Schools are getting to test Google Expeditions, a virtual reality tool that allows students to ‘visit’ far-flung places such as Machu Picchu and outer space
The picture painted in a survey of recent graduates is broadly positive – although only a third of arts graduates feel their education is relevant
NUI Galway tries to calm students’ frazzled nerves with new stress-busting initiatives
Undergraduates at many Irish third-level institutions can now mix core modules with subjects outside that sphere. Is this broadening-out process the future of third level?
DCU’s Lego innovation studio is developing creative approaches to teaching science and maths. It might sound like a gimmick but it seems to be working
Although there is broad agreement that ignoring technology is not an option, many teachers remain unconvinced about the merits of some computer-based approaches
Despite a funding crisis, Trinity College Dublin has ambitious plans to expand towards Grand Canal Dock. Provost Patrick Prendergast spells out his vision and his concerns for third level
Board games developed by Israeli chess masters are being used in a Dublin primary school to foster problem-solving and critical thinking
Students from disadvantaged areas are still much less likely to progress to higher education. The challenges have been identified, but how do we go about bridging the social divide?
No real allowances are made for students who have seizures during a Leaving Cert exam, even though it can seriously damage their prospects of reaching third level
Go over your mock papers in detail: they are a map to better performance in the actual exams
Recruitment firms are luring teachers abroad with higher wages, as pupil numbers here grow and many Irish schools struggle to find substitutes
College warned that State funding could be withheld if it fails to meet targets
One of the first big problems facing a new minister will be the issue that is being described by some as ‘the Irish Water of higher education’
The Interschools Music Festival at the Dublin school gives some 1,000 students a chance to shine and provides a great confidence boost
Without funding reform, third-level institutions will not be able to cope with demand
Clic News, a website run by DIT journalism students to provide news to primary schools, is making a big impression. And it’s not all puppies and pop music
More than 25,000 Irish people are enrolled on courses in other EU states, where more than 1,000 degree programmes are offered through English, often with lower entry demands
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