Success for Learning Portfolio Team

The Association for Learning Technology’s (ALT) Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology.  This year’s Awards and ALT conference were held at the University of Manchester, September 11th to 13th.


We are delighted to report that the Learning Portfolio Team from Dublin City University (DCU) was selected as the winner of the Learning Technologist of the Year Team Award for their support for the successful implementation of our Learning Portfolio (Loop Reflect). The Learning Portfolio platform, based on Mahara, now has over 10,000 users and is regularly used in many different contexts by staff and students across all of DCU’s faculties. The team is jointly led by Mark Glynn and Lisa Donaldson, and supported by student eterns Chloe Langan, Niamh Gurrin and Mirenda Rosenberg.

In addition to the judges choice Team award, the Learning Portfolio team was pleased and honoured to be have been selected by ALT peers for the Community Choice Award. Their success is being recognised by these two awards would not have been possible without the willingness of faculty staff to successfully innovate and implement Loop Reflect in a range of modules and programmes across the University. The above video provides a brief summary of the Learning Portfolio initiative at DCU supported by the Teaching Enhancement Unit.