Learning Innovation Unit, Dublin City University

Learning Innovation Unit

Learning Innovation Fund Awards

The DCU Learning Innovation Fund(LIF) is a special fund designated on an annual basis by the DCU Executive Committee to support strategic innovation and enhancement of the University's Teaching and Learning activities. It is augmented by funding for some specific schemes under the HEA Targeted Initiatives mechanism. The awards are administered and approved by members of the Learning Innovation Unit and on the advice of the Learning Innovation Panel

The maximum available award from the LIF was €15,000 per project. Total project costs may, of course, be in excess of this if the additional funding is being provided from other source(s).

Applications were reviewed by the Learning Innovation Evaluation Panel, according to a detailed evaluation process. Applicants were informed of the outcomes on 6 February 2006.

While all applicants were provided with individual feedback, the Evaluation Panel also compiled a number of general comments on the applications, and the process, as a whole. In summary, a total of 34 applications were received, seeking €376,753 in funding; 14 awards were made, amounting to an allocation from the LIF of €125,320

The award winners and copies of the full original application information are provided below.


Mary Kelly - Promoting student-managed learning of clinical nursing skills using online videos.