Archive for LIT

LIT first choice for 1,300 students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“More than 1,300 students have listed the Limerick Institute of Technology as their first preference for third level education. New figures from the Central Applications Office place the Limerick Institute of Technology as the fourth most popular college in the country for level eight programmes …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 20 March]

Teachers still top of class for 31st Dail representation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“… The Dail will have two college lecturers – Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins, who is a former lecturer at the Limerick Institute of Technology, and Joan Burton from DIT …” (more)

[Patricia McDonagh, Independent, 1 March]

UL overcome local rivals to win Fitzgibbon Cup

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

UL 1-17 Limerick IT 2-11 Thomas O’Brien’s 61st-minute goal saw the University of Limerick gain their first Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2002, after a battling display at Waterford IT this afternoon …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 26 February]

Waterford IT the big losers as UCD advance despite defeat

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

LIMERICK IT 1-15 UCD 0-15 FITZGIBBON CUP (sh) Limerick IT deservingly won the battle in an entertaining clash at Belfield yesterday, but by limiting their defeat to a three-point margin, UCD stayed in the war, squeezing through to the quarter-finals at the expense of Waterford IT …” (more)

[Independent, 9 February]

When Graduates Can’t Perform

Posted in teaching with tags , on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“I isten to Helen Shaw, especially when she offers an opinion on the quality of creative multimedia graduates …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 25 January]

Institutes of technology in bid for university status

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“The institutes of technology in Limerick and Carlow could be moving towards a technological university application after signing a collaboration deal …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Anne Lucey, Irish Examiner, 19 January]

Single Touchpoint Views

Posted in teaching with tags , on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“One week into a new academic semester at Tipperary Institute and I already have several work practises that I hope become topics of staff development conversations in LIT. The single most interesting item is my desire to reduce each major academic topic to a single touchpoint in the hands of students …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 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]

One in four first-year students drop out at Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 3 November 2010 by Steve

“The number of first year students dropping out of Limerick Institute of Technology stands at nearly one in four, a report by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has revealed …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 3 November]

Rise in post-grad study

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“More third-level graduates than ever before are opting to further their education rather than enter the labour market. A survey of 2009 graduates at one of the country’s largest institutes – the Limerick Institute of Technology – has revealed that 17% of honours degree students continued to postgraduate education …” (more)

[Herald, 26 October]

Graduates extend education rather than risk joblessness

Posted in teaching with tags on 25 October 2010 by Steve

“It seems graduates may be choosing to stay on in college rather than risking the labour market at the moment. A new study by the Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 25 October]

Musings from a Mature Student

Posted in Life with tags on 22 October 2010 by Steve

“Remember the days when you could get your mum to do your washing and there would be home cooked meal waiting for you when you got home from school? For some of us this is a distant past, as some of us are now the parent …” (more)

[Steven MP Gill, Inside View, 22 October]

LIT to create first franchise centre

Posted in teaching with tags on 8 October 2010 by Steve

“Europe’s first third-level centre for franchise development is to be established at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). The National Franchise Centre will offer specifically tailored training programmes to persons interested in taking up franchise opportunities in Ireland and abroad …” (more)

[Kerrie Kennedy, Irish Examiner, 8 October]

Learning Personalcasting Ideas from Tom Murphy

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 1 October 2010 by Steve

“Like Tom Murphy, I believe everyone needs to learn how to face a camera with confidence. Unlike Tom, I don’t believe Facetime will be the compelling application that makes camera-facing an essential skill of an active citizen. I think personalcasting is a story-telling skill and that’s why I’ve integrated cameraphone moments into the creative multimedia curriculum at LIT-Clonmel’s School of Media …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 30 September]

Reach of a Single Lecture

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“Although we know there are issues with measuring online impact through the use of a single tool, I thought it might be worthwhile to show the reach of a single lecture at LIT-Clonmel. During Tom Murphy’s visit to the campus, several students tweeted his nic and several mentioned the creative multimedia lecture happening on campus. According to Tweetreach, nearly 10,000 people heard about Tom during the past week …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 29 September]

Tom Murphy Visits LIT-Clonmel

Posted in teaching with tags , on 29 September 2010 by Steve

“Tom Murphy the freelance cameraman (shown on the set of Lapps Quay at right) returns to our Tipperary campus to deliver the first guest lecture of the new year. We have worked with Tom on several creative multimedia projects before, one involving a professional broadcast camera with footage that aired on PBS in the States …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 29 September]

Limerick Institute of Technology to expand

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 June 2010 by Steve

“The Government has approved a proposal for Tipperary Institute to become part of Limerick Institute of Technology. The move will create a significantly enlarged Institute of Technology serving Limerick, Clare and North and South Tipperary …” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 11 June]

Hammersley fires WIT into Fitzgibbon quarters

Posted in Life with tags , , on 23 February 2010 by Steve

WATERFORD IT 0-18 UCC 1-10 When it comes to the Fitzgibbon Cup you write off WIT at your peril. Having lost to championship favourites LIT in a hard fought game the previous week the Waterford College needed a win over UCC to secure a home venue in the quarterfinals and were regarded as outsiders to beat last year’s champions at the Mardyke on Tuesday last …” (more)

[Phil Fanning, Waterford News and Star, 23 February]

Classy Canning puts WIT to the sword

Posted in Life with tags , on 16 February 2010 by Steve

LIMERICK IT 0-18 WATERFORD IT 1-11 You just cannot keep Joe Canning out of the headlines these days, for all of the right reasons of course, as, once again, the Portumna prodigy produced a five star performance to steer Limerick I.T. into the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals with four points to spare over a battling Waterford I. T. side in Limerick on Wednesday last …” (more)

[Phil Fanning, Waterford News and Star, 16 February]

Lowry ‘saved’ Tipperary Institute

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 24 January 2010 by Steve

“Michael Lowry, the independent TD who supports the government, claims to have saved the Tipperary Institute (TI) from closure. An Bord Snip had recommended that it be ‘disposed of for the benefit of the exchequer’. The TI, which is based in Thurles in Lowry’s Tipperary North constituency, is now likely to be merged with the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), with no loss of staff or any cut to its budget of about €10m a year …” (more)

[Sarah McInerney, Times, 24 January]