Development of a Strategy and Framework for a Digital Learner Support Hub

The aim of this T&L initiative is to develop an action plan, structure and mechanisms for a digital learner support hub, available to all UL’s learning centres (LCs) to facilitate blended and fully-online delivery of our supplemental academic learner support schemes, to complement existing face-to-face ones. UL’s learning centres play a crucial role in the…

Supporting International students across the Connacht Ulster Alliance through the implementation of an Online English Language Support Programme

The aim of this multi-campus T&L initiative is to provide IT Sligo, LYIT and GMIT international students (or students for whom English is not their first language) with high quality online English language support that includes live online lectures, online video lessons and tests. The Course Tutor will use a suite of diverse software programmes…

UNLOCK: Unlocking Learning Analytics through Student Engagement

The Unlock T&L initiative aims to harness the potential of learning analytics to support student success using student engagement. The initiative will focus on four key elements: 1) Supporting academic units in identifying key areas for enhancing student success based on analysis of the relevant learning analytics, including the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE),…

Exploring the Creative use of Technologies in Home Economics Education

This showcase provides evidence for a T&L initiative designed to enhance student teachers’ understanding of and ability to engage in the creative use of technology to support teaching and learning in Home Economics education. This intra-institutional team based collaborative approach merges the expertise and enthusiasm of both the Home Economics and Education disciplines in the…

Developing Studio Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Creative Teaching and Learning Approaches

The primary focus of this T&L initiative is to promote innovative ways for students and staff to engage and respond to innovative pedagogies and assessments. The initiative offers a professional development approach to use arts-based instructional strategies, offering an accessible gateway to understand and foster creative pedagogical approaches and adapting Studio Habits of Mind into…

Pandemic Pedagogy: The impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning at UCC

The impact of UCC’s Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Teaching and Learning on teaching staff has been evidenced at a local level through participants’ self-reflective portfolios and end of semester evaluations. However, co-ordinators of these programs have not had the opportunity to disseminate this evidence. Recommendations from the Quality Review Panel’s report point to the need for “quantifiable…

ELUCiDATA – Experiential Learning Using natural heritage Collections and Data

The School of BEES has extensive collections of zoological, geological and botanical material with potential value as a learning resource for students. Unfortunately, these important collections (with essential associated data) are difficult to access as they are stored in cramped conditions and are inadequately labelled. Our current students need an easily accessible collection of specimens/data…

Harnessing the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning, wellbeing and student success: the interdisciplinary creation and piloting of an innovative online digital badge (DB) for higher education academic and academic support services staff

Bookended by puberty and culturally defined adult roles, it is now accepted that adolescence extends from 10-24 years, meaning that the majority of undergraduates are still adolescents, without fully developed cognitive, social, emotional and self-regulatory capacities. With the curriculum as the only point of guaranteed contact between a HEI and its students, under this T&L…

Supporting Teaching and Learning of Open Research Principles and Practices

Accessible, student-centred, evidence-based open research education will enhance student capacity to implement open research practices. Open research involves increasing transparency and accessibility across all research stages and is recognised as best practice. There is a critical need for education on principles and practices of open research explicitly for undergraduate and masters students, with complementary content…

Medication safety: inter-professional teaching and learning using simulation

This T&L initiative identifies that there is an urgent need to develop an alternative approach to the teaching of medication safety, one that recognises the need for integration between disciplines. Medication error is the most preventable cause of patient harm. Over 20% of patients in Cork hospitals experience medication error. Poor communication between doctors, pharmacists…