Research Team:
Dr Donal Canty, Dr Niall Seery, Dr Adrian O’Connor, Jeff Buckley
Andrew Doyle, Joe Phelan and Tomás Hyland

The DALTA project at UL is an IRC (Irish Research Council) funded project being lead by Dr Donal Canty. The project strives to utilise technological developments to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in a way that will support effective pedagogy and authentic student centred learning. Technology enhanced and mediated learning has shown much promise and there are numerous examples of technologies that have enhanced teaching, learning and assessment in our schools and beyond. However, work is required to synthesise these offerings so as to support, acknowledge, and reward individual differences, interpretations and conceptions, to further improve schooling as a whole. With the increasing use of portfolios and e-portfolios in education to capture pupil learning, their use and purpose has become the centre of much scrutiny and acclaim. Validly assessing the skills and performance of pupils captured through portfolio based mediums is a central focus of this research project.

The map below illustrates the the location of schools with teachers who have attended workshops run through the DALTA project.