From Passion to Action: Student Social Innovation (SSI)

PASSION- from Passion to Action – educating Students in Social InnovatiON, is a T&L initiative concerned with upskilling, enabling and empowering academic staff to embed social innovation and entrepreneurship in their disciplines, so that they can foster in their students the behaviour, skills, thinking and attitude in devising, testing and launching sustainable innovative solutions to…

Supporting Student Success in information literacy: a blended approach

This T&L initiative is the design and implementation of a self-directed blended learning information literacy programme aimed at students transitioning to higher education. Transitioning to higher education is one of the most difficult times for a student, as they experience numerous issues which might influence their decision to withdraw from higher education (Terenzini et al.,…

Fostering deliberate practice in critical analytical writing for postgraduate learners

In order for learners of any discipline to internalise the competencies necessary to successfully perform at postgraduate level, opportunities for deliberate, scaffolded practice (Sadler, 2010) in critical analytical writing are required. This T&L initiative is a human-centred design (HCD) study in which an evidence-informed digital system to enable self and peer assessment and support a…

A digital badged blended learning award and policy for developing quality assured digital badge awards

The digital badged blended learning award aims to create the right circumstances and an empowering setting to realise the potential for digital badges within WIT. This T&L initiative is a pilot project to enable WIT staff in designing, developing and delivering their own digital badges. The work will begin with a review of Digital Badge…

Technology Enhanced Learning Curriculum Development and Accreditation (30 Credits, Level 9, Minor Award)

This T&L initiative aims to enhance the teaching capacity of WIT’s School of Lifelong Learning and Education (SOLLE) academic staff through the adoption of technology, infrastructure; and pedagogical models. It will deliver three tangible outputs, namely: 1. Programme Design and Accreditation: This phase will focus on the design and accreditation of a specific programme for…

Innovative Means of Promoting Positive Engagement of Students, Staff and Stakeholders

The strategies of WIT and its School of Humanities focus on student engagement and accessibility of teaching and learning practices as priorities. Under this T&L initiative, the School of Humanities are undertaking three distinct yet complementary projects which seek to promote this engagement: Language Learning: Understanding the Student and Employer Needs In response to the…

TutorStack: Tutors Engagement Dashboard & Media Production Enhancement

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are central to the learner and educator experience. They have the potential to open up learning opportunities to a significant community of students for whom traditional in-class participation may not be possible. An effective VLE must include support for instructional design, learner community fostering and communication, teamwork, media production and management,…

Transnational Education and Collaboratory for Health (TEACH CoLab)

The overall aim of this T&L initiative, TEACH CoLab (Transnational Education and Community Health Collaboratory), is to develop a sustainable model for sharing good practice and effective approaches to teaching and learning across disciplines and institutions. TEACH CoLab will strengthen network links between disciplines in WIT across three Schools using learnings from a pilot project…