Transformation Through Collaboration – Building Digital Literacy in HEIs
Project Lead: University College Cork
Project Partners: Cork Institute of Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Carlow, Institute of Technology Tralee
Transformation Through Collaboration is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.
A collaboration led by UCC with Waterford IT, IT Carlow, IT Tralee and Cork IT, the project ran from December 2015 to the end of June 2016. This project has continued the work begun under Phase 1 of the National Forum Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund as well as bring together expertise attained in Southern Cluster of Higher Education Institutes in building digital literacy capacity among staff and developing more effective engagement with students through online tools.
Awareness of the importance of digital literacy among staff is critical to the success of the project. At the core of the project is the recruitment of staff as Digital Champions in each of the parent institutes. These staff will become champions for the improvement of digital literacy skills within their academic discipline, their department and ultimately across the Southern Cluster. The project will document the journey these champions take and provide a map for others who wish to follow in their footsteps.