The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) was established under the auspices of the Department of Education and Skills in 1998. The NCTE promotes and supports the integration of ICT in learning and teaching in first and second level schools. With effect from 1st June 2012, the role and functions of the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) come under the remit of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). This service is managed by Dublin West Education Centre (DWEC). The functions of the former NCTE will be run under the new name of PDST Technology in Education. Existing programmes and services are being maintained.
The main functions of PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE) fall into two categories:
- Providing a range of ICT-related support services to schools
- Policy development, strategic and administrative functions
The ofices are hosted by Dublin City University at its campus in Glasnevin.
Address: PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE), INVENT, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Telephone: 01 7008200
Fax: 01 7008210
Schools Broadband Service Desk freephone: 1800 334466
Schools Broadband Service Desk email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read here for more about the background of the NCTE and ICT Policy.