Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Accelerating towards a digital and Inclusive Campus

University of Limerick will be represented at this year’s Innovating Higher Education (I-HE2023) conference by Brian Shee, instructional designer on the UL MicroCreds project. 

This year's conference theme 'Accelerating towards a digital and Inclusive Campus' will be held in Istanbul and will focus on the need for higher education institutions to adopt a more digitally focused approach in promoting inclusive learning environments. The conference will examine the role of micro-credentials, generative AI, equity as well as a range of other themes accelerating digital transformation.

Brian’s presentation titled Levelling the Playing Field: Improving Access and Inclusion via Micro-Credentials will focus on improving accessibility and inclusion in education:

Micro-credentials have been identified as a means of addressing inequality issues in higher education. Our presentation, drawing on examples from collaborative initiatives such as Ireland’s National MicroCreds project and the European-wide Project Eagle, will explore how micro-credentials can improve accessibility and inclusivity in higher education by providing flexible, affordable, and high-quality learning opportunities that are accessible to learners from diverse backgrounds and across sectors from multinational to SMEs.

More details on the conference, and the full programme of events and presentations, can be found here: https://conference.eadtu.eu/