ABEDiLi Digital Literacy Event


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Since late 2020, NALA  has been working on the Adult Basic Education Digital Literacy Project (ABEDiLi). The project supports Adult Basic Skills educators with extending the use of digital tools in their work.  

We are now delighted to invite you to our ABEDiLi Digital Literacy Event, where we will be showcasing our project resources and discussing how you can include digital resources in your literacy practices. So, save the date and register your place using the link below. 


Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Venue: Ashling Hotel, Stoneybatter, Dublin 8.

Cost: There is no fee for attending this conference. Please register below.

Programme: Please view the full programme for the event.

Please note: All the resources and slides that are presented on the day will be uploaded to the ABEDiLi Digital Literacy Padlet.


Morning Talks

10.00am – Welcome, opening remarks and introduction to ABEDiLi

Elaine Cohalan, Innovation Manager, NALA


10.10am – One Step at a Time… Building a scaffold for Digital Literacy

Aoife Fitzsimons, Technology Enhanced Learning Co Ordinator, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board.


10.30am – Using Microsoft Teams at the centre of your teaching practice

Mark McGuigan, ESOL & IT tutor, Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB).


11.15am – Introduction to the ABEDiLi Train the Trainer Digital Literacy resource for Adult Literacy Educators

Elaine Cohalan, Innovation Manager, NALA


Digital Literacy Workshops

– Workshop 1: 11.30 – 12.00 and workshop 2: 12.00 – 12.30

– Participants must attend 2 different workshops. Each workshop will be run twice (One workshop at 11.30am and one workshop at 12.00pm)

Note: Participants must bring a device (mobile phone, laptop or iPad) for the workshops


Workshop 1: Four ways to use Padlet for inspiration and creation in your classroom

Facilitator: Aoife Fitzsimons, Technology Enhanced Learning Co Ordinator, GRETB


Workshop 2: Canva for beginners – the basics of using Canva to create images and presentations for teaching

Facilitator: Mark McGuigan, ESOL & IT tutor, Tipperary ETB


Workshop 3: Virtual Reality Experience – Try out using VR in Adult Literacy Education

Facilitator: Ailis Mardon-Egan and Neil McCarthy, e-Learning, NALA


For more information about the workshops, please see the Workshops Flyer.


To attend the Digital Literacy Event please register below.

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Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Ashling Hotel, 10-13 Parkgate St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 8

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General Terms
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Booking and Cancellation Policy
You can choose to pay with a bank card when you book online, post a cheque for payment to NALA or wait for an invoice from NALA.
If we do not receive payment online or by cheque, we will invoice you before the course.
We will confirm the place(s) when we receive your payment.
If we need to cancel a course, we will do our best to give you at least three working days' notice. We will give you the option to attend a later course, receive a credit note for another course or a full refund.
If you need to cancel a place, please note the following.
If you cancel the place 10 working days or more in advance, we will refund the full course fee.
If you cancel the place 4-9 working days in advance, we will refund 50% of the course fee.
If you cancel the place within 4 working days, or do not attend, we reserve the right to keep the full course fee, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

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