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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    thinking problem solving writing skills team work and communication skills A pilot survey was offered in 2013 to all first year undergraduate final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students Over 12 700 students across 26 higher education institutions participated helping to make the survey representative of the overall student voice In 2014 30 institutions will participate in the survey including all Universities all Institutes of Technology and all Colleges of Education Speaking at the launch Tom Boland CEO of the HEA said Today marks another milestone in the implementation of the National Strategy for Higher Education with the publication of the outcomes of the national pilot study for the Irish Survey of Student Engagement This is the first system wide survey of student engagement in Europe and it will establish the student voice at the heart of higher education policy and practice Joe O Connor President of USI said In order to enhance quality and standards in Higher Education it is vitally important that the voice of the student is listened to and harnessed effectively This survey through this national partnership allows us to gauge student feedback in a way we had previously been unable to I would call on all students to ensure they have their say and for Higher Education Institutions to take this input seriously in implementing initiatives following on from analysis of the data produced Some Results from the Pilot Survey 72 of all participating students reported positive relationships with teaching staff finding them to be available helpful and sympathetic a score of 5 or greater on 7 point scale 62 of all participating students selected often or very often when asked if they were improving knowledge and skills that will contribute to their employability 50 of all participating students selected reported quite a bit or very much when asked if they were solving complex real world problems 60 of all participating students selected often or very often when asked if they used an online learning system to complete an assignment 58 of all participating students selected often or very often when asked if they had conversations with students of a different ethnicity nationality 25 of all participating students selected plan to or done when asked if they were considering Study abroad student exchange 79 of all participating students selected good or excellent when asked how they would evaluate their entire educational experience at their institutional 76 of all participating students selected quite a bit or very much when asked if they spend a significant amount of time studying and on academic work Paul Hannigan President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology and representing Institutes of Technology Ireland said Research shows that positive student engagement favours the development of important skills such as critical thinking problem solving teamwork and communication skills The use of a single comprehensive survey nationally benefits individual institutions and national dialogue around higher education by providing evidence directly from the student as to how we are responding to this challenge in Ireland Mark

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie/news-archive/3171 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Archived News NEWS RELEASE Wednesday 16th October 2013 Brazil announces new undergraduate scholarships for Ireland Brazil announces new undergraduate scholarships for Ireland IOTI Institutes of Technology Ireland welcomes the announcement of the new undergraduate sandwich programme for Brazilian

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie//news-archive/3111 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    now a cornerstone of the Irish educational calendar secondary school students from across Ireland are being called upon to enter the BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition by Wednesday 2nd October Building on the positive momentum in STEM Science Technology Engineering and Maths seen during this year s Leaving Certificate where the numbers of students sitting Chemistry Physics Maths Applied Maths Technology and Biology have increased BT Ireland is calling on students to submit ideas and inventions they have for creating a better future Colm O Neill Chief Executive Officer BT Ireland commented The BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition provides Irish students with a unique platform to meet like minded peers accomplished academics and industry organisations from across the science and technology sectors Not only can the students showcase their ideas in the prestigious competition they can also explore third level education and career opportunities with the organisations who exhibit there The exhibition has thrived for 49 years positively impacting so many people who took part and we re hoping that more and more students and schools will take the opportunity to enter their idea in this milestone year To celebrate the 50 th exhibition BT has partnered with the Institutes of Technology Ireland IOTI and NI regional colleges to find the most creative design for a new award trophy to present to the overall winner of the exhibition Third level students will submit designs for this perpetual trophy and the overall winning entry will be selected by one of Ireland s most celebrated artists Graham Knuttel The winner of the trophy design competition will receive a commemorative trophy of their own a MacBook laptop and the honour of having their trophy design created and presented to the winners of the BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition in 2014 to 2016 Speaking

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie/news-archive/3081 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    at a glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Archived News NEWS RELEASE Thursday 9th May 2013 Science without borders Ciência sem Fronteiras Science without borders Ciência sem Fronteiras Undergraduate applications Ireland is included in the latest undergraduate call for Ireland under CSF announced

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie//news-archive/2881 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Archived News NEWS RELEASE Tuesday 15th January 2013 IOTI partners with BT for Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2013 IOTI partners with BT for Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2013 Institutes of Technology Ireland was once again

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie/news-archive/2601 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Archived News NEWS RELEASE Monday 3rd December 2012 IT Tralee earns top honours for disabled sports IT Tralee earns top honours for disabled sports The Institute of Technology in Tralee has been recognised by the United Nations organisation for Education Science and Culture as a centre of excellence in providing access to sport for people with disabilities IT

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie//news-archive/2551 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    by both organizations the member institutions will promote co operation in the following areas Opportunities for students and graduates of PCHE institutions to pursue studies at the Irish Institutes up to PhD level and for students and graduates of IOTI institutions to pursue studies at the PCHE institutions up to PhD level Professional development of faculty and administrative staff Faculty student and administrative exchanges Partnerships in innovation and applied research including potential for joint research Distance education IOTI is the representative body for 13 of Ireland s Institutes of Technology which are recognized as a major success story in Irish education The Institutes of Technology operate a unique system in that they allow students to progress from two year associate degree programs through bachelor s degree to master s and Ph D The 13 institutions which are located throughout Ireland offer a wide variety of academic programs including the arts sciences and business with many of the institutes having particular expertise in the area of computer technology The agreement between PCHE and IOTI is the first of its kind in the United States This agreement between Pittsburgh s higher education institutions and one of Ireland s nationwide higher education systems is a testament to the quality and diversity of the institutions of higher education that make up PCHE said Kenneth Service executive director of PCHE It is also another example of how Pittsburgh s colleges and universities are contributing to Pittsburgh s growing reputation for excellence around the world Mr Service added that one of the particular strengths of the IOTI schools is their emphasis on supporting business development and commercializing research developments This emphasis reflects a similar effort on the part of PCHE member institutions to contribute to economic development in the community he said This agreement offers opportunities

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie/news-archive/1131 (2016-02-11)
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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Archived News
    from 2014 to study in Irish Institutes of Technology The Memorandum of Understanding MOU will bring a high level delegation to Ireland next summer from 16 Wisconsin Technical Colleges to familiarise themselves with the opportunities for student placement here The MOU covers Student exchange programs including credit course enrolment and internship placement Customised short term student tours Professional development of faculty and administrative staff including exchanges Inter system transfer of student credit and mobility Distance education virtual exchanges and joint online projects Collaboration and innovation in the development of joint projects grant proposals or other mutually beneficial initiatives Wisconsin Technical College System is made up of 16 colleges across the State which offer over 300 programmes to some 380 000 learners each year including two year associate degrees one and two year technical diplomas short term technical certificates and customised training directly for business and industry The average age of students is 29 with approximately 25 being recent high school graduates Wisconsin is situated in the Great Lakes region of north central USA It is the 20 th most populous state in the USA with 5 7 million people and is bordered by the states of Minnesota Iowa Illinois and Michigan The MOU was signed by Gerry Murray Chief Executive of IOTI and Dan Clancy President of WTCS The Wisconsin delegation leading the signing is headed by Dr Geoff Bradshaw Director of International Education Madison Area Technical College on behalf of WTCS who both hailed the agreement as precedent setting in Wisconsin and Ireland Gerry Murray said This agreement is unique because it is system to system not just an agreement between individual institutions It is an exciting opportunity for students from Wisconsin to substantially broaden their education experience by coming to Ireland and for our students to go in

    Original URL path: http://www.ioti.ie//news-archive/1121 (2016-02-11)
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