Written Answers. - Educational Projects.

Wednesday, 2 July 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 570 No. 3

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  186.  Mr. G. Mitchell  Information on Gay Mitchell  Zoom on Gay Mitchell   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the funding available from his Department to support a project (details supplied); if the necessary funding will continue for this project throughout 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19098/03]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  In 1998, the Dublin inner city schools computerisation project (DISC) was established to build an information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in Dublin inner-city schools and to train the teachers in how to use the technology in the classroom. In partnership with Hewlett Packard, the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) and Dublin Inner City Partnership, DISC has to date upgraded the ICT facilities in 40 inner-city schools and provided ICT training for some 700 teachers. Total funding provided by my Department for the project to date amounts to approximately €200,000. This funding was provided through the NCTE.

The NCTE, on behalf of my Department, continues to support the project by providing both training and advice to the schools and teachers involved in the project. The NCTE is currently [832]reviewing the project with a view to enhancing the use of ICT within the participating schools. Further funding for the project in 2004 will be considered by my Department in the light of this review.


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