GMIT Mayo Campus

GMIT Mayo Campus

As part of the All Aboard 2017 national initiative to build confidence in digital skills for Learning, the GMIT Mayo Campus is offering a range of events for the general public, primary, secondary schools and local businesses. The events include hands-on workshops and talks. All Aboard is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to identify the wide range of skills and knowledge that students, and all those who work in higher education, will need to feel confident and creative when learning, working and exploring the digital world. 

Last update: 23/06/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/11/2016
End date: 30/06/2017

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: YES
Yes, GMIT has been allocated funding by All Aboard

GMIT Mayo Campus

The Mayo Campus specialises in nursing and outdoor education, as well as offering courses in business, technology, health sciences and more.

Qualitative Impact

The impact of this event is that the wider community will become aware of the range of digital skills that they can tap into and maybe build confidence to use them in their every day lives or perhaps pursue other courses to improve their digital skills. There are so many challenges to attracting students onto technology courses in Ireland so we are hoping that providing these workshops and talks, that people will realise that they can do it, as well as enjoy it.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People reached through awareness raising activities/all citizens Over 100 participants during the week of events 100 150

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

GMIT Mayo and Galway Campuses offered a series of events for Digital Skills Week from April 3-7th 2017. This was a national event that many third level institutes around the country participated in.
The Mayo Campus ran several workshops and discussion/lecture sessions to engage with local communities and advertised locally as well as on Social Media. We had a range of attendees from Primary Schools all the way up to Third level students, including further education, business people and the general public.
The feedback from attendees, was that it was enjoyable and they felt that they had accomplished something by the end of the sessions.
The workshops offered included building a website, infographics, web analytics and stop motion animation.
GMIT offered 20 workshops and lectures, each ranging from 12 to 20 attendees each.
The feedback from attendees was very positive and they felt that they were more positive about the prospect of trying new technologies.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Organise workshops on building a website, infographics, web analytics and stop motion animation 30/04/2017 Completed
Offer lectures to engage with local communities within Digital Skills Week 30/04/2017 Completed