Teaching and Learning

Developing quality and engaging environments for students and staff

GMIT Teaching and Learning Office

GMIT Teaching and Learning Office develops: teaching, learning and assessment; digital capabilities; student engagement and leadership; innovative projects; strategic higher education partnerships; postgraduate higher education teaching development courses; and a range of online CPD courses and toolkits to enhance teaching and the student learning experience. 

The team is led by Dr Carina Ginty and the office members include a project co-ordinator, learning technologists, a digital academic developer/lecturer in technology enhanced learning, a peer learning leadership academic champion team and a digital academic champion team.

The Teaching and Learning Office collaborates with academic and professional services colleagues across five GMIT campuses in the west of Ireland, developing innovative teaching practices and engaging student learning experiences.  To learn more about the services in the teaching and learning office visit the staff portal at GMIT Teaching and Learning Office.


Postgraduate Teaching & Learning Courses

A flexible, blended learning professional development pathway for lecturers in higher education who are interested in gaining a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MA in Teaching and Learning.

Visit postgraduate Teaching and Learning Programme


Teaching & Learning Projects

GMIT Teaching and Learning Officer works on a range of innovative education development projects with Higher Education partners, the Connacht Ulster Alliance, international Universities and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

A sample of current projects is available here or email carina.ginty@gmit.ie for further details.

Project resources are published on the GMIT Teaching and Learning Office online course suite at www.cpdlearnonline.ie


Teaching & Learning Online Courses

A suite of online courses is available to GMIT staff and higher education institute guests, to access anytime on GMIT Learnonline under the Teaching and Learning Office courses.and on www.cpdlearnonline.ie

The courses aim to develop and support lecturers and learning facilitators and aid programme design and delivery.

Sample topics include:

  • Digital teaching and learning skills
  • Peer learning
  • First steps in teaching
  • Designing assessment strategies
  • Programme design


Teaching & Learning Workshops & AMA Clinics

The Teaching and Learning Office runs a monthly Teaching and Learning programme of events supporting the academic community across five campuses. . 

In addition, the office runs Ask Me Anything (AMA) clinics, an annual Digital Teaching and Learning Symposium in May, a Christmas Teaching and Learning Showcase and Digital Insight events in June and December. 

This is a great opportunity to develop, share and collaborate on teaching, learning and assessment ideas and approaches.

Specialist small group workshops are available to book in the following areas:

  • Programme Design Strategies
  • Learning Design Workshops
  • Student Centred Learning Techniques
  • Peer Assisted Learning Strategies
  • Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Tools
  • Developing Learning Outcomes Workshop
  • Managing RPL Assessments and ePortfolios

For further information contact TLO@gmit.ie


Teaching & Learning Resources

A variety of resources to support lecturers and programme leaders are available on the staff portal at GMIT Teaching and Learning Office or cpdlearnonline.ie 


For further information contact:

Dr. Carina Ginty , GMIT Teaching and Learning Officer 

Jessica Duffy, Project co-ordinator

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Teaching and Learning Office 

Email: TLO@gmit.ie 
Twitter: @GMITTLO

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