Teaching and Learning - Lecturer

Dr Carina Ginty

Dr Carina Ginty GMIT

Dr Carina Ginty is the Teaching and Learning Officer and a Lecturer in Teaching and Learning at GMIT. Carina manages the teaching and learning office and collaborates with academic and professional services colleagues across five campuses developing innovative teaching practices and engaging student learning experiences. She has led a variety of education development projects for GMIT and higher education partners in Ireland and internationally on: professional development of teaching in HE; student leadership and engagement (PASS programme); digital capabilities and leadership; mentoring; community engagement; recognition of prior learning; ePortfolios; assessment; online and blended learning design; transitions, retention and the first year experience.

Carina is the GMIT lead on the iNOTE Programme (2019-2022) developing digital teaching and learning capabilities for the CUA (see www.DigitalEd.ie). She has developed strategic partnerships with New York State University (SUNY) and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) to support developments with the DigitalEd.ie education platform.

In 2019, Carina led the development of the LTA strategy and implementation plan for GMIT, consulting with staff and student groups through focus groups and a survey across all campuses. The strategy (2019-2023) presents 29 objectives over six themes and is aligned to the EUA EFFECT Principles and the National Forum Strategic Priorities.

Carina is a member of GMIT Academic Council, an Associate for the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Ireland, an executive member of EDIN (Education Developers Network Ireland), co-founder of Student Led Learning (SLL), founder of the online flexible teaching and learning platform called www.cpdlearnonline.ie and the myexperience.ie RPL programme.

In 2015-2016, Carina led the development of a suite of postgraduate programmes in Teaching and Learning for GMIT. She is the programme leader on the level 9 Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning, internal examiner and supervisor on the MA T&L programme and an external examiner/advisor for teaching and student engagement programmes in various HE institutes in Ireland.

Carina presents at national and international conferences annually and is a published author of an educational adventure book series for children, called Captain Cillian Learning Adventures.

She is a graduate of GMIT, NUI Galway and the PRII. She holds a PhD, an M.Litt. in Education, a BBS (Hons), a PgDip PR, and postgraduate Certificates in Assessment and Evaluation, Learning Technologies and Civic Engagement. Learn more at carinaginty.weebly.com.