African Leadership in ICT project 

The Centre initiated a project in collaboration with the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative which involved the development and implementation of a blended learning programme for African leaders in the area of Leadership in ICT and the Knowledge Society. This programme is now accredited as a Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and the Knowledge Society by Dublin City University. Further details of these developments and the international global network of practitioner-researchers.

Play4Guidance 2014 – 2017 

Education and training play a crucial role in cultivating entrepreneurial mindset but needs to be adapted and linked more closely to the world of work.

Entrepreneurship education is centred on helping people ‘turn ideas into action’, which requires active methods of engaging them in order to release their creativity and innovation. This project PLAY4GUIDANCE addresses this through introducing a business game into educational settings to:

  • boost entrepreneurial culture in young Europeans
  • link  the world of education/training with the world of work, in order to update students’ curricula to companies’ real needs
  • get young Europeans ready for new businesses and to reduce EU unemployment

Inspiring Science: A World of eLearning tools (2013-2016)

Inspiring Science has over 30 project partners across Europe and is the largest EU funded project. A World of eLearning tools and resources for Scientific Disciplines (2013-2016) will significantly contribute to a) the implementation of the “Digital Agenda for Europe” and in particular Action 68 “Mainstream eLearning in national policies for the modernisation of education and training, including in curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers”.  The Inspiring Science Education project team will design and plan the implementation of large‐scale pilots to stimulate and evaluate innovative use of existing eLearning tools and resources (e.g. interactive simulations, educational games, VR and AR applications, modelling and data analysis tools, eScience applications, as well as, digital resources from research centres, science centres and museums) for scientific disciplines and technology.  DCU project team: Margaret Farren, Yvonne Crotty, Martin Owen, Claire Kelly

Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Education (2010-2013)

Pathway consists of 25 project partners across Europe and including Russia and USA. It brings together experts in the field of science education research and teachers’ communities, scientists and researchers involved in pioneering scientific research, policy makers and curriculum developers to promote the effective widespread use of inquiry and problem based science teaching techniques in primary and secondary schools in Europe and beyond. In 2013 the Pathway team, Margaret Farren, Martin Owen, Yvonne Crotty, and William McTiernan facilitated a number of workshops on IBSE at education centres, schools and at national conferences.

Online e-moderating course

The design and development of an e-Moderating course for the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE).  The online couse is aimed at existing and new e-tutors in post-primary schools.  This online course has been further developed for DCU academic staff. Project details

e-Life Connecting People Project

An ongoing project which aims to share the e-media accounts of practitioner-researchers on the M.Sc Education and Training Management (eLearning) as they ask, research and answer the question, ‘how do I improve my practice?’ The strength of this project is its focus on how practitioners can improve practice in relation with others as they generate knowledge through an action research approach. Project details 


This project was funded by the Learning Innovation Unit, DCU and describes and explains how to find and use digital educational content.

Guiding the Way Forward - a career exploration programme for senior cycle students in disadvantaged settings. Project Details

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