TU Dublin Learning Frameworks for Student Success

TU Dublin’s Strategic Intent 2030 sets out the University’s ambitions for the next decade, to ‘Create a Better World, Together’, centred around the 3 pillars of People, Planet and Partnership.  The TU Dublin Education Model is core – in nurturing bright minds, creativity and ambition, this dynamic new model aims to transform learning opportunities and…

Teaching and Learning Together: Strategies to Support Student Success at National College of Ireland

This initiative focuses on introducing teaching fellowships and re-purposing three modules from our MA in Education Practice to develop a stack of credit-bearing micro-credentials that will enhance the professional development of those who teach at National College of Ireland (NCI), and underpin innovation in assessment. The three modules identified for development as micro-credentials are: •…

Our Digital Future: Research Based Approach to the Design of Professional Development Offerings Relating to Technology Enhanced Learning and Digital Education.

This initiative will create a suite of professional development offerings for staff to enhance knowledge and abilities regarding the deployment of learning technologies in Higher Education. The initiative will begin with a needs-assessment regarding the professional development requirements of staff, namely teachers and learning technologists, drawing on existing data sets as well as de novo…

DCU Assessment Experience

This initiative will address assessment practice and policy (with a particular emphasis on programme assessment).  It is driven by a number of different considerations – the impact of modularisation, an over-reliance on traditional modes of assessment and a robust response to challenges to academic integrity.  Modularisation has resulted in fragmented assessment practices that may lack…

Challenge-based Learning at DCU

At present, the University is engaged with a comprehensive curriculum renewal project across all its faculties. As part of that renewal, we have committed to introduce innovations in pedagogy that will enhance the student learning experience that will better prepare our students to flourish in the world outside the University. The first stage of this…

The Challenge of Assessment

The COVID-19 crisis, in forcing most teaching to an online mode, has not only presented challenges in assessing online, but has also exposed some of the underlying limitations of many current assessment practices in higher education (including the extent to which there is alignment with learning outcomes and programme goals). One of the principal concerns,…

Mincéirs Misl’d in Education – Empowering Irish Travellers to Transition and Build a Sense of Belonging in Higher Education

This initiative will develop an Irish Traveller community embedded and culturally inclusive model that will empower the Travelling community to identify and overcome barriers to access, progression, retention, and success in higher education. Travellers made up 0.2% of new HE entrants in 2017/2018, with a total of 61 Travellers students registered. With a robust research…

Roadmap Enabling Student Success Project

This initiative will enable the newly established Student Experience Executive (a partnership with academic, student and professional service representation) to augment and optimise student success for students.  This inclusive process will provide a clear roadmap to support transitions and cultivate belonging, provide relevant training and scope the use of enabling technologies. Work Package 1: •…