The TEU is DCU’s centre for Teaching and Learning with the primary role of supporting DCU's teaching staff and those who support teaching. We provide research-informed leadership in Teaching, Learning and Assessment guided by DCU’s Strategic Plan and Teaching and Learning Plan and in response to contemporary developments in higher education.


The TEU aims to:


Foster a dynamic community of practice around issues of teaching and learning and technology enhanced learning among our colleagues across the university and its various partners.

Undertake research in the areas of teaching and learning and technology enhanced learning that can inform best practice among academic staff and the wider higher education community.

Promote and recognise excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

Enhance the student experience by providing flexible opportunities for continuous professional development for academic staff.

Contribute to on-going development of relevant policy and strategy at the institutional, regional, and national level in issues relating to teaching and learning and technology enhanced learning.

Facilitate sustainable change and innovative teaching and learning developments in partnership with academic staff and academic programme teams.

The Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) has responsibility for teaching and learning support and development in the University and is part of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL). The Unit is concerned with academic staff development with respect to new approaches to teaching and learning, educational research and the support of a wide variety of educational technologies including Loop.