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How To Get Your Head Around Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Posted by Teresa Murray on 01 April 2021
A lot of us have some idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI) - or at least think we do - if only from the movies. At its most sophisticated, we might think of the replicants in Blade Runner (with a bit of bioengineering thrown in), while considering Ex Machina or Chappie as more likely to become Science Fact within our lifetimes. However, often robots, even humanoid ones, don’t have Artificial Intelligence, they cannot read their surroundings and respond to them, but only perform a single pre-programmed task. These machines help us *do* things more quickly or carry out repetitive physical processes; AI helps us *think* more quickly, sorting through vast amounts of information.
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How To Get Your Head Around Blockchain

Posted by Teresa Murray on 15 March 2021
A quick search at time of writing this blog post displayed 240 Blockchain roles currently recruiting in Ireland through LinkedIn alone. Even if you are not currently job-searching, you will have come across the word in news reports and articles about everything from Brexit to cybersecurity to cryptocurrency. This is your speedy guide to understanding what people are talking about when they mention ‘Blockchain’.
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New Year’s Resolutions To Carry You Past COVID-19

Posted by Teresa Murray on 02 January 2021
2020 has been a unique year. No one has been untouched by COVID-19, whether that is directly through illness or bereavement, through job loss or adapting to working from home, or simply through restrictions on socialising with family and friends.
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Let’s get NCI running for the GOAL Mile

Posted by Teresa Murray on 27 November 2020
Attention NCI! Put down that sourdough bread mix, cancel that Zoom quiz, break up with Joe Wicks, admit that you really are too old to be on TikTok…
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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway!

Posted by Teresa Murray on 05 November 2020
Katie Grassick is in her final year of an honour's degree in Human Resource Management at NCI. Recently, she qualified as a finalist in the Miss Dublin competition, which could lead to Miss Ireland, which could lead to Miss World! “To tell the truth,” says Katie, “I’m enjoying each step in the competition as I take it, and already feel like I’ve gained so much from it that, while I’d love to progress, it’s as much about the whole experience as it is about winning.”
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First Week Back: How Are You Feeling?

Posted by Teresa Murray on 05 October 2020
National College of Ireland is known for its small classes and friendly atmosphere. The College takes a ‘whole person’ approach to education, and your wellbeing is as important as your academic success, in helping you achieve the career path you’re aiming for.
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Insight into the Online Learning Experience at NCI

Posted by Teresa Murray on 17 August 2020
Many of our prospective students are curious about what online learning might look and feel like as they commence their college careers during a time of global pandemic, which limits the amount of on-campus time they can enjoy.
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When Playtime is Education: Tips for Quality Time with Your Preschoolers

Posted by Teresa Murray on 30 June 2020
On a normal working week, home visitors from Early Learning Initiative’s ParentChild+ programme bring the gift of playtime into homes across Dublin’s inner city by providing disadvantaged families with the educational materials they need to encourage their child’s early learning and development. Research tells us that a child born into poverty is more likely to start school without the basic knowledge and skills they need to keep up with their peers. One factor of future academic success is a positive and nurturing home-learning environment. By providing families with educational support early in the child’s life we can help to give that child the best possible start.
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Living in the Time of COVID-19: A Message from NCI President Gina Quin

Posted by Teresa Murray on 16 April 2020
We are living in extraordinary times. Just over four weeks ago, all educational institutes were asked to close their doors to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19, and all our staff and students went home. The instruction came suddenly, we closed the same day as the Government announcement. But thanks to good continuity planning delivered through the hard work, cooperation and adaptability of staff and students, National College of Ireland was able to quickly move all its programmes to online delivery. At the same time, we were able to continue to provide access to library services, student services, academic support, disability support and our careers service, for all our learners.
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5 Useful Tips for Studying at Home While Social Distancing

Posted by Teresa Murray on 09 April 2020
As students are facing very particular challenges while studying at home, we're sharing our Top Three evergreen tips and two tips specific to studying while social distancing:
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