Poster Showcase

The VIT&L Scholarship Poster Showcase features over 70 posters submitted as the sector’s response to the VIT&L Scholarship Call. This showcase provides an opportunity to consider links between research and practice in teaching and learning and to explore the evidence that has been built to support higher education staff as both teachers and researchers.

Reflecting on an eportfolio in biomedical engineering
Dr Cormac Flynn (GMIT)

Emerging Issues IV: Changing Times, Changing Contexts
Margaret Keane, Íde O’Sullivan and Claire McAvinia (Project Team on behalf of the EDIN Network)

Fostering Transformational Learning in Higher Education: The Importance of Identifying Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge
Dr Trevor Clohessy and Dr Marie English (GMIT)

Teaching Threshold Concepts Using Threshold Graphics
Denise Mac Giolla Rí (AIT and Lancaster Uni)

Assessing Entrepreneurial Learning: A National Review
Breda Kenny and Helen McGuirk (MTU, On behalf of CEEN partners)

Reimagining Assessment: An Irish Community of Practice
Dr. Fiona O’Riordan (DCU) and Dr. Mary Fitzpatrick (UL)

Voicing Together a Graduate Attribute Framework
Catherine Staunton, Michelle Cowley-Cunningham and Jonathan Hodgers (DKIT)

Engaging learning and addressing over-assessment in the Science laboratory: solving a pervasive problem
Ronan Bree, Karen Dunne, Bernadette Brereton, Gerry Gallagher and John Dallat (DKIT)

Preparing students for science practical sessions: engaging with digital resources to enrich the learning experience
Ronan Bree (DKIT)

The TEAM project: Investigating and enhancing assessment in science and health practical sessions with digital technologies
Team Project Partners

Fostering a Creative Social Care Community using CPD
Louisa Goss and Denise Mac Giolla Rí (TUS and DKIT)

Third year Culinary and Gastronomic Science student experiences of eportfolio development as a vehicle of reflective practice: A case study
Dr Clare Gilsenan, Dr Marie English and Dr Carina Ginty (GMIT)


Towards a developed model of management of OER? The Case of the Irish Higher Education Sector
Dr Angelica Risquez (UL), Dr Claire McAvinia (TU Dublin), Yvonne Desmond (TU Dublin), Catherine Bruen (RCSI), Dr Deirdre Ryan (MIC), Dr Ann Coughlan (Independent)

Designing, implementing and investigating the impact of DIGITAL OPEN BADGES on a Civil Engineering Degree at GMIT
Dr Wayne Gibbons (GMIT)

Building Regulation Applied Visual Interactive Resources
Irene Hayden (GMIT)

Supporting Quality Assurance of Online and Blended Learning
HECA Academic Quality Enhancement Forum

Higher Education For All – Full-Time Online CAO Courses
Louise Kearins, Prof Jacqueline McCormack, Dr Ellen McCabe, and Ciara McBride (IT Sligo)

A community of practice approach to building capacity for teaching on blended programmes
Dr. Geraldine Exton and Dr. Laura Ambrose (MIC)

Virtual Orientation: Enhancing The First Year Experience
Denis Murphy, Jesse Waters, Sarah Gibbons and Claire Halpin (UL)

COVID-19 ‘Targets’ the National Access Plan
Michèle Kehoe and Linda Cardiff (NCI and TCD)

IMLSN Shared Mathematics Resources Project
Dr Kirsten Pfeiffer and Dr Julie Crowley (IMLSN)

Application of UDL principles in an online tooth morphology module during the Covid-19 pandemic
Mutahira Lone, Mawadda A. A. Mohamed and André Toulouse (UCC)


Badge of honour? An exploration of the use of digital badges to support a partnership approach to faculty development
Angelica Risquez (UL), Dara Cassidy (RCSI) and Gearoid O’Suilleabhain (MTU)


Developing Data Analytics Processes to Inform and Enhance Learning
Dr Cormac Quigley, Dr Etain Kiely and Garrett Jordan (GMIT)

