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Enhancing Digital Literacies for Language Teaching and Learning was a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning. The project aim is to develop a national framework of digital literacies for language learning and teaching in an Irish higher education context.The cross-institutional project team comprises language lecturers from across a range of geographically diverse locations, representing six HE institutions (University of Limerick, National University of Ireland, Galway, Dublin City University, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Limerick Institute of Technology). The languages emphasis for the project extends to French, Italian, German, Spanish, Irish and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

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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. This video gives an overview of what we accomplished.