Teaching and Learning


GMIT All Aboard project

GMIT have developed a series of Digital Learning Skills workshop as part of All Aboard 2017, a week-long series of national and regional public events designed to build confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning.

Workshops will run in the Galway and Mayo Campus in GMIT from April 3rd to 7th, 2017.

This teaching and learning development project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

To view the full programme visit http://www.gmit.ie/all-aboard-digital-skills-week-gmit

Atlas Project

GMIT is collaborating with LIN members (ww.lin.ie) AIT, IT Sligo, DkIT, IT Carlow, LyIT and WIT on the ATLAS project – Aligning Teaching and Learning across the Technological Sector.

This project seeks to interpret the PD framework within the context of existing accredited provision across the technological sector with a view to examining and addressing specific professional development needs.

This project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

See www.teachingandlearning.ie

Carnegie Ireland Pilot Framework Project

In 2015-2016, GMIT participated in the pilot of the Carnegie Community Engagement Assessment Framework for Ireland.

The Carnegie Community Engagement Assessment Pilot in Ireland is part of a continued national process to find appropriate tools to build an evidence-base of an institution’s contribution to civic and community engagement that aligns with the national higher education policy context.

This process has driven commitment, momentum, and practice on the importance and centrality of community and civic engagement within higher education in Ireland.

See https://carnegiececframeworkire.wordpress.com

First Steps in Teaching and Learning

The First Steps online CPD course aims to provide an introduction to teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education.

This online resource pack is designed to provide a condensed, 'just-in-time' introduction to teaching, learning and assessment for new lecturers.

The First Steps online CPD course was developed by Dr Carina Ginty (GMIT and LIN co-ordination group member www.lin.ie) in consultation with the LIN CPD project group (Foundations in Learning & Teaching: Developing a Structured Induction for Academic Staff 2015).

See www.cpdlearnonline.ie

First Year Experience

The first year experience for GMIT students includes a weekly one hour peer assisted learning session called PASS and this is led by student leaders from senior years.

In addition all first years undertake a module led by the lecturers on Learning Innovation Skills (LIS). This module includes a new suite of online learning resources called Academic Success.

GMIT collaborated with 12 higher education institutes in Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand to develop the Academic Success programme with Online Publishing company called Epigeum.

See https://www.epigeum.com/

Get Ready - A Transition MOOC

GMIT has collaborated with IT Sligo, University of Limerick, NUI Galway, GMIT, Limerick IT, Mary Immaculate College, Letterkenny IT on the development of a MOOC called Get Ready.Education.

The MOOC has been designed to address the needs of students making the transition from 2nd to 3rd level education. The MOOC is available to second level students in Ireland from transition year to leaving certificate.

The MOOC combines online content with optional teacher led classroom activities, online forums and quizzes. Digital Badges are awarded to participants.

For more information visit www.getready.education

ISSE Student Survey

GMIT works with the national student survey of engagement group annually on this initiative. Over 90,000 students have participated in the survey since launching in 2013.

The survey asks students about their experiences of higher education. It is designed to inform developments within institutions while also providing a national set of data - "National Survey, Local Impact"

See www.studentsurvey.ie

Leadership in T&L Project

GMIT is collaborating with LyIT, IT Sligo and St. Angela’s NUI Galway on a professional development programme for managers in Irish Higher Education.

This project seeks to build teaching and learning champions across the West/North West Higher Education Cluster, by enhancing the capacity of middle and senior managers for leadership in digitally engaged teaching.  

It is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

See www.teachingandlearning.ie

My Experience

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Institute of Technology Sligo (ITS) and Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LyIT) launched the My Experience RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) Assessment Toolkit in 2016 at www.myexperience.ie .

The toolkit includes an information website and an online RPL application tool for candidates looking for access or advanced entry to a higher education programme.

In addition, a free open online course has been developed for Higher Education staff seeking professional development in RPL assessment skills and supporting RPL applicants effectively

See www.cpdlearnonline.ie

Step Forward Class Rep Leadership Programme

GMIT and AIT Student Union and the Teaching and Learning Office are collaborating on the rollout of a student engagement leadership programme called ‘Step Forward’.

This creation of the programme was inspired by the Scottish Universities student leadership initiative Sparqs (http://www.sparqs.ac.uk) and the GMIT SIFII Student Led Learning programme (2008-2011).

Student Led Learning SLL at GMIT

Student Led Learning (SLL) is a national special interest group supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching.

It was founded by Dr. Carina Ginty (GMIT) and Ms. Nuala Harding (AIT) in 2014. It is focused on developing free nationally available educational resources that support retention, student engagement and the transition to Higher Education.

The SLL members include representatives from Universities, Institutes of Technology,  HECA, FE Colleges, IGC, Ahead and the USI working in teaching and learning, and student development.

Resources are available at www.lin.ie/sll

Contact Us

Teaching and Learning Projects at GMIT:
Dr Carina Ginty, GMIT Teaching and Learning Officer/ Project Manager