Get Ready Education

A MOOC to Improve the Transition from 2nd to 3rd Level Education

The Project Team

Project Lead
Institute of Technology Sligo

Project Partners
University of Limerick
NUI Galway
Limerick IT
Mary Immaculate College
Letterkenny IT

Primary Contact
Gavin Clinch
Institute of Technology Sligo


The Get Ready Education – A Learning Journey project centred on the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to address the needs of students making the transition from post-primary education to higher education. The MOOC combines online content with optional teacher-led classroom activities, online forums and quizzes. It provided a bridge between post-primary and higher education for students and involved collaboration between career guidance staff, schools, and higher education institutions. Participants in the MOOC are awarded a digital badge upon completion. Resources from the MOOC have now been embedded in related modules of partner institutions.


Final Project Review (October 2016)