Education and Technology Conference: Amplifying Voices

Education and Technology Conference: Amplifying Voices

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Join us as we traverse down innovative and exploratory subjects showcasing the voice of people with disabilities in design and delivery

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This is the 3rd annual Education and Technology Conference! In this online session presented by EPALE Ireland, Rehab Group and National Learning Network, you can choose to attend some or all of the 3 lightning talk session throughout the day. Our contributors will take us through a journey of innovative and exploratory subjects that showcase the voice of people with disabilities in design and delivery of educational experiences. You will encounter new ideas, interesting frameworks, and food for thought to support reflective practices in amplifying voices in education.

Who is it for?

  • trainers
  • educators
  • teachers
  • learners
  • any professional or prospective professional in the Adult Education or Further Education and Training (FET) field

Who is Delivering?

Dr. Esther Murphy, Keynote Speaker

Digi-ID Principal Investigator, Trinity College Dublin

Lightning Talk Session 1

A. Creating Learning Environments to Foster Co-Design - Carrie Archer, CDETB

B. Induction, A Student-to-Student Welcome - Eimear O’Driscoll, eLearning Manager NLN

C. Dream to Drive, Driving Student Success - Ronan Fox & Damien Allard, NLN Mullingar

Lightning Talk Session 2

A. Creating and Recognising Value in Co-Production - Siobhan Long, Enable Ireland

B. Case Study (VOLT): Video Modelling in Learning and Teaching - Vaja Arsenopulou, Theotokos Greece

C. The Hobby Shed: Parity in Teaching and Learning - Shelagh Nagle & Fiona McCoy, NLN Athlone

Lightning Talk Session 3

A. Case Study: Advocacy in Action - Paul Cassidy, Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager

B. Game On - Co-Design and Gaming with Purpose in Education - Sinead Hosey, Epic Global & Traci-Marshall Dowling, NLN Ballyfermot

C. Co-Design and Mental Health Supports in Higher Education - Angela Stewart, NLN and Maynooth University

Where is it hosted?

The venue is virtual via Zoom and all those that register will receive the link and agenda at a later date.

Anything else?

Irish Sign Language is available for all sessions.

If you have any special needs or require specific accommodation to participate in this event, please let us know once you receive your welcome email!

Please note: due to the nature of the event spaces are limited, if you do not intend on attending, please do not reserve a seat. If you cannot attend, let us know ASAP so that your ticket may go to someone on the waiting list.

We are so excited for this and look forward to seeing you there!


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