Virtual Reality-based Learning Experience

Virtual Reality is the term used to describe 3D computer generated environments in which a person becomes immersed using a headset. While part of the virtual world the person is able to manipulate objects and/or perform a series of actions and so participate actively in the virtual environment. The diverse educational and learning applications of…

Enhancing Real World Learning

‘Enhancing Real World Learning’ is a T&L initiative that will enhance the collaborative links with industry that underpin NCAD’s recently established Studio+ / Visual Culture+ programme. Studio Plus / Visual Culture Plus, is an optional additional year between Year 2 and Final Year that offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world work environments…

Enhancing Placement Experience in Civil Engineering

The inclusion of placement and work-based learning as key opportunities for enhancing student learning experiences has become a key area of focus informed by HEA targets. The aim of this T&L initiative is to develop framework for enhancing the AIT student placement experience in Civil Engineering based on the application of the successful apprenticeship model…

Pilot Higher Diploma in Engineering (Civil Engineering)

The registered professional title of Chartered Engineer (CEng) is becoming very important for graduate civil engineers. The increasing regulation of the construction industry and the requirement to have competent engineering professionals (i.e. Chartered Engineers) to sign off on construction and civil engineering projects has led to employers seeking graduates who can quickly reach CEng status.…

Re-Making the Creative Arts Canon, Re-Imagining the Creative Arts Curriculum

This T&L initiative brings together more than 100 NUI Galway students at undergraduate and postgraduate level working in Music, Film, Drama, English, and Digital Humanities. Together with our partners in Druid Theatre, Irish Theatre Institute, Contemporary Music Centre and Galway Music Residency, we will work together to address the neglect of key figures from the…

Development of a blended learning Careers and Employability (10 ECTS) module for PhD students delivered in partnership with industry

This T&L initiative will focus on the development of a blended learning 10 ECTS module on Careers and Employability for PhD students that could be used as part of a structured PhD programme or for continuing professional development. It will harness the potential of digital technologies, will be delivered in collaboration with industry partners from…

Final Year Matters – Moving On

‘Final Year Matters – Moving On’ is the complementary programme flanking ‘First Year Matters’, IADT’s extended orientation for incoming students. The purpose of the final year programme is to facilitate the launch of students into the world of craft, employability, further study and entrepreneurship. Specifically targeting all undergraduate students in their final year, the programme…

MIC Leaders of the Future

This T&L initiative focuses on student success, empowering students to reach their full potential through the design and delivery of a student leadership programme to MIC staff and students across both the Faculty of Arts and Education during Spring Semester 2020 (N of Students= 120, N of Staff= 10, N of Management = 5). The…

Pilot Mentoring Module for Early Childhood Education and Care Staff involved in Supervising Undergraduate Students on Practicum Placement

First 5, the whole of government strategy for Babies, young children and their families indicates that ECEC educators must be ‘fully prepared for the demands of their professional roles’ (Govt. Ireland, p.112). This involves supervised practicum which plays a crucial role in the formation of ECEC graduates, equipping them to meet the demands of their…

DkIT – Embedding Employability

This T&L initiative aims to develop a shared vision of employability at DkIT and a model that programme teams can use to ‘employability-proof’ their programmes. This will support the development of an Institute wide Employability Statement and Framework. This will be done by collaborating with programme teams across all disciplines, students & alumni and industry…