Archive for ITs

Public Apology to the staff and the students of IT Sligo

Posted in teaching with tags , on 3 February 2011 by Steve

“I would like to issue an apology to the staff and students of IT Sligo after comments I made on my facebook profile a few months back regarding the quality of education delivered there …” (more)

[Darren Bates, 3 February]

Race to be technological first

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Ireland’s institutes of technology are scrambling to hold merger discussions to become the country’s first technological university. This follows a long awaited and much leaked national strategy report which ruled out upgrading existing institutes but held out the prospect of merged institutes, over time, applying for designation as technological universities …” (more)

[John Walshe, University World News, 16 January]

Institutes of technology discuss possible mergers across sector

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“A number of institutes of technology are already discussing possible mergers which are to be urged in the long-awaited higher education strategy being published this morning …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 January]

Super sub Deasmhumnaigh seals it for NUI Galway

Posted in Life with tags , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

NUI Galway 0-11 Sligo IT 0-10 Substitute Fiachra Deasmhumnaigh was the hero for NUI Galway as he landed a late point to secure victory in an entertaining clash at Dangan …” (more)

[Independent, 10 January]

New chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“Dr Brendan Murphy, President of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), has become the chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) for 2011. A native of Tralee, Dr Murphy is a mathematics and statistics graduate and has lectured at CIT since 1974 …” (more)

[Education Matters, 9 January]

Institutes must not cease vital work in rush to university status

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 November 2010 by Steve

“Shortly after I took up my post as president of Dublin City University, I was invited to join selection panels to appoint directors (as the title then was) of two institutes of technology (ITs). This was a new experience for me …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 23 November]

IT Sligo to ‘Simplify’ e-learning

Posted in teaching with tags , on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“Developed by Claire Burge, a graduate of CÉIM, the IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT Enterprise Development Programme, Simplify Learning uses social network concepts in academic environments to help students to learn differently, through sharing knowledge and personal experience …” (more)

[TechCentral.ie, 15 November]