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The Shannon Consortium (SC) partners (University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology) launched in 2016 a sector-wide initiative to stimulate staff and students to ‘Take One Step’ in engaging with digital literacy. The campaign built on the National Framework for Digital Skills (All Aboard) thereby embedding its skills framework and resources systematically across the SC, and contributing back to it through OER development and curation in the project portal.

Five “TEL Days” were run in the SC campuses over a 6 week period (February 11th – March 15th). A series of innovation funds were also launched in each institution in order to encourage staff and students to engage in immediate impact ‘lighthouse’ innovations. The following video gives an overview of what we accomplished.

A look at our roadshows

The project enabled us to establish a strong and sustainable brand – locally and nationally- through the National Forum, with over 105,000 impressions on the Twitter account @t1step, and over 600 tweets. Learnings from the application of the All Aboard Framework for Digital Skills have been fed back to that project and will help to inform its future direction. The project was presented twice in the Irish Learning Technology Association conference, EdTech2016 (May 26th-27th) and to the international panel of the National Forum (June 9th).

The project curated a large number of resources which can be visited here.

We are currently building on this project in the organisation of AllAboard2017

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@americasstudies @UCDTL @ForumTL @CELTnuigalway @helenbeetham @Jisc Thanks for invitation, will definitely check out!