Covid and Padlet the catalysts to re-evaluate reflective practice in culinary education at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Anne O’Leary and Ulrich Hoeche (GMIT)

SKIP Model – Social Care Knowledge Informing Practice
Dr Denise Lyons and Noelle Reilly (ITC)

UNIQUE_Creative Process
Cróna O’Donoghue and Dr. Tena Patten (LyIT)

The ‘Be ACTIVE’ Framework for Active Learning
Thomas Broderick, Eileen O’Leary, Jim O’Mahony and Linda O’Sullivan (MTU)

ePortfolios as Tools for Work Placement and Graduate Employability
Darragh Coakley (MTU)

Compliance is key
Niall Fahy (MTU)

The Redevelopment of the Maynooth University Computer Science Centre
Mark Noone, Amy Thompson and Aidan Mooney (MU)

Rapid implementation of a hybrid converged-teaching model with a large class size; impact on student performance & satisfaction ratings
Marie McIlroy, Emily Mannion, Joanna Zawadzka, Conor Murney and Maria P. Morgan (RCSI)

Reviving The Anatomic Past: Breathing New Life into Historic Anatomical Teaching Tools
Dearbhla Cullinane & Dr. Denis Barry (TCD)

Can a virtual educational learning cultivate empathy in undergraduate teaching?
Sviatlana Anishchuk (TCD), Angela Kubacki (University of London), Yvonne Howell (TCD), Maria T. van Harten (TCD), Carilynne Yarascavitch (University of Toronto) and Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig (TCD)

SUREbyts: Introducing Research to First-Year Students
Sure-Network Partners

Sustainability Literacy through Authentic Assessment
Dr. Lucia Walsh, Dr. Olivia Freeman, Alacoque McAlpine, Dr. Ciara Nolan, Dr. Deirdre Duffy and Dr. Cormac McMahon (TCD)

Student partnered design of Immersive Virtual Reality Simulations
F. Jerry Reen*, Owen Jump, Brian P. McSharry, John Morgan, David Murphy, Niall O’Leary, Billy O’Mahony, Martina Scallan, Grace McEvoy, Christine Walsh and Briony Supple (UCC)

Authentic teaching on interpreting animal emotions
Sandra Nicholson (UCD)

Student partnership in wellbeing research and scholarship
Dr Ciara Duignan, Prof Alan Smeaton, Gráinne Bannigan and Dr Denise McGrath (UCD/DCU)

Facilitating students’ academic judgement
Conor McKevitt (DkIT & QU)

Engaging & Assessing Students Online using the ABC Learning Design Framework
Lucia Cloonan (GMIT)

Operation Brent: Navigating a Collaborative Online international Learning Project
Cathy O’Kelly and Mairead McCann (IT Sligo), Janette O’Neill-Scott (Georgian College)

Dr. Maja Haals Brosnan and Sinead McCauley Lambe (MIE), Dr. Meera Oke and Anna Barr (NCI), Dr. Shelli Ann Garland and Prof. Noirin Hayes (TCD), Dr. Carol Ann O’Siorain (Hibernia)

Facilitating Cross-Institutional Professional Conversations About Teaching Through Peer Observation of Teaching (PoT)
Dr Muireann O’Keeffe (TU Dublin), Dr Martina Crehan (RCSI) and Dr Morag Munro (MU) A National Network
Lorraine Tansey (NUIG)

Start-Up Sprint: Small Group Learning Experience in a Large Group Setting
Dr Rachel Hilliard (NUIG)

Pilot Transition to Assessment AS/FOR Learning with a Large Class Size coupled with Rapid, Personalised Feedback.
Marie McIlroy, Derek Monaghan, Conor Murney and Maria Morgan (RCSI)

Creative use of Technologies in Home Economics Education
Ciara Sloan, Anna Callaghan, Dr. Maria Campbell, Helen Maguire (IT Sligo)

Integrating design thinking into instructional design
Caitríona Ní Shé (TCD), Orna Farrell , James Brunton and Eamon Costello (DCU)

