Exciting New Opportunities for Doctoral Study in Digital Learning – Scholarships Available Too

We are pleased to announce that a new Digital Learning strand or professional focus is now available in our internationally regarded Doctor of Education (EdD) programme which is offered through DCU’s Institute of Education. The EdD programme is ideal for part-time doctoral students working in education and/or training environments who are returning to postgraduate study, as there are significant benefits and advantages of collaborating with fellow doctoral candidates, and a team of experienced DCU researchers, as part of a supportive cohort. Applications are now open for the first intake of students in the Digital Learning doctorate.

We are also delighted to announce that the DCU Institute of Education, in association with the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), invites applications for two new Doctoral Scholarships for research in the area of Digital Learning. IMG_6261.jpgThese scholarships will cover 50% of the cost of EdD programme registration fees for the first two-years of study. More information about how to apply for the Doctoral Scholarships can be found on the following website:

Apply for EdD Scholarships in Digital Learning

In preparing your scholarship application you may also wish to view the list of DCU staff who are research active in the area of Digital Learning and their wide range of interests and scholarly outputs. Should you require any further information about undertaking a doctorate in the Digital Learning area then please contact Dr Enda Donlon in the Institute of Education or Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning.


Report on the Learning Portfolio in Higher Education: Invitation to Launch of Critical Review of the Literature

Professor Brian MacCraith, The President of Dublin City University (DCU), cordially invites Irish educators, researchers and other stakeholders with an interest in Learning, Teaching and Assessment to the launch of “The Learning Portfolio in Higher Education”.

1.jpgThis report provides a critical review of the literature in a growing area of national and international interest, and is a joint collaboration between the Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE) in the DCU Institute of Education and the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL).

Professor Brian MacCraith will open the event and outline DCU’s strong commitment to using new digital technology to promote critically self-reflective learners with 21st Century skills. DCU’s leadership in “Assessment for Learning” and the effective pedagogical use of learning portfolio in higher education was further recognised in January 2018 with an invitation to become an official Mahara supporter.

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, will formally launch the report. Guests and attendees will also have an opportunity to briefly hear from the authors on the current status of the literature in the field, and a hard copy of “The Learning Portfolio in Higher Education” will be available at the end of the launch. Light refreshments will also be served.

Following the launch an open access PDF version of the report will downloadable from both the CARPE and NIDL websites. At this stage we have yet to confirm whether the launch will be recorded or lived streamed but an update and any relevant web links will be provided closer to the event.

 Date: Wednesday, February 14th

Time: 4.00pm (GMT)

Venue: Room C205, Belvedere House, DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin

For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday February 8th to: