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Learning Waves secures Skillnet funding for 2018

Learning Waves secures Skillnet funding for 2018

Learning Waves Skillnet is delighted to announce that they have secured funding for the design and delivery of training programmes for the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland.  The funding announced today from Skillnets sees a 10%  in...more

Video in the Struggle against Social Share

Video in the Struggle against Social Share

In a recent podcast produced by one of our trainers, Joanne Sweeney Burke of the Digital Training Institute, explores the concept of why Youtube is crushing Facebook when it comes to video. Joanne states how very diverse each platform is in comparison. &l...more

Radio Days Ireland 2018 Save the Date

Radio Days Ireland 2018 Save the Date

Learning Waves Skillnet & IBI are delighted to announce the dates for Radio Days Ireland 2018 | 22nd and 23rd February 2018.  The event will take place in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin and will once again be supported by the Broadcasting Authority o...more

In an Era of Fake News Commercial Radio goes from Strength to Strength

In an Era of Fake News Commercial Radio goes from Strength to Strength

The term ‘fake news’ has over-saturated our news feeds in the last year and has said to have had a somewhat detrimental effect on trustworthiness in the news and for media outlets. According to the Guardian “Fake news has acquired a cert...more

20th Digital Journalism Conference takes place in the UK

20th Digital Journalism Conference takes place in the UK

According to, Gartner, a technology research company in America, there will be roughly 8.4 billion devices connected in the world in 2017, rising 31% since 2016. It is also estimated that by 2020 it will reach an all-time high of 20.4 billion. This is evi...more

Storytelling and Original Journalism Workshop

Storytelling and Original Journalism Workshop

Learning Waves Skillnet are delighted to welcome back Andrew Wilson and Jane Kinghorn from the BBC Academy to present our final course for 2018 - Storytelling and Original Journalism.  Andrew and Jane are no strangers to radio sector in Ireland as th...more

Opportunity for TY Students through BAI Media Literacy Fund and Learning Waves Skillnet

Opportunity for TY Students through BAI Media Literacy Fund and Learning Waves Skillnet

A week long placement in Radio Kerry is being offered to 14 lucky transition year students, in conjunction with the Radio Kerry, Learning Waves Skillnet and the BAI through the Media Literacy Fund. During the week, the Transition Year students will have t...more

How Can Radio Stations Engage With Millennials and the iGeneration?

How Can Radio Stations Engage With Millennials and the iGeneration?

Millenials or Gen X are those who reach adulthood by the year 2000.  iGeneration or Generation Z are those born from the mid 1990s to the early noughties.  They have grown up in the Digital Age but research has proven that both these demographic...more

General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

With the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation becoming law in May 2018, radio stations need to familarise themselves with new rules and learn how to set up data collection and storage protocols. This course is designed to equip radio stations with ...more

Design/Create/Monitor Digital Content for Radio Course

Design/Create/Monitor Digital Content for Radio Course

Learning Waves Skillnet is offering Job Seekers and Graduates a FREE Digital for Radio training programme.  This course will give you the opportunity to work on a project for a radio station while at the same time learning from experts such as Lorcan...more