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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. The awards are administered and approved by members of the Learning Innovation Unit and on the advice of the Learning Innovation Advisory 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 at the end of January 2008.

In summary, a total of 35 applications were received, seeking €365,772 in funding; 10 awards were made, amounting to an allocation from the LIF of €91,146.

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

Malcolm BradyBUSIMOTE: Business Simulation Models for Teaching

Patrick FloodLeadership and Change in the Private, Public and Community Sectors: A Video Series

Kathy Monks The Development of an On-Line Postgraduate Research Portfolio

Anne Sinnott Development of BEST T&L Materials and Resources

Brian Corcoran Video Podcasts of Science and Engineering Labs

Dermot Brabazon/David Molloy Online Video Resources to Enable and Enhance Experiential Learning

Margaret Farren Discover2Expose: How to Find and Use Educational Digital Content

Yvonne Daly Comparing the Effect of Simulations at Post and Undergraduate Levels

Justin Rami An Audit of Academic Staff’s Perceptions of Their Assessment Practices

Niamh O’Sullivan – Moodle Based Course on Essential Mathematical Skills