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Distance learning was built into DCU’s DNA from the very beginning, long before the internet arrived in Ireland

Dublin City University What they use: A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching, M(...)

Distance learning was built into DCU’s DNA from the very beginning, long before the internet arrived in Ireland

  Dublin City University What they use A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching(...)

Online learning can be far more engaging than sitting in a lecture hall. Photograph: iStock

Relationships are central to the third-level experience. The pandemic, however, ripped them away, making it more difficult for many students to get t(...)

The programme for government commits the Coalition to establishig a citizens’ assembly on the future of education “ensuring that the voices of young people and those being educated are central”. Photograph: iStock

It’s just a single line in the programme for government – but it has the potential to revitalise education for the 21st century. “We will establish a(...)

The Noble False Widow has become one of the most common species of spiders found in and around Irish urban habitats

Scientists in Ireland have found an alarming rise in Noble False Widow spiders and a new study confirms their bites can require hospital treatment. T(...)

The study examined how stem cells divide in the ovary of the fruit fly. File photograph: iStock

Researchers studying stem cells in fruit flies have discovered an “unexpected” link between a specific protein and infertility, which could have relev(...)

Some women who declined to be vaccinated expressed concern about the possible effects on their unborn babies, Prof Fergal Malone said.  File photograph: Getty

Half of the pregnant women attending the Rotunda Hospital who were offered a Covid-19 vaccine have declined to take it, according to the master of the(...)

A total of 53 per cent said they would like to work remotely several times a week.

More than 95 per cent of working people in Ireland want to continue with some form of remote employment once the coronavirus pandemic ends, a new surv(...)

Blockchain technology: a fraudster’s nightmare. Image: iStock

Blockchain technology is heralding in a fairer world, where producers and buyers can directly exchange goods and services, without the need for banks (...)

Housing, employment and mental health among key challenges for young people. File photograph: iStock

Ireland’s young people are having a tough time of it – as the latest Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) report makes clear – with flat-lini(...)

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