ICT (Information and Communications Technology)
ICT and Digital learning is integrated into the teaching and learning processes of each subject area in Marian College. Appropriate and skilful use of ICT is applied in the delivery of all our curricula. We wish for all of our students to develop high levels of digital literacy and ICT competency.
All new students in the school undertake a 10-week module in Digital Media Literacy. This includes basic word processing, typing and internet use. Research and presentation skills are introduced at this level. Students are given safety guidelines around the safe use of the internet and social media platforms.
From September 2018 we will partner with Google to provide the CSFIRST module to all of our 1styears, which will provide an introduction to coding/programming.
As the new junior Cycle comes in to full effect Digital Media Literacy will continue to be a feature in the 2ndand 3rdYear Modules.
All 4thYears study a year-long course in ICT. At this stage our students undertake the European Computer Driver’s Licence (ECDL) course which facilitates the development of the essential skills associated with the main Microsoft packages. The main units covered here are:
- IT Concepts
- File Management
- Information and Communications
Throughout 5th– 6thyear many students are involved with projects with industry leaders such as Twitter & Google which focus on areas such as programming, website design, data analysis, artificial intelligence. The school’s location close to Dublin’s IT hub allows us to bring students on workplace visits to explore and develop an in-depth understanding of the IT industry.
Senior students are selected to work on a 12 week programme with the IDA where they learn to code HTML & Apps. Trips to ICT events such as Dublin’s Web Summit take place throughout the year.