Monday, 8 September 2014

Digital Hub to Showcase Impact of High-Speed Broadband on Irish Schools

The Digital Hub Development Agency will hold a special event to showcase the findings of it Schools Broadband Exemplar Project tomorrow, Tuesday, 9thSeptember, at 11.15am at Warrenmount House, Blackpitts, Dublin 8. At the event, the Agency will highlight how high-speed broadband can lead to cost efficiencies and enhanced learning outcomes for schools.

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD, will be the guest of honour at the event.

The Schools Broadband Exemplar Project – developed by The Digital Hub with support from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources – ran at Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount in Dublin’s south-west inner city over the past two years. Its aim was to pilot and test learning, teaching and management solutions made possible due to the school’s high-speed broadband connection.

Students and teachers who participated in the project will share their experiences at tomorrow’s event, which will also be addressed by CEO of The Digital Hub, Gerry Macken, and principal of Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount, Gwen Brennan.

Speaking in advance, Gwen Brennan said: “This project has completely transformed our school. Because technology is being used proactively in the classroom, this has helped our students to become more engaged in learning and further motivated to achieve their very best. For schools with scarce resources, an initiative such as this also leads to significant efficiencies and cost-savings.”

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