Digital Skills in Action
Project Lead: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
Project Partners: Marino Institute of Education (MIE), National College of Art and Design, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin
This project will be implemented through a four-stage sequential approach – 1) taking stock, 2) design and development, 3) implementation and 4) evaluation.
Preparatory meetings with staff from the partner institutions, agendas and minutes have been undertaken to identify common areas of interest and to develop the proposal. The Steering Group will continue to meet throughout each stage of the project.
The Steering Group will agree a plan for developing, communicating and coordinating activities locally to implement the proposal. Taking stock and the design and development stage coincide with semester 1 of the academic year 2015-16, implementation and evaluation stages occur from December until April 2016.
The intention is to commence engagement with staff locally within the HEI’s as soon as funding is allocated, with a call for case studies that meet criteria for digital skills enhancement at curricular and institutional level. The development stage will invoke the All Aboard Framework to brief the community and gather information concerning current activities in digital learning.
Detailed plans for the TEL week will be developed, including the hosting of the developed resources on a digital platform that will be accessible across institutions and applicable within disciplinary domains. The TEL week aims to disseminate the case studies and will include local face to face seminars and workshops as well as remote participation.
The TEL week is a sharing of pedagogical approaches and methodologies that include case studies of individual practice and skills-based sessions. The voice of teacher and students will be encouraged throughout; through demonstration, presentation, and experiential workshops. The intention is to record events locally and have the resources available to staff across institutions.
The final stage of the project is to evaluate the initiative, including the effectiveness of the partnership, the methodology adopted and the impact on staff and student learning.