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UL Cybercamp Online

The UL Cybercamp was designed to introduce second level students to some ICT basics. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we've moved our camp online to create the ULCCO. Here students will be shown key elements of a modern ICT course and will learn skills useful in any future career in ICT such as:

Web design - build and format simple webpages

Java programming - develop a simple one-person game

Processing - work with images and sounds

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About

The camp is designed to give second level students, between the ages of 13 and 17, a quick introduction to basic ICT subjects. Each camp has three streams that students can access: the Web Design stream, the Greenfoot stream, and the Processing stream.

Students can access one or more of the streams as they wish. Each camp runs over two weeks with online content available to teach the basics, forums to ask questions and get answers, and a live session in the second week to cement understanding and give some additional content. The students will be asked to work on a small project to further embed their knowledge and understanding.

On the last day of the camp, we will run a Showcase day, where the students can show each other their finished projects and staff from the two main ICT departments in UL will come take a look at what the students have accomplished and offer feedback and guidance. They will also offer information on ICT courses available in UL that the students may wish to undertake.

STREAM 1: INTRODUCTION TO WEB DESIGN

This short course will introduce you to the basics of web design and how to build simple webpages and websites. The course covers HTML and CSS, the building blocks of web design.

Over a series of short videos and online learning material, you will learn how to create a simple HTML web page and in the following live online session you will learn to format this and other pages to make them more visually appealing.

A fun and easy introduction to a vital ICT skill, suitable for beginners or those who wish to brush up on their web design skills.

STREAM 2: INTRO TO JAVA WITH GREENFOOT

Ever wonder how you might build a computer game? In this introductory course, you will learn to develop and build a simple game in the Java programming language using a free tool called Greenfoot.

The course follows the basics of programming from variables, conditional statements, loops, and functions and step-by-step helps you to build a simple one-person game.

A mix of short videos and other learning material, supported by a live online session, take the first steps to building your own fun and interesting games. Suitable for beginners.

STREAM 3: INTRODUCTION TO PROCESSING

Are you interested in the visual and auditory arts? Processing is an easy-to-use development environment built for the purpose of teaching computer programming in a visual context.

The course guides you through the basics of interaction design and programming as you build an interactive display.

Suitable for beginners, this series of short videos and other learning material, supported by a live online session, will give you an interesting and fun introduction to the world of visual design and electronic arts.

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Dates, Pricing, & Bookings

The camp is completely free to attend thanks to funding from the Higher Education Authority's Summer Camp funding. The only costs are the time taken to go through the content and attend the Live Sessions. We have three camps running over the summer, with spaces limited to 40 on each to maximise the attention each student can be given. The dates are:

  • Camp 1: 21st June to 02nd July
  • Camp 2: 28th June to 09th July
  • Camp 3: 05th July to 16th July

Unfortunately, due to high demand, all camps are sold out. We apologise for any disappointment this causes.

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Contact Us

We are happy to talk you through any queries you may have about ULCCO.