The ePrePP project was designed to enhance student learning in healthcare placements to ease the transition from student to professional. The project was led by a group representing medicine, nursing, pharmacy and pedagogy and has applications for not only healthcare disciplines but also the wider student body.
Each profession has defined competencies that have to be achieved by all students prior to graduation. It is the students’ responsibility to seek out opportunities from clinical practice and develop their cognitive knowledge to achieve these competencies, which establishes the profession’s role in the protection of the public and ensures that the new graduate is fit for purpose and fit for practice.
ePrePP has carefully appraised the competency documents of medicine, nursing and pharmacy in Ireland and identified the shared competencies as a professional and as a practitioner.
The competency diagram shows the 5 domains of a professional and the 3 domains of a practitioner that are shared between medicine, nursing and pharmacy practice. The resources below will help you and your tutor to establish your learning needs.
The core aim of this website is to support educators in social policy and the social professions to enhance their digital skills, thereby facilitating the development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning practices within our disciplines.
The GeoLab project is designed to deliver teaching and learning resources to improve the development of essential petrological skills at the four national third level geoscience units in Ireland.
A simple, fun way of thinking about digital skills (in the form of a Metro Map) with shared lessons and learning materials that anyone can access online promoted the use of ‘digital badges’ across a range of applications including, of course, digital skills. Developed in partnership with many organisations and groups, including supporting student engagement projects. All Aboard has championed a focus on confidence, empowerment, identity, and wellbeing.
TELU is a collection of free online courses, specifically designed to help educators to get the most out of technology, which can support and enhance teaching and learning.
It’s a natural response to the rapidly growing complexity of technology, and of learning, maintained by teachers to make sure the best, most popular content is always just a click away.
TELU features over 150 courses, each designed by experienced educators and designers and curated into easy-to-use, meaningful channels.
The SPEEDS project sought to expand social policy educators’ digital capacities and improve their confidence in integrating digital skills into curricula. Social policy educators were partnered with learning technologists within each of the partner institutions as they implemented the National Professional Development Framework, with a particular focus on enhancing digital skills. A spiky profile tool was developed to map the digital skills of participating educators, and group and individual training was provided as needed. Educators were transformed into ‘Digital Champions’ whose journeys were documented throughout the process. This provided a map for others who wish to follow in their footsteps.
This institutional approach…
…is based in University College Dublin.
…was developed in-house.
…allows for the tracking of student interactions with services, with a view to improving efficiencies and enhancing student experiences.
…helps to inform institutional decision making regarding resource deployment.
Towards a National Digital Skills Framework for Irish Higher Education