New Issue of IJAP Published!

Posted: 19 December, 2017

Volume 6 of the Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) has been published!

IJAP is our open access peer-reviewed online journal featuring research from colleagues at the DIT and nationally in Ireland and you can find the latest issue here. IJAP has global downloads in excess of 50,000 and we encourage colleagues locally, nationally and internationally to get in touch if you are interested to submit work for our next issue.

IJAP captures a wide range of pedagogic research and development of professional practice undertaken throughout 2017 by academic staff.  This signals the culmination of a productive year for the LTTC, with more than 50 students graduating from our Master’s and Diploma programmes. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes articles, case studies, reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher, further and vocational education. It is our aim that IJAP will inspire, educate, and engage its readership. Like other such journals, IJAP is essential for driving future improvement in, and continuing to raise the profile of Teaching and Learning across the Irish higher education sector. Teaching is of fundamental importance for future generations, and we need to harness the very best evidence to enable our teachers to grow and develop - IJAP provides this!

Click here to see the 10 articles in the new volume:             

The Usefulness of Digital Badges in Higher Education: Exploring the Students’ Perspectives
Linda Dowling-Hetherington and Matt Glowatz

The MEET Project: Engaging Students in Pre-Departure Socialisation and Learning for Study Abroad
Catherine Spencer and Susana Olmos

The Changing Role of the University: A Discursive Analysis of Good Teaching and Positioning of Academics and Students in Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe’s Higher Education Institutions
Fiona McSweeney

Serious Games Integrated Framework: Keep Them in the Flow
Ayman Tobail and Amr Arisha

Community-Based Learning: A Primer
Zeinab Bedri, Ruairí de Fréin, and Geraldine Dowling

Writing with Purpose(s): A Reflection on Different Conceptions of Academic Writing in Contemporary Higher Education
Ita Kennelly

A Comparison of the Progression of International Students to First Year Undergraduate Studies by Entry Route in an Irish Higher Education Institution: Part One - A Quantitative Study
Fiona Faulkner, Deirdre Ryan, Anne Hurley, and Qi Wang

Exploring the Use of Computer Based Exams for Undergraduate Accounting
Anne Hurley

The Impact on Assessment Results of Changing to an Active Learning Approach: A Case Study from an Undergraduate Computer Science Degree Programme
Ciaran Cawley

Investigation of the Use of an Authentic Learning Environment for Development of Graduate Attributes in Third Year Chemistry Students
Aine M Whelan and Vanessa Murphy

The journal is co-edited by Dr Roisin Donnelly, Dr Kevin O'Rourke and Dr Claire McAvinia of the LTTC. We wish to acknowledge with sincere thanks the help of our colleagues Yvonne Desmond and Brian Widdis in the Library for their assistance with publishing the journal via Arrow, the DIT's institutional repository. We also wish to thank our reviewers for all their hard work in recent weeks, and our authors for submitting their work to the journal and revising papers in timely fashion.