Technological University Dublin

The TU Dublin IMPACT initiative transformed teaching and learning (T&L) through:

1. A repository that collates new and existing quality open access educational resources (OER) was established, supported by a bespoke peer review model that encourages an evidence-based approach to T&L OER creation.
2, A teaching team culture within a University-wide engaged learning community was launched, recognising and encouraging best practice in programme design to enhance the student experience. Staff who teach were supported through continuous professional development (CPD) through an associated CDPD framework.
3. A rigorous ‘As Is’ review captured the breadth of University T&L projects (past, present and pipeline projects), explored areas of alignment to, and identified gaps within, the TU Dublin T&L strategy and the student experience.
4. A model to drive sustainable awareness of, and interest and enthusiasm in, T&L was established and included a communication strategy that showcases learning enhancement project findings across TU Dublin.
5. An operating model that supports the sustainable integration of ongoing T&L project outcomes into T&L policy, process and practice, was developed through consultation and collaboration across the initiative.
Ultimately the initiative galvanised our innovative T&L practice for student success through widening our community, enhancing our capacity and changing culture.

TELU: Open online resources for teaching with technology

TELU is a collection of free online micro-learning courses courses, designed to help busy educators support and enhance teaching and learning. TELU features over 150 courses, each designed by experienced educators and designers and curated into easy-to-use, meaningful channels.

Using OER and OEP for Teaching and Learning

The potential benefits of using open educational resources and practices (OER and OEP) in higher education include improving access, furthering equity and enhancing teaching, learning and assessment. The National Forum supports the use of OER and OEP in a range of ways (see www.teachingandlearning.ie/open).

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