IT Sligo prominent at HEAnet conference


Lecturing staff from IT Sligo took part in the 2010 HEAnet National Networking Conference which was held at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny last week.

The annual conference attracts IT Service Managers, Senior Technical personnel and key academics and researchers from HEAnet’s clientele of universities and other Irish third level and research institutions.

IT Sligo’s staff featured quite prominently at the conference, presenting two papers at this year’s event – more than any other Institute of Technology.

Lecturer Brian Coll and Open Learning Coordinator Brian Mulligan presented a paper on “Lecture Capture: A Disruptive Technology for Higher Education.”

They discussed whether “Lecture Capture” systems have the potential to generate huge volumes of reusable content at minimal cost at one of the conference sessions.

They also examined the potentially significant consequences for higher education arising from lecturers being able to record their lectures.

IT Sligo’s Michael Barrett’s paper, “ICT Tools for Resource & Capacity Planning in Higher Education”, was also presented to delegates at the Conference.

Tom Boland, Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority and Chairman of HEAnet opened conference.


Open Learning Coordinator Brian Mulligan and Lecturer Brian Coll at the HEAnet Conference in Kilkenny.