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ICT in Education in Ireland Tom OSullivan, Assistant General Secretary, Irish National Teachers Organisation.

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1 ICT in Education in Ireland Tom OSullivan, Assistant General Secretary, Irish National Teachers Organisation

2 Primary education 3,250 primary schools including 114 special schools 480,000 children 30,000 primary teachers INTO is primary teachers trade union

3 ICT in education Local initiatives by teachers Learning networks State investment - IT 2000 National Centre for Technology in Education - No technical support or upgrades Proposal for 252m new spending 2007

4 INTO & ICT Courses for teachers on ICT Professional Development Unit Joint courses with NCTE funded by DES Online training programme 6,500 members annually Ongoing courses during the school year

5 INTO & on-line learning On-line facilitation; discussion forums; chat sessions; internal messaging Designed and facilitated by teachers Support for workshops & research projects Collaboration with external organisations

6 INTO Trade Union & ICT Website & Extranets Paperless meetings for national executive Text alerts & Branch ICT support Online publications & newsletters Developing audio & video conferencing Annual Congress & Education Conference

7 Unions Shift Happens Shift


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