Archive for TI

CollegeLives Episode One

Posted in Life with tags , on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“I tuned into College Lives, a half-hour audio segment on TippFM at 6:30 on Saturday evening. We had the bog-standard FM radio running in the kitchen and I walked around the house listening to TippFM online on my iPod Touch with TuneIn Radio …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 7 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]

Prepping for Interviews

Posted in teaching with tags on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“Recent graduates from Tipperary Institute occasionally return to the college to pass along tactics that worked for them in landing jobs. Some recurring themes about honesty, attitude and work flow are worth noting here … (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 25 January]

Collegelives in the Studio

Posted in Life, teaching with tags on 20 January 2011 by Steve

“We have started recording episodes of College Lives in Tipperary Institute and plan to have the first 24 minutes ready for broadcast on TippFM before Valentine’s Day …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 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]

Tipperary Students Petition Local TD on Education Cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“Tipperary Institute students’ union will present local Independent TD Michael Lowry with a petition of over 500 signatures of students, who are opposing cuts to Higher Education in the Budget 2011 …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 12 November]

The New Dawn of Personalcasting

Posted in teaching with tags , on 10 September 2010 by Steve

“Most of my new students have no idea they are carrying more authoring and distribution equipment with them than many third level Irish universities avail in their computer labs. With some of the newer smartphones, it’s very simple to set up individual personalcast channels …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 10 September]

Multimedia Induction Year Seven

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 September 2010 by Steve

“Today marks the seventh consecutive time I’ve met a classroom full of students starting a third level multimedia degree at Tipperary Institute. The honours degree programme has run longer than that but I haven’t been around for every induction session. Today’s cohort is the largest we’ve had …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 6 September]

Planning for the Arrival of Millennials

Posted in Life with tags on 5 September 2010 by Steve

“A new cohort of third level students arrives in Tipperary Institute next week and many of those students will be part of the Millennial Generation. Although sociologists may disagree on the precise range of the date of birth of this group of students, I think it’s fair to say they were born before 9/11 and that they are most probably the off-spring of families who remained in Ireland during the tough days of the 80s …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 5 September]

Creativity in Higher Education

Posted in teaching with tags on 3 September 2010 by Steve

“We just passed a major milestone in launching a Web Business for Business minor award in Tipperary Institute and along with filling at least half of our projected seats for the programme, I’m getting direct queries from potential students. This proves two things …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 2 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]

When Two in Six Make the Grade

Posted in teaching with tags on 18 March 2010 by Steve

“It hurts to write about failure but failure is what I sometimes see when I click through my Flickr photostream, viewing photos of some classroom sessions. I have a series of random moments snapped during first year classroom activities in Tipperary Institute and it’s unusual if more than half of the people in the photos actually graduated …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 18 March]

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]

My Tipperary Education Technology Group

Posted in teaching with tags , on 12 January 2010 by Steve

“Through gale force winds, sleet and snow to my Tipperary Education Technology Group I go. These are ad hoc desktop sessions with Mike Kiely, John Jennings (both at left), Eamon Dalton, Mike Bulfin and John Hannafin. The combined peer review offered by this cluster of people is worth 1000 euro an hour because that’s the amount of savings I’ve seen accrued during a 30 minute desktop web conference …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 12 January]

Tipperary Institute

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 12 December 2009 by Steve

“… We have a serious issue with the Tipperary Institute, although I acknowledge the recent efforts of the Minister for Education and Science and his officials, the voluntary board and all public representatives in Tipperary. We had a problem with the McCarthy report, which recommended the closure of the institute and I acknowledge the efforts of everybody, not least the Department and the Minister for staving off that challenge …” (more)

[Mattie McGrath, Dáil Debates, 10 December]

The Shannon Suir Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 10 December 2009 by Steve

“One of the embers still glowing after one of the most brutal budgets in Irish history is Tipperary Institute. The Minister for Education gave the 10-year-old institution a lifeline in exchange for producing a scoping document that could pull both Tipperary Institute and the Limerick Institute of Technology into one overall organisation. I would call it the Shannon Suir Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 10 December]

Future Third Level Education in Tipperary

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 4 December 2009 by Steve

“Tipperary Institute faces widespread reform in order to avoid closure. I work in Tipperary Institute as a creative multimedia lecturer. I’ve never worked with such a high percentage of mature students before and it’s for their future success that I hope the institution is able to flex with the demands of austerity. Ireland’s leading austerity pundit, Sean McCarthy, has recommended Tipperary Institute be closed or merged with another third level institution …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 29 November]

Socnets Complement College Life

Posted in Life with tags , on 17 November 2009 by Steve

“A few weeks ago, college students in Tipperary Institute placed chairs and desks around common areas with descriptions of college societies. At the time, I thought passersby might have also enjoyed learning about the vibrant online societies that occupy students’ time. While at my desk (video at right), I’ve seen several online networks that attract a lot of interest from our third level students …” (more)

[Inside View from Ireland, 17 November]

Tipperary Institute Graduate Wins Regional Seedcorn Competition

Posted in research with tags , on 14 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“David Conde, a software developer from Tipperary Institute is part of a two-man team that won €25,000 in the regional finals of Intertrade Ireland. David works with Adrian Skihill at Calom Technologies in the National College of Ireland’s Business Incubation Centre. Together they have won top honours in the Dublin Emerging Company Category of this year’s Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Competition …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 14 November]

The Battle for Tipperary Institute

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Even with the greatest number of recent graduates and the highest amount of incoming students in a decade, Tipperary Institute faces real scrutiny by the Irish government. The government has spent more than €100 million on third level education in County Tipperary since 2009. Using just an accountant’s weighing scales, the McCarthy report says the college should be closed and its property sold off. As reported on local radio, in regional newspapers and by several national broadsheets, the locals are outraged …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 8 October]