Our Year in Review: 2016 Transforming Lives and Societies

January 2016...

President launches the LEGO Education Innovation Studio led by Associate Professor Deirdre Butler
Highlights...
National Forum TEL Week project managed by Lisa Donaldson

February 2016...

Meeting in Brussels of EMPOWER project leads to support institutional capacity building
Highlights...
DCU Hosts the CESI Conference

March 2016...

Funding for a number of TEL Innovation Projects and communities of practice
Highlights...
DCU helps to organise and contributes to the UK/Ireland MoodleMoot 2016 in London

April 2016...

Dr James Brunton presents Student Success Toolbox project at Open Education Global conference in Krakow
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The work at DCU is well represented at OER 16 and Open Education Global conferences

May 2016...

Teaching Enhancement Unit organises President's Teaching Excellence Awards
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Visiting scholar Dr Yishay Mor facilities full-day learning design workshop at DCU

June 2016...

DCU contributes to the first EMPOWER Online Learning Leadership Academy (EOLLA) in Brussels
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DCU delegation visits China for collaborative BigEdData research project with Beijing Normal University

July 2016...

Our online courses through DCU Connected support students living both within and beyond Ireland
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Community leaders reflect on the MindRising16 project and plan future Minecraft initiatives

August 2016...

Launch of free "Head Start Online" course for prospective flexible learners
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Dr Maggie Hartnett gives visiting scholar presentation on topic of motivation and online education

September 2016...

Open Education team greets large cohort of new students at the DCU Connected Welcome Day
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Excellent response to Teaching and Learning Day hosted by staff in the Teaching Enhancement Unit

October 2016...

DCU hosts Microsoft's CEO talking about the future of learning on our St Patrick's Campus
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Major contribution from DCU staff at the EADTU's Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome

November 2016...

DCU hosts "The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium" in partnership with Education Studies Association Ireland and Irish Learning Technology Association
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Student Success Toolbox project team receives "Effective Practice Award" at OLC conference in Orlando and "Best Poster Award" at ASCILITE in Adelaide

December 2016...

DCU "Digital Learning" delegation led by Professor Mark Brown follows up ASCILITE conference with productive visits to a number of Australian universities
Highlights...
DCU designated as a “University of Sanctuary" and offers 10 DCU Connected scholarships for refugees
The team in the national institute for digital learning at Dublin City University wishes everyone a happy christmas and relaxing holiday break
We look forward to further exciting digital learning projects and research initiatives in 2017 as we challenge ourselves to be "braver, bolder and better".
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