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…

Computing teaching at its best: Applying state of the art computing pedagogy for more successful student outcomes

This T&L initiative is a computer science (CS) pedagogy project that involves collating current state of the art CS pedagogy and a collaborate, exploratory approach with the School of Computing lecturers to see how it can inform future teaching strategies. Equipping our CS educators with the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of CS will provide for…

Professional Development of Off-campus Mentors

This collaborative T&L initiative aims to build student success through developing the digital literacy skills of the Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (BECE) lecturing team to design and develop an innovative, Blended Mentoring Module accredited at NFQ Level 9, which will be available to Associate Staff mentoring DCU students out on practice. The Associate Staff…

Engineering design curriculum renewal through challenge based learning

This T&L initiative is designed to develop capabilities and resources to support challenge based learning as a central theme of the senior and postgraduate years of our taught engineering programmes, initially in Biomedical Engineering. The team plan to renew our senior design curriculum by developing our capacity to mentor and assess students engaged in design…

Practice Based Learning in the Social Sciences

This T&L initiative aims to improve the role of practice based learning in the Social Sciences, by building on established expertise in both Law and Political Science, where the team leads have developed unique approaches to practice based learning, combining simulations, role-based games and assessment oriented towards delivering real-world impact, through policy submissions to local…

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…