Members of the LEAD team are, from time to time, associated with projects in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) funded by various funding bodies around the country.
Click on the relevant project on the right for further information.
The Regional Enterprise-Academic Partnership (REAP) project
The Regional Enterprise-Academic Partnership (REAP) project aims to build HEI capacity by engaging practitioners in designing and delivering online and blended learning.
This project has as its focus the cohort of Higher Education Institution (HEI) teachers who are experts in their field; industry practitioners and other sectoral experts who choose to use their knowledge and experience of the field to supplement the traditional teaching HEIs generally provide.
There is a sustainability issue with the training and guidance offered to this cohort. For the long-term maintenance of a group of reliable, accessible staff who can participate in the intellectual life of our HEIs, meet the quality expectations of staff and students, and continue to develop their own careers and skills, there needs to be well structured professional development offered.
There are a number of objectives this project sets out to achieve, and a full discussion of these can be accessed at the project website.
One of the project's aims is the production of a flexible, self-directed suite of professional development targeted at moving teaching online. These units are available for all those who teach at the three partner institutions. Further information and details regarding how to register is contained on the Professional Development tab on the REAP website: https://reapmidwest.ie/index.php/e-moderating-essentials-short-course/e…
For further information, please contact Geraldine.Exton@mic.ul.ie
The REAP Project is a collaborative UL, MIC and LIT regional project, funded under the HEA Innovation and Transformation 2018 call.
The Take1Step project was a collaboration between the three partner institutions of the mid-west regional cluster: Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology.
The aim of the project was to run a focused campaign across the three campuses to enhance digital skills for staff and students. The campaign is based on the National Framework for Digital Skills (All Aboard) which was being developed by NUIG, in partnership with UCD, UL and MIC (see the website www.allaboardhe.ie/ ).
Take1Step is based on the key digital skills the All Aboard National Framework identifies. Through Take1Step the mid-west regional cluster ran a campaign to ascertain what skills staff and students most wanted to learn. The campaign encouraged staff and students to ‘take one step with digital skills’.
The Take1Step initiative is funded by both the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
Take1Step Resources Page: http://www.t1step.ie/resources-2/
For more Information on Take1Step or All Aboard, contact LEAD.
- The Regional Enterprise-Academic Partnership (REAP) project