Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning

This 3 year project, which is funded through the HEA’s Innovation and Transformation Programme, is aimed at enhancing the digital attributes and educational experiences of Irish university students through enabling the mainstreamed and integrated use of digital technologies across the teaching and learning process. The project aims to mainstream digital in teaching and learning activities in Irish Universities, by addressing the professional development of all who teach or support teaching and learning.

Why Digital?

Higher Education is facing a number of challenges that effect teaching and learning. Student numbers are increasing, while the staff/student ratio has decreased. The student population is increasing in diversity and there are demands for increased flexibility in when and how learning opportunities are provided. Digital devices and applications are ubiquitous. To respond to the changes in student population and the increasingly digital environment, educators have to develop their digital skills and adapt to more innovative teaching approaches.

Steering Committee
Steering Committee
Sharon FlynnProject Manager for Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning in Irish Universities, IUA
Lewis PurserDirector of Learning & Teaching and Academic Affairs, IUA
Billy KellyDeputy Registrar/Dean of Teaching and Learning, Dublin City University
Theresa Logan-PhelaneLearning Manager, Academic Practice and eLearning, Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Jason LastDean of Students, University College Dublin
Dr Alison HoodDean of Teaching and Learning, Maynooth University
Tom O’MaraOnline Learning Project Manager, Office of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, University College Cork
Dr Mary FitzpatrickActing Dean, Teaching and Learning, Regional Teaching and Learning Advocate, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick
Dr Iain Mac LabhrainnDirector, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, NUI Galway
Dr Terry MaguireDirector, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Dr Jim MurrayDirector of Academic Affairs and Deputy CEO, THEA
Kevin McStravockVice President for Academic Affairs, USI
Nora Trench BowlesPolicy and Research Officer, IUA
Project Team
Project Team (as of August 2019)
Rob Lowney
Suzanne Stone
Dublin City University
Cliodhna O’Callaghan University College Cork
Morag MunroMaynooth University
Marian O’Connor
Mairéad O’Reilly
University College Dublin
Kate MolloyNUI Galway
Julie Byrne
Kevin O’Connor
David Hamill
Trinity College Dublin
David MoloneyUniversity of Limerick
Vishwajeet Gain IUA Student Intern

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