017.ie“
“All Aboard 2017” is based on The National Forum’s report “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Roadmap for Enhancement in a Digital World 2015:2017” which made a key recommendation for ‘A co-ordinated, multi-level approach to foster digital literacy, skills and confidence among students at all levels of education…”.
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was established by the Minister for Education and Skills in 2012. The role of the Forum is to enhance the teaching and learning for all students in higher education. Engaging with leaders, managers, teachers and students, the National Forum mobilises expertise and inputs from across the entire sector to extend and shape best practice in all institutes of higher education in Ireland to build confidence in our understanding and use of digital skills and learning.