ICS Grid launched for digital content and learning management

23 Sep 2010

ICS Skills, formerly ECDL Ireland, has launched ICS Grid for Learning, a digital content and learning management service providing a hosted Learning Management System (LMS) to enable teacher collaboration.

Starting with Project Maths, the resources will be mapped to the Irish curriculum and examination syllabi.

Every resource is age appropriate and copyright cleared for education, so that both teachers and students can use, edit and repurpose digital content as they wish.

ICS Skills, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, Global Grid for Learning and selected Irish teachers from both primary and secondary level, have worked on this project for the last two years.

“We’re excited about the partnership with ICS Skills,” said Edward Beechinor-Collins, Business Development director of Global Grid for Learning, a Cambridge University Press company.

“Our mission is to enhance education worldwide by providing teachers and students with access to an ever-growing repository of high quality, educationally relevant, and copyright-cleared digital content and tools.

“Working with local partners such as ICS Skills is an important way of achieving this mission,” said Beechinor-Collins.

The library of learning resources, coupled with content shared by teachers who use the ICS Grid, delivers high quality digital content to education, helping teachers provide engaging learning experiences for students.

Online tools are also provided to allow teachers to deliver and manage a digital curriculum.

The official ICS Grid launch will take place at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival on Saturday, 16 October at 1pm.

Siliconrepublic is focusing on technology in schools with our Digital Schools Week, running from 19-26 September.