IT Learning Centre

Welcome to the IT Learning Centre! The IT Learning Centre (ITLC) is a tutor-supported study environment available to all Computing students in DkIT.

Whether you're looking to understand the basics, or are interested in more advanced Computing topics, our tutors are here to help. You can set up a class in the ITLC simply by contacting the ITLC team. Groups of students are learning programming in Java and Visual Basic, working on Maths topics, studying Networking and developing websites in HTML and ASP.NET. All types of tutorials are catered for, in any computing topics.

The ITLC is a HEA-funded retention initiative in the Department of Computing Science & Mathematics and the Department of Visual & Human-Centred Computing in DkIT.


 

Tutorials

The IT Learning Centre is available to all computing students studying here at DkIT. A variety of tutorial types and topics are available at any time. Here's just a selection of those we provide.

Types of Tutorials:

  • One to one tutorials
  • Small group tutorials
  • Assignment support
  • Drop in support
  • Repeat classes
  • AP students
  • "Exam Slam" Revision
  • Holiday tutorials

Current Topics:

  • Java
  • Visual Basic
  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript
  • ASP.NET
  • Networking
  • Databases

 

CoderDojo

A short description of CoderDojo Dundalk, running on scheduled Saturdays from 12pm-3pm in the P.J. Carroll building. Contact: dundalk@coderdojo.com for more information, or check out www.coderdojodundalk.com/.

CoderDojo is a home-grown initiative started to promote computing at primary and secondary levels.

A CoderDojo is a computing club that meets regularly and teaches young people computing skills, as well as informing them about what computing means in the real world. Students aged from 8 to 18 meet up and, under the supervision of and with guidance from a group of mentors, learn about a variety of computing topics, including HTML, CSS, Scratch and Python. These mentors are all professions in the area of computing and are giving up their time on a voluntary basis, which helps contribute to keeping CoderDojo completely free to attend!

With the help of DkIT, CoderDojo Drogheda started late last year and has attracted a great deal of interest not only from young people in Drogheda but also from all over the North Leinster and South Ulster region, with people travelling from Dundalk, Newry, Monaghan and Cavan to attend. CoderDojo Drogheda continuously attracts 70+ new and returning members to each meeting, with demand for tickets extremely high. Now, DkIT are starting CoderDojo Dundalk to promote computing within Dundalk and the surrounding area, to spread the love of computing even further around the region. Camp attendees will learn about web development, programming and a vast array of other areas, as well as potentially meeting up with other Dojos from around the North-East and even from around the country to share what they've learned

CoderDojo Dundalk will run in DkIT's P.J. Carroll building on scheduled Saturdays* from 1pm-4pm, and attendance is completely free! Parking is available directly in front of the P.J. Carroll building and is free on Saturdays, so you do not have to purchase a parking ticket from the machine. Bring along a packed lunch, and if you have a laptop you can bring with you, bring that along too. Anyone aged 8 and up may attend, though those aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are interested in getting further information or putting your name down for a spot, email: dundalk@coderdojo.com.

CoderDojo Dundalk will not run every Saturday. Dates will be posted as they are confirmed.


 

Have a question? Contact:

Philip Scanlon
Retention and Recruitment Officer
PJ Carroll Building
P1207
T: +353-0429370200 ext. 2086
E: itlc@dkit.ie