Fostering Academic Integrity at UCC
Dr Loretta Goff, Dr Catherine O’Mahony and Kathy Bradley (UCC)

The Kit – An Orientation Tool
Seugnet Kritzinger and Kathy Bradley (UCC)

Interdisciplinarity Through Internationalisation of the Curriculum in Higher Education: A Catalyst to STEAM
Armida de la Garza (UCC)

Community Engaged Learning – Addressing Societal Challenges Through The Curriculum
Dr Ruth Hally, Carol Veiga (UCC) and Kate Morris (IUA)

Establishing the diverse meaning of Student Success at UCC
Julie O’Donoghue and Kathy Bradley (UCC)

Designing a Digital Research Accelerator Programme for the Social Sciences at UCD Preliminary Results of a Faculty library Collaboration
Claire McGuinness, Crystal Fulton, Paige Pope, Marta Bustillo, Suzanne Guerin, and Andrew Browne (UCD)

Development of Framework for a Digital Learner Support Hub (DLSH)
James Murphy and Clem O’Donnell (UL)

Learning in online environments to teach face-to-face in schools: Exploring preservice teachers’ learning and teaching effectiveness while on school placement
Antonio Calderón, Mary Masterson and Ebru Boynuegri (UL)

The enhancement of creativity and critical thinking teaching and learning in higher education
Dr Keelin Leahy (UL), Rory McGann (MIC), Maria Finucane (TUS) and Professor Paul Conway (UL)

LevUL up: Digital Skills Development Programme
David Moloney, Michelle Breen, and Anna Marie Gildea (UL)

Problem-Based Learning in Digital Spaces

Enabling Innovative Teaching and Learning practices within the School of Business
Denis Harrington, Ger Long, Clare Kearney, Margaret Tynan and Rosemarie Kelly (WIT)

Peer Observation of Teaching: The PERFECT Project
Clare Gormley, Dr. Sharon O’Brien and Dr Fiona O’Riordan (DCU)

Building Meaningful Connections with Large Online Classes
Dr Yuhui Gao (DCU)

Professional Identity for Teaching in FET

Flexible Pathways to Professional Development
Dr Gwen Moore, Dr Emma O’Brien, Dr Laura Costello (MIC), Dr Mary Fitzpatrick, Dr íde O’Sullivan (UL), Martin Fitzgerald, Sarah O’Toole (TUS)

Reach Academic Mentors in Munster Technological University
Siobhán Creedon, Geraldine Doyle, Dr. Violeta Morari and Catherine Murphy (MTU)

Module Innovation Framework 2021
Marie Ryan, Marek McGann (MIC); Jennifer McMahon (UL); Tony Hall, Cornelia Connolly (NUIG); Alison Egan (MIE)

TeRMEd Classification Framework
Caitríona Ní Shé (TCD), Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn(DCU) and Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (NUIM)

Programmatic Assessment: What is Possible in Pre-Service Teacher Education?
Dr. Suzanne Parkinson (MIC)

The 4C’s Model for Implementing Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
Nevan Bermingham, Dr. Frances Boylan and Dr. Barry Ryan (TU Dublin)


Blanchardstown Library Building Multi-stories: Embedding the Library Services for Inclusive Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Curriculum
Linday Dowling and Dr Fionnuala Darby (TU Dublin)

Exploring Barriers to Implementing Inclusive Assessment in Higher Education 
Siobhán O’Neill and Dr Laura Lee (UCC)

Blended Teaching and Learning of Communication Skills in Healthcare
Catherine Sweeney, Anél Wiese and Deirdre Bennett (UCC)

Opening a Window To the Past
Kirsten Mulrennan and Rachel Murphy (UL)

Student-Staff Partnership as Professional Development in HE
Dr Aimie Brennan (Marino)

Creating a Framework for Talking about Writing for the Facilitation of Writing Transfer: Focus on STEM Writing
Lawrence Cleary (UL) and Kathy Bradley (UCC)

L2L PACT Journey A collaboration between the National Forum & the Library Association of Ireland
L2L PACT Team (