The 2016 Computers in Education Society of Ireland conference known as CESI was hosted at the end of February on DCU’s Glasnevin campus. The theme was “Our Digital Strategy: Making IT Matter” and the conference was opened on the first morning by DCU”s President, Professor Brian Brian MacCraith.
The opening was then followed by a keynote address by Professor Mark Brown where he challenged conference delegates to “Seize the Moment: Make the Future Extraordinary“. Mark discussed the broken promises of education technology over many waves of innovation and the importance of not underestimating the politics of educational change.
Several other DCU staff also contributed presentations and assisted with the conference organisation. Next year we hope CESI will stay at DCU but more appropriately on our St Patrick’s campus where the new Institute of Education will be located.