Building Digital Teaching and Learning Capabilities in Higher Education


Carina Ginty, Jessica Duffy


Connacht Ulster Alliance


Teaching and Learning


Accessibility and Inclusion, Digital Learning, Digital World, Professional Development



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In this special publication, colleagues from across the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA), including GMIT, IT Sligo and LYIT, share insights and innovations on their teaching and learning practice over the last 18 months. Many will touch on their experiences of adapting to remote learning and teaching during COVID, and also reflect on lessons learnt and plans for the future. The Knowledge Platform forms part of the iNOTE project, funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Ireland.

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There are 20 interesting and engaging case studies, that have been prepared by 30+ contributors from across the CUA. The cases will be presented across eight themes including: Theme 1: Building Digital Teaching and Learning Capabilities Theme 2: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Theme 3: Transforming Assessment Theme 4: Student Engagement and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Theme 5: Supporting Students in an Online Learning Environment Theme 6: Supporting Academics in an Online Teaching Environment Theme 7: Embedding Employability Theme 8: Students as Partners and Co-creators

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In the denouement of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk of a return to “normalcy” in higher education belies the great challenges and ongoing disruptions that yet lie ahead for many institutions. Public perceptions of the value of postsecondary education continue their downward slide, placing institutions in the position of having to demonstrate their worth and find solutions to declining enrollments. Data and analytics capabilities continue to evolve, introducing new opportunities and new risks to the institution. Chief among these capabilities, generative AI promises to change teaching and learning in ways many of us have yet to fully understand or prepare for.

For this year’s teaching and learning Horizon Report, expert panelists’ discussions highlighted and wrestled with these present and looming challenges for higher education. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

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