ISSN : 2811- 6224
We begin our 7th issue with an insightful and practical project by DCU researcher, Hsiaoping Hsu, on how to enable primary students to apply and develop CT concepts through VR content creation.
Towards the end of 2023 we had launched an open interview podcast series where we chat with key experts in the educational technology field, in this issue we present an overview of the first 6 interviews, beginning with two formidable educators, Daithí Ó Murchú and Robbie O’Connell, the forward-thinking teachers, who share their valuable perspectives on integrating EdTech into the classroom. We also uncover the expansive reach of EU Code Week, a vibrant initiative that champions coding and digital literacy across Europe.
Next we join Matteo Penzo, the founder and CEO of ZickLearn, a startup revolutionising corporate upskilling through micro-learning and spaced learning methodologies. Matteo shares insights into his journey, the inspiration behind ZickLearn, and the unique features that set it apart in the corporate eLearning market.
Following this, we dive into the world of academia with Dr. Keith Quille, a senior lecturer of computing at the Technological University of Dublin. Dr. Quille talks about his early computer influences, his experiences in computer science, the development of predictive AI models for student success, and the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies like chatGPT in education.
Our final segment features Nicole Bonamici, CEO of Edralon, a game development startup working on their first educational video game "Oneiros." From business student in Italy to entrepreneur in Ireland, Nicole shares insights into the unique intersection of education and gaming.