Project Lead: Institute of Technology Tralee
Project Partners: Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork, Institute of Technology, Carlow
The Live and Learn in Ireland series seeks to help International students become familiar with studying and living in Ireland. The Live and Learn in Ireland project has produced a number interactive multimedia units under the headings:
Ireland has long been referred to as the ‘Land of Saints and Scholar’s and can boast an academic and literary tradition going back many centuries. With over 40% of the 25-64 years adult population educated to third level and 75% of school leavers going onto higher or further education or training the Irish certainly hold education in high regard.
For such a small country, Ireland can boast a list of Nobel Prize winners such as Seán McBride, WB Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Ernest Walton, Seamus Heaney and Samuel Beckett. From Trinity College Dublin, dating back to 1492, through to our 19th and 20th century Universities to the more recent Institutes of Technology, the Irish higher education sector offer a varied and interesting range of courses and settings in one of the world’s most picturesque and culturally rich countries.
But Ireland offers much more than that. It is an exciting and vibrant country that cherishes the bests of its past while adopting an outward and innovative approach to life and business.
|Clear description of main activities|
|This project seeks to bring national and international knowledge together with the experiences of each of the project partner institutes to better inform the process of transitioning international students into higher education. The project will research, design, construct and disseminate asynchronous content to assist both staff and students with this process. The research phase will consist of partner-based empirical research that will be informed by a literature review and technical specifications requirements that will capture staff and student view in a com-prehensive Needs Analysis. The design and scoping phase will reflect that needs analysis in a design spec that will inform the construction of the content. Dissemination will be partner-informed and will involve face-to-face workshops and the utilisation of social networks.|
|Specific outputs of the project|
|Implementation plan for ensuring national impact of the project.|