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Our Erasmus+ funded SHOUT4HE project aims to develop a recognition framework for effective use of technology in Higher Education (HE) teaching, design an e-platform for sharing open education practices and resources and create a set of e-resources for sharing of teaching practices. There are five university partners (Bordeaux, Cardiff, Hasselt, Limerick, Nice), in four countries (Belgium, France, Ireland, the UK), all of whom are involved in HE teacher education. Each partner is working with several local HE teachers covering a wide variety of disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical experience with the goal of recognizing, developing and sharing innovative practice with technologies. Leading one of its working packages, CTL coordinated the partners meeting in November 2019 and the ‘Sharing Open Educational Practices in Digital Learning’ national multiplier event in collaboration with National Forum and the IUA, with participation by over 50 attendees nationally.

For more information, contact angelica.risquez@ul.ie

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The Irish Universities Association (IUA) Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning (EDTL) project aims to enhance the digital attributes and educational experiences of Irish university students through enabling the mainstreamed and integrated use of digital technologies across the teaching and learning process. It is a three-year project involving 7 Irish Universities which commenced in January 2019, funded through the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA) Innovation and Transformation Programme.

>> Find out about EDTL activities for staff @ UL

>> Find out about EDTL activities for students @ UL

 

The core objectives of the EDTL project seek to enhance:

  • the digital attributes of all Irish university graduates,
  • the educational experiences of all Irish university students through the mainstreamed and integrated use of digital technologies, including social media where appropriate, as part of the teaching and learning process, and
  • the digital skills of those who teach in Irish universities.

For further information, contact UL project lead David Moloney david.f.moloney@ul.ie

Previous projects

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.

To find out more visit www.digilanguages.ie

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.

Dr Angelica Risquez has served as country expert for a research project led by the European Commission Centre for European Policy Studies which has published a digital learning readiness index for each member state of the EU (read the report here). The project involved an extensive research exercise of the strategies, implementation and evaluation of digital education across all Irish education sectors.