The LTTC is committed to supporting DIT staff in developing their knowledge and skills in the use of information and communication technologies to support and enhance interactions for learning. To this end, we provide a range of services in the areas of training, support, consultancy and development.
Throughout the academic year we facilitate a wide range of training workshops, and one-to-one tutorials, on everything from getting started with eLearning and webcourses.dit.ie, to the use of Facebook and Twitter in education, mobile phones to enhance learning, and SMS texting to support part-time students. Also, we provide dedicated, individualised support for all staff whatever their eLearning needs, and run a week-long eLearning Summer School each year.
In addition to this, we work frequently on a consultancy basis either assisting staff groups in the implementation of eLearning on a programme / department and school-wide basis, and in the development of multimedia resources for use with those students, or in the design, development and implementation of quality elearning CPD modules which are used by professionals from a range of industries. Using various eLearning models, these CPD courses allow professionals to update their skills and knowledge at a time and place of their choice.
We also provide extensive phone and face-to-face support to academic staff, particularly to facilitate effective use of webcourses.
DIT students now use webcourses as part of their daily learning experience. If you are new to webcourses, we recommend you attend an introductory workshop. Check the workshop calendar for an upcoming course. You can use the Webcourses Admin section on this page (see left) to apply for a new webcourses account. However, it is strongly recommended that you attend some training in advance of using webcourses for the first time.
Using the webcourses admin section, you can setup a new module by completing the application form create new module. It will be submitted to the Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre (LTTC) and is normally processed within 3 days. From September 2012 students will be automatically enrolled in most webcourses modules and it will be up to individual lecturers to review the student lists and then make their individual webcourses modules available to the students. Information on this process will be circulated to all staff in September 2012.