Transformation Through Collaboration

Building Digital Literacy in HEIs

The Project Team

Project Lead
University College Cork

Project Partners
Cork Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Tralee

Primary Contact
Tom O’Mara
University College Cork


The Transformation through Collaboration project focused on demonstrating the ways in which technology can be used to solve education challenges across disciplinary contexts. The project involved the recruitment and training of staff as Digital Champions in each partner institution, allowing the instructional design teams to reach out to people who might not have before engaged in a conversation around applying technology to their teaching practices. 45 staff became champions for the improvement of digital literacy and digital skills within their academic disciplines, their departments and ultimately across the regional cluster. Events and blogs allowed the champions to share their learning and examples of best practice in the use of digital in teaching and learning. The project also resulted in enhanced collaboration between instructional designers and staff and the practice of those who teach being supported to share good practice examples with colleagues has continued within the partner institutions.


Final Project Review (June 2016)