Congratulations goes to DIT’s Alice Luby (School of Marketing) and Frances Boylan (LTTC) who came joint 3rd recently at the eLearning Excellence Awards at the 14th European Conference in eLearning 2015, hosted by the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Alice Luby’s submission, ‘Using eLearning to Build Accounting Competency Amongst First Year Students’, detailed an innovative cross-faculty collaborative project called “Action Accounting” that was headed up by both herself and Tony Kiely of the School of Hospitality Management & Tourism. To date the project has developed a web based approach to learning double entry bookkeeping and is used on a number of DIT programmes. The students can use the activities in their own time to explore and build confidence in the concepts presented in lectures and receive immediate feedback on their progress.
Frances Boylan’s submission, ‘Building an Online Faculty Development Opportunity’ focused on the approach taken, and the feedback received, on The 12 Apps of Christmas project that ran at DIT for the first time during December 2014. The project was for any educator interested in experiencing, exploring and learning more about integrating mobile learning technologies into their teaching, learning and assessment practices. It also gave participants an opportunity to expand their personal learning networks and connect with others online via twitter at #12appsDIT who were also interested in this emerging field.
The 15th European Conference on eLearning will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 27-28th October 2016. Are you running innovative elearning/mobile learning/blended learning projects with your students? If so, consider submitting a proposal for the eLearning Excellence Awards and publish the great work that you’re doing.