Archives for the month of: May, 2017

It is time to celebrate the launch of the new Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (TCGEL).

TCGEL is being established to deliver the Trinity College Dublin University’s strategic objectives to advance gender equality. Recognising the work done by  WiSER (Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research, TCD) to recruit, retain, return and advance women in academic science, engineering and technology, the new Centre will expand this remit to all disciplines and support areas across the university.

TCGEL will be led by Professor Eileen Drew as Director.

The new Centre will work to deliver sustainable structural and cultural change, and to advance good practice and equality throughout the university, building on the success of the Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award.

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The digital curious: a bridge between analogue and digital natives? If you were born between 1952 and 1961, you might belong to a new typology: the digital curious

From the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) platform: “If you are uncomfortable calling yourself an “analogue native” and feel as skilled as a digital native, it might be because you are part of a new typology – the digital curious – which has emerged from a recent study published in the latest issue of The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA)

The study examines the 55-65 age group’s attitudes towards information technology, particularly when IT places them in contact – directly or indirectly – with younger or older people. We are familiar with the typologies known as digital natives (those born after 1980), digital immigrants (those born in the 1960s-70s) and analogue natives (those born before the 1960s). But an analysis of nationwide statistics collected in Italy has revealed an additional group which appears to differ from the others and to fall exactly between analogue natives and digital immigrants. (More on the EPALE platform: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/node/35100)”