Ultimately, PDST / Oide decided not to implement the full proposed digital transformation. However, the engagement with JamJo proved to be a valuable experience with a Oide forms platform project that was launched soon after.
JamJo built a bespoke online form submission and management system for the PDST (now Oide) which it still maintains today which allows teachers all over Ireland apply for training. The system services teacher applications from the Dublin West Education Centre, Monaghan Education Centre and the Clare Education Support Centre.
The overall process gave PDST a better understanding of the potential benefits of digital transformation and provided a well-defined roadmap for potential future digital initiatives when circumstances are more favourable. Some of the recommendations, such as better use of data and partnerships, were adopted to improve existing processes without a full-scale transformation.
The collaboration between PDST and JamJo demonstrated that digital transformation is a complex process, influenced by factors such as culture, budget, and data security. While PDST did not immediately proceed with a full transformation, the exploration and insights provided by JamJo set a foundation for future initiatives.