DCU Hosts CESI Conference 2017: Making Connections

In early March 2017, this year DCU once again hosted the annual Computers in Education Society Conference (CESI). For the first time the conference shifted from the Glasnevin campus where it was held in 2016 to the St Patrick’s campus and the DCU’s new Institute of Education. Notably, Dr Anne Looney, the newly appointed Executive Dean for the Institute of Education and acting CEO of the Higher Education Authority, was one of the keynote speakers.


The conference attracted a large gathering of Irish practitioners from around the country and this year’s theme of “Making Connections: Transformation through Technology and Teamwork” was evidence throughout the programme. Amongst the DCU and NIDL contributions over the day, Professors Deirdre Butler and Mark Brown gave the following talk (see video below) exploring different conceptions of digital literacy and asking the questions “Are we making the right connections?”

You can view the slide-deck used for this presentation below. We look forward to another engaging and stimulating CESI in 2018.