VEC to host Apps event

DUNDALK is set to host an international education conference which aims to promote the use of Apps in European and Asian classrooms.

DUNDALK is set to host an international education conference which aims to promote the use of Apps in European and Asian classrooms.

Apps are application software designed for specific purposes. Apps for mobile devices such as mobile phones and iPads can be downloaded and bought from places such as the AppStore (iOS) or Amazon AppStore.

The Asia Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) conference is due to take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk from November 7-11.

The AEC-NET is a project of the Asia Europe Foundation based in Singapore, and the conference is being hosted by Co Louth VEC in collaboration with the Department of Education.

Co Louth VEC has this week announced the line up of speakers it has secured to address the Dundalk conference. The conference alternates between a European and Asian country each year with previous conferences being held in Denmark, Malaysia, Greece and China.

Last year’s conference was held in Gurgaon in India. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Apps in Asian and European Classrooms: Unleashing Educational Creativity’ and among those scheduled to address the conference include Dr Airan Berg, artistic Director for the Performing Arts based in Linz, Austria and Professor Karine Oganisjana from the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art at the University of Latvia.

The VEC intends to showcase Co Louth during the conference, which will be officially opened by Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn.