Case Studies in Teaching
The following case studies demonstrate inspiring teaching practices and projects taking place throughout DCU.
In this case study Michael Farrell shows how he reduced the risk of student plagiarism by controlling his assessment by affecting students’ rationalisation processes, taking from the principles of business fraud.
This case study written by Andrea Cleary & Dr. Máire Ní Bhroin, shows how they used art journals to encourage students to record their individual learning pathways. This approach also motivated and challenged students in an authentic way.
This study, developed by Ann Marie Farrell, shows how an assessment designed with multiple tasks and scaffolded learning opportunities, combined with clear direction on how to complete the assessment tasks encouraged and supported students to develop their own work.
This case study demonstrates how Dr Monica Ward used presentations as a form of ensuring students integrity. These presentations also facilitated Monica providing timely feedback to students.
Using written simulations demonstrates how Professor Iain McMenamin designed authentic and current assessment (principle 6) that challenged and motivated students (principle 5).
This case presents how Evelyn Kelleher assesses large cohorts of students by replacing paper-based face-to-face practical exams with online video submissions.
In this case study David Kennedy explains how he transformed a traditional face-to-face module into an interactive asynchronous online format and what the impact was for him and his students.
This case study discusses how a course was developed with the aim of addressing a gap in the provision of professional development for the OEU team of part-time online educators.
This case study demonstrates how the ABC workshop assisted in the development of the validation proposal for the new programme and will contribute even more substantially to accreditation if validation is successful.
This case study shows how language students use the recordings of their virtual exchanges with native speakers of their target language using Zoom video conferencing for online language learning.
Assessment of manual handling tasks and the provision of suitable training is a legal requirement and the Health and Safety Office (HSO) fulfils this function.