DIT Seed-funded Learning, Teaching and Assessment Projects

Funding was to be directed towards studies which would be likely to lead to developments in teaching practice and methodology aligned with the current institutional strategic priorities and in the establishment of the TU4Dublin. This year, we focussed upon the creation of educationally enriching experiences that encourage student engagement within the learning process and the development of DIT Graduate Attributes. Collaborative projects that involve DIT staff working with at least one other TU4Dublin partner were encouraged as are initiatives that adopt a programme based approach to the study. Course development will not normally qualify.

Projects were funded under the following key themes


Projects funded for 2015-6

Names School/Department Project title
Dr. Barry Ryan Food Science and Environmental Health NearPeer: An evaluative case--‐study investigating the use of NearPod to enhance student interaction, engagement and participation in undergraduate programmes.
Daniel J. King Hospitality Management and Tourism Using Blended Learning and Mobile “Apps” to Enhance the Engagement and Retention of First Year Financial Accounting Students
Dr Gemma Kinsella, Dr Julie Dunne, Dr Barry Ryan Food Science and Environmental Health

Professional Development e-Portfolio for Pharmacy Technicians

Dr Geraldine Gorham & Dr Ziene Mottiar Hospitality Management and Tourism Turning Assessment Feedback into Action
Jennifer Boyer Dublin School of Architecture Developing a sustainable pedagogical approach to the education of BIM in the Dublin School of Architecture
John Delap Access and Civic Engagement DIT Peer Mentoring Universal Design Pilot


You can read more about previous Seed-funded Projects on our archive pages.