Piloting an Online Version of the ABC Learning Design Framework

Yesterday a team consisting of Clare Gormley, Suzanne Stone and Rob Lowney  in the Teaching Enhancement Unit in the NIDL gave a presentation sharing  their experiences of developing an online version of the increasingly popular ABC Learning Design Framework. This talk was part of a webinar series organised by the ABC Learning Design team at UCL.


Since campus closures and social distancing restrictions were introduced back in March, the team has been working on piloting an online format of the ABC LD workshop to support DCU staff. Over 150 webinar participants were interested in hearing more about this experience and how the ABC LD Framework is being used more generally at DCU to help scaffold the pedagogical design of modules and programmes for teaching online.  In this respect, the ABC Framework is becoming a key tool alongside several other initiatives in the NIDL to help enable DCU’s teaching staff to better harness the potential of online education. A key strength of  the ABC LD Framework is its strong pedagogical focus which is anchored in one of the most well articulated theories of teaching and learning.

A recording of this presentation is available at the following link:


Latest Moodle Munch Webinar: Universal Design for Learning

A recorded video and related slide-decks are now available from the latest (12th May) presentations in the Moodle Munch webinar series. Last week’s webinar included a talk by Suzanne Stone and Karen Buckley from the NIDL’s Teaching Enhancement Unit on how the principles of Universal Design for Learning have been embedded in Moodle through the development of a related toolkit. This was followed by a presentation reporting the digital architecture at Hibernia College located in the wider context of the DigCompEdu Competence Framework.

• Presentation 01 Slides: UDL Toolkit for Moodle

• Presentation 02 Slides: Moodle: part of digital architecture for T&L

Our next webinar in the MoodleMunch series takes place on Tuesday 2nd June. DCU will deliver a presentation on its Moodle integration with the video service Unicam, which allows students to express themselves in video format for learning and assessment activities. Dublin Business School will present on its integrated system to capture, organise and share recorded lectures and related resources with its learners. You can register to attend this webinar on Zoom. A full MoodleMunch schedule is also available in this document.