The Department continues to encourage the use of digital in education following the successful rollout of 100mbps broadband to every second level school in Ireland.
The Department, in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills (DES), developed and ran a series of successful "Switch On" workshops. The workshops inspired second level schools to do more with digital in the classroom. The workshop content continues to be used in development opportunities for teachers.
We have developed a new initiative, the Schools Digital Champion programme, in consultation with the DES and other key stakeholders. It aims to recognise students in second level schools who are leaders in the application of digital.