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Educational Inquiry and Creativity: Developing Digital Resources in Ireland’s Information Age Town

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Title: Educational Inquiry and Creativity: Developing Digital Resources in Ireland’s Information Age Town
Author(s): McInerney, Claire R.
Subject(s): Children and digital resources Ireland
Abstract: Despite cultural and social barriers to technology adoption, the teachers and administrators of schools in the Irish town of Ennis, with help from the Clare County Education Centre, integrated computers, networking, software, Internet, and digital imagery into the schools’ curriculum. Success in technology integration has been achieved in primary education due to persistent and innovative efforts on the part of teachers; however, technology integration has not been as deep nor as broad in the secondary-level schools. Students have produced many new learning materials themselves using computer-based tools, the Internet, and other technologies. The barriers, challenges, and achievements of the community described in this case study may have implications for other small communities who wish to use technology for teaching, learning, and curriculum change. (from the article)
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 54 (2) Fall 2005: 266-285.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3480
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2005 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-12-13
 

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