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The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium

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On Tuesday 1st November 2016 a Digital Learning Research Symposium will take place at the Helix on the Glasnevin Campus of Dublin City University. This Symposium aims to connect Irish educators across all sectors and levels in order to better understand some of the big issues facing us in the digital era. A key objective is to help increase capacity in digital learning research by building stronger bridges across and between different generations of educational researchers, which includes current and prospective postgraduate students, doctoral candidates, new and emerging researchers and experienced practitioners and academics working in the area.

In addition to providing a valuable opportunity for attendees to actively network around research ideas and themes relating to digital learning, the Symposium will also feature several high profile keynote speakers who will help paint the bigger picture of research across several contexts and different generations. It will also provide a forum for presentations by first-time participants, those researching new and emerging issues, adopting novel methodological approaches, those close to completing their doctoral study, or from teams working on major research projects. Another feature of the Symposium will be an opportunity for prospective doctoral and postgraduate students to find out more information about study options.

The call for papers is now open with several submission options. Abstracts can be submitted for concise papers (300 words), rapid fire presentations (150 word abstract) or poster outlines (100 words). Abstract submissions will be accepted until September 16th.

Those interested in attending this unique free event should register as soon as possible as places are strictly limited. Early bird registration closes October 3rd after which a fee may be charged to late registrants in order to cover additional catering and printing expenses. A book of proceedings will be available including a number of valuable resources related to conducting future research in the area.

To learn more about this event, register to attend or submit an abstract, please visit the Symposium website at

This symposium is supported by the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) and the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA).