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  • Reaching out to all: a set of guidelines and resources for a universal design for learning approach to learning, teaching and assessment in higher education 

    O'Donoghue, Catherine; Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, 2021)
    Higher education works with a diverse population. All students are welcomed into the learning community, coming from a variety of backgrounds, creating a diverse learning community. While many will move through their ...
  • Exploring the use of immersive technologies to enhance the student experience 

    McGermott, Geraldine; Byrne, Assumpta; McLaughlin, Rory; O'Connor, Noelle; Griselain, Sandra (Ubiquity Press, 2023-10-27)
    This paper reports on the initial phase of a National Forum funded Learning Enhancement Project (LEP), under the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement (SATLE) funding stream. The purpose of the LEP is ...
  • Improved learning outcomes and teacher experience: a qualitative study of team-based learning in secondary schools. 

    Darby, Stella; O'Hanlon, David; Casterson, Stephen; Harding, Nuala; O'Brien, Anne-Marie; Quinn, Gemma; Urmeneta, Oscar; Tweddell, Simon; (Elsevier, 2023-06-11)
    Based on the benefits of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in higher education, our project investigated possible benefits of TBL in secondary education. We found that, despite challenges, the benefits of using TBL in secondary ...
  • European Team-Based Learning (TBL) Symposium 2022 

    Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest; O'Brien, Anne Marie (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022-05)
    European Team Based Learning Community (ETBLC) The aim of the ETBLC is to disseminate Team-Based Learning to educators and educational institutions across Europe. We seek to create a continental TBL network made up ...
  • Using Peer Evaluation For Assessment ‘As’ Learning 

    Seery, Mairead (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context All Year 1 students in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering take a module in semester 2 called Communication for Engineering. One of the learning outcomes of the ...
  • 4S (Significant, Same, Specific, Simultaneous) Application Exercise –Alternatives to Multiple Choice 

    O'Hanlon, David (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    The 4S (significant, same, specific simultaneous) model helps to ensure that educators design TBL application exercises which will facilitate engaging whole-class discussions. The type of application exercise most ...
  • Multiple Choice 4S (Significant, Same, Specific, Simultaneous) Application Exercise 

    Duffy, Stephanie (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    This strategy is used to teach an Organisational Management module to a second-year group of Accounting students, with approximately 40 students in the class. The 4S Application Exercise forms a core part of the Team ...
  • Team Based Learning: The Power of The Readiness Assurance Process (R.A.P) 

    McCormack, Natasha (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Team-based learning (TBL) represents a new and innovative pedological strategy and is commonly used in the medical field. It has been suggested to result in better learning outcomes than traditional “lecture style” ...
  • Team Based Learning: An Introduction 

    O'Hanlon, David; Duffy, Stephanie; McCormack, Natasha; Seery, Mairead (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Team Based Learning (TBL) is an educational design pattern that was originally developed by Larry Michaelsen of the University of Oklahoma in the late 1970s. TBL has a compelling evidence base which indicates that ...
  • Speed Dating For Ideas Generation 

    Tynan, Elaine (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context Group activity, ideally 5 or more people. Helps come up with ideas and build on each other’s ideas.This can be used as a starting point for an assessment. Implementing the ...
  • Fairy-Tales, Role Plays & Groupwork 

    Mather, Mathew (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    This strategy is inspired by: Case Studies, Fish-Bowl Learning, Role Plays, Using Visuals, Cooperative Learning and Group work, Group Presentations, A Guest Speaker and E-tivities. Teaching & Learning Context This ...
  • Interpreting A Turnitin Feedback Report 

    O'Donoghue, Catherine (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context Working to support academic writing skills across the whole university, an instructional video on how to use the information presented in a Turnitin feedback report was ...
  • Three-stage MCQ quiz for first years (using moodle & either Zoom or IT room) 

    Cuskelly, Geraldine (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context Subject domain - BSc Nutrition & Heath Science & BSc Physical Activity & Health Science (Year 1) (n= ~60) Brief rationale for why you use this learning approach Previously ...
  • TUS iMac Orchestra: sound synthesis, ensemble performance and improvised solo performances 

    Duffy, Patrick Mark (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context This activity is inspired by the works of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and the Huddersfield Experimental Laptop orchestra (HELO). These groups consist of students, ...
  • Digital Badge Accreditation 

    Lucey, Sharon (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context This active learning strategy was introduced to all undergraduate programmes within the department: BBus (Hons) in Business Studies (Enterprise & Innovation), BBs (Hons) in ...
  • Deploying H5P Interactive Video To Displace F2F Learning In Blended Learning 

    Ryan, Seamus (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Context A Year 1 Business Mathematics module (n = 30-40) is being re-configured for blended learning. Displacing some of the face to face teaching with video resources (such as YouTube clips) or narrated ...
  • Discussion Forums: Using The PHdd Strategy 

    Ryan, Michael F. (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    ‘PHdd’ (Post, Harvest, display & discuss) is an advanced version of the more frequently used ‘forum post’ with two additional layers that embed learning through a summary display of key ideas posted, followed by an ...
  • Harnessing “WebWork” Platform To Engage Students 

    Browne, Patrick (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context In the academic year 2021/22 I have scaled up use of the “WebWork” platform for my mathematics courses. WebWork is an online platform allowing students to try mathematics ...
  • Developing Writing Skills Through Weblogs 

    Connolly, Emer (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Many students struggle with writing at one time or another and find academic writing “daunting” (Carlse, 2019, p. 183). One strategy I used previously while lecturing in the media in two universities was to implement ...
  • Gaining Insight Into Students’ Difficulties Using KWL 

    Walsh, Aoife (Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, 2022)
    Summary of Teaching & Learning Context Peer Assisted Student Support, (PASS) is an optional 5-credit module available to second year students at TUS: MMW (only Athlone campus currently). Between 30 – 40 students ...

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