Catch An Early Train To All Aboard 2017 And Enjoy It Sligo’s Open Day (Sunday 2 April)


 IT Sligo’s  programme of events for All Aboard 2017 begins with an Early Bird Open Day for the public on Sunday, April 2nd between 1 and 4pm in the Institute’s main building. There will  be free workshops, talks and demonstrations on a range of topics, including Internet Safety for the family; using social networks; an introduction to CoderDojo and useful digital resources for teachers.

An “Internet Skills” workshop  will suit those of us who are uncertain about using the Internet.  This workshop will show you how to access the internet,  how to browse and search, how to make online purchases, get socially involved with others and how to” keep safe online.

Another workshop- “Further Your Education Free Online”  explores a whole raft of free education resources that any of us can find and use online- for free! You can learn almost anything for free online.   It’s not just Youtube videos that show you how to do stuff.  There are thousands of full free online courses, many from well known universities, that can support you in your learning.  You can use these courses just to better yourself or to get a job.  Many of these will give you a certificate for nothing or for a small fee.  Drop in to IT Sligo’s  Open Day  and  they will show you  where to look for these courses and what skills you need to succeed.

“The entire education sector – universities, institutes of technology, private colleges, further education and training colleges, adult literacy centres and every secondary and primary school in the country are a key target audience of the initiative,” explains Gavin Clinch, who’s a Programme Manager in IT Sligo’s Centre of Online Learning.

”It offers a really interesting itinerary for communities and parents who can get involved in e.g., our internet safety awareness drive – and local business leaders are also being encouraged to get their companies and colleagues on board.”

All Aboard 2017 is based on The National Forum’s report “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Roadmap for Enhancement in a Digital World 2015:2017” which made a key recommendation for co-ordinated, multi-level approach to foster digital literacy, skills and confidence among students at all levels of education.

To see the full listing of IT Sligo events during All Aboard 2017, visit