flexible pathway

Teaching and learning at IADT is led by the Teaching and Learning Subcommittee of Academic Council. The T&L Committee:

The committee is chaired by Dr Therese Moylan Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship.  In 2015-2016 the committee is exploring community and civic engagement as part of the IADT strategic plan. Information about the committee and its membership is here. The committee reports annually to Academic Council.

Staff development for teaching and learning has a number of strands. There are regular staff development workshops as required. The Institute educational technologist runs workshops and clinics for staff on the Institute VLE Blackboard. On 4 September 2015 the dedicated staff development day for teaching and learning was well received.

The Institute has validated a number of special purpose awards and modules from the LIN Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at Athlone Institute of Technology. These include:

  • Certificate in Learning and Teaching
  • Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation and
  • Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning.

In 2015-2016 there are 8 students on the Certificate in Learning and Teaching, and 6 students on the Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation. We have staff from a range of programmes and we are delighted to be joined by colleagues from Sallynoggin College of Further Education and St Nicholas Montessori College. We are running the Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning from February to June 2016.

IADT and LIN AIT Postgraduate Diploma

IADT is delighted that Cliona Flood and Joachim Pietsch from the Department of Technology and Psychology were awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Athlone Institute of Technology in September 2015. Congratulations to them both. They join David Quin from the Department of Film and Media as graduates of the diploma.

IADT and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

IADT is delighted to be a member of the National Forum. Our NF associates are Dr Therese Moylan and Dr Andrew Power IADT Registrar. Dr Marion Palmer Head of Department of Technology and Psychology is a member of the National Forum Board.  

IADT is leading Digital Skills in Action a 2015 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund project with colleagues from Marino Institute of Education, National College of Art and Design, UCD and TCD. The project leads to a Technology Enhance Learning week across the five institutions in March 2016. This TEL week will showcase how digital skills are embedded into everyday teaching and learning practice. It links to the All Aboard Digital Skills framework.

For further information about teaching and learning at IADT click here.

2014-2015 has been a very busy year for the Learning and Teaching Unit in the Athlone Institute of Technology.  The LIN Postgraduate Diploma in Learning, Teaching and Assessment underwent an “exceptional review” in November in keeping with the recommendations of the validation panel in 2011. The updated programme was presented by the Business School as part of its portfolio for programmatic review with all amendments approved. In addition the impact of the programme was noted by the expert programmatic review panels for each of the schools of business, engineering and science. To date in AIT, 19 participants (14 AIT, 5 External) have been awarded the postgraduate diploma, and 369 modules or special purpose awards were successfully completed (AIT 244, External 125).

During this academic year we offered the following special purpose awards: Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning, Certificate in Action Research for Educators and the Certificate in Inclusive Practice. Participants were from AIT, other IoTs and from universities in Ireland and China.

On May 19th 2015, ten participants from AIT, GMIT and IADT commenced the mandatory capstone module for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. All accumulated 55ECTS at level nine using a personal flexible pathway, undertaking accredited CPD in a selection of the following institutes: AIT, DIT, GMIT, IADT, LIT, WIT, DCU and NUIG. The flexible pathway which is underpinned by the LIN professional values was designed to meet the needs of teaching and support staff at different career stages.

For further details of all our CPD offerings contact landt@ait.ie