The provision of online lectures and the use of interactive tools means students can be better prepared ahead of classes and seminars. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris recently launched a project aimed at examining how higher level education could learn from (...)

Following the return of on-campus education, many universities will retain elements of online or distant learning in their delivery model.

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, Mahar(...)

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail might seem like a cliché at this stage but to be fair, the saying does ring true.

The following are some tips students should be mindful of when using a virtual learning environment in the coming year. 1 Course delivery How the cou(...)

All third-level institutions have a range of digital tools at their disposal but most are anticipating a return of some on-campus and in-person activity.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As the roll-out of the vaccine programme picks up pace, third-level institutions are putting their finishing touches on next year’s programmes. While(...)

Hybrid learning, Webinars and Synchronous learning: many of these concepts are interrelated – and they all involve learning – but what do they mean individually?

Students registering at third-level for the first time in September will most likely be signing up for some form of blended learning programme and are(...)

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(...)

Sophie Carey, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Deserted campuses, lectures from the living room and uncertainty around when normal college life will return are just some of the ways Covid-19 has af(...)

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(...)

Some teachers introduced new elements such as online cooking to their lessons.

Educators adapted fast to the pandemic and parents gained a new insight into the real challenges of being a teacher. So how did they find the experien(...)

Quadrangle Building, National University of Ireland Galway: Students will soon have to finalise their course choices for the CAO.  Photograph: iStock

The coming academic year will be like no other in the history of further and higher education, both within Ireland and internationally. Third-year un(...)

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