School leaders inspired by capita conference

More than 400 educators attended Inspire 2015, a conference showcasing some of the world’s leading educational technology. Supported by Google for Education and HP, the event was the first Capita and C2k Inspire Conference for School Leaders.

The conference was opened by the Minister for Education, John O’Dowd MLA. Speakers included Tim Rylands an internationally recognised teacher famous for his work with Web 2.0 and Professor Stephen Heppell, the renowned new media and educational technology expert, who spoke to delegates via a live stream from Australia.

Delegates also celebrated the achievements of schools in the Capita Managed IT Solutions and C2k Education Network ICT Excellence Awards. The new awards, running for the first time in 2015, celebrate the innovative and collaborative use of technology in schools across Northern Ireland and its positive impact on students and their wider communities.

Speaking about the event, Capita’s Managing Director of Managed IT Solutions, Ed Brown said: “It was great to welcome so many leading education technologists to Belfast. Northern Ireland has led the way with building cutting edge technology into its schools. This conference demonstrated the passion that our school leaders have for using technology to enhance the teaching experience.”

 

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