Social Policy Education: Enhancing Digital Skills (SPEEDS)

The Project Team

Project Lead
University College Cork

Project Partners
Institute of Technology Tralee
University College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Waterford Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Carlow
Cork Institute of Technology

Primary Contact
Eileen Hogan
University College Cork


The SPEEDS project sought to expand social policy educators’ digital capacities and improve their confidence in integrating digital skills into curricula. Social policy educators were partnered with learning technologists within each of the partner institutions as they implemented the National Professional Development Framework, with a particular focus on enhancing digital skills. A spiky profile tool was developed to map the digital skills of participating educators, and group and individual training was provided as needed. Educators were transformed into ‘Digital Champions’ whose journeys were documented throughout the process. This provided a map for others who wish to follow in their footsteps.


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Final Project Review (June 2019)

Project Work Plan

Project Work Plan Template