From 2019, the Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning (EDTL) project hired more than 25 student associate interns to work with project staff in each of the seven IUA universities (Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Galway, and University of Limerick) in creating digital resources to support teaching and learning. Interns had to be actively enrolled as students in one of the partner universities at the time of their internship.
The purpose of the Graduate Attributes Programme is to deliver a suite of Transition modules to enable a successful student journey and to prepare students for their future. Transition Through initiatives provide targeted supports, deliver skills training and develop graduate attributes and values that go beyond disciplinary content knowledge and can be applied in life-wide contexts.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the field of education, with the forced move of many activities to online environments. This has led to the adoption of a series of changes that focus on students' intelligence, resilience, and emotional intelligence.
At a time of continuing and globally driven change, and with the growing importance of the student voice in quality, the national level of decision-making is a crucial arena for building partnership in quality.
Business Information Systems (BIS) is one of the fastest changing industries loaded with ‘disruptive’ technologies. It also forms the foundation of the current digitalisation wave (often termed the fourth or even fifth industrial revolution). Consequently, teaching of BIS at the third level is under constant pressure regarding the content of corresponding curriculums at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
In this paper, we analyze the case of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the consequences of the decisions taken during the covid-19 pandemic.
Study programme development is one of the most challenging processes at universities since all faculty is involved. And in our experience, the redesign of already existing programmes seems to be even more difficult: Whereas innovative forces want to pick up new trends (e.g. digitalisation or other new teaching concepts) more conservative forces emphasise values and refer to existing experience with current concepts.
Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Irish Universities is a three year project that aims to mainstream digital in teaching and learning across the seven Irish universities by addressing the professional development of all who teach.
Student-centred learning and student success both act as lenses for reframing institutional activity with a core focus on the needs and values of individual students. While there is signficant crossover between the values of these two paradigms, however, their ultimate objectives do not fully overlap.
The exponential change in IT forces inevitably a transformation of all industries in an unprecedented way. Teaching and learning at universities are no exception. For a millennial old institution that is very regulated, this imposes many challenges.