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.
By way of following its investment in high speed connectivity, 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 and the content continues to be used in development opportunities for teachers.
A new initiative, the Schools Digital Champions programme, has been developed 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.