ENRICh2 Conference 13th December 2017
Partner DCU and Associate Partner Beaumont Hospital delivered a presentation on eCoNNECT (see slide below) at the
Enhancing Nursing through Research & Innovation in Clinical Practice (ENRICh2) Conference 'Beyond Competence, Cultivating Capability'
This was a conference for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It explored how nurses and midwives directly and indirectly transform care and cultivate capability through research, education, collaboration & innovation.
DCU also presented a poster on the technologies used for eCoNNECT (see abstract below)
Poster presentation ‘eCoNNECT: Development of an online/blended learning module using innovative teaching technologies’
Co-authors: Dr. Mark Glynn (Head Teaching and Enhancement Unit), Dr. Daniela Lehwaldt (Assistant Professor), Patrick Doyle (Senior Technical Officer), Dr. Mary Kelly (Assistant Professor), Susan Hourican (Assistant Professor), Dublin City University.
eCoNNECT: enhanced Communication iN Nursing through Exchange of Clinical Teaching experiences’ is an Erasmus+ funded project to produce an online / blended learning module between 2 vocational and 3 higher nurse education institutions from within 3 countries namely Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Module participants will compare clinical teaching and learning experiences and develop key communication competences related to focused interviewing, feedback, assessment and documentation. This poster will outline the innovative teaching technologies that will be used for this project.
Loop: is the virtual learning environment that will serve as a platform for module delivery, testing and evaluation. The platform will be the basis for the learning materials developed in this module, for discussing module content and for sharing video scenarios. All project partners will be trained in Loop during a Joint Staff Training event facilitated by DCU.
Video scenarios: The project is centred around the implementation and testing of video scenarios, this part will be led by DCU in association with Beaumont Hospital. The videos relate to four communication stages of practice placements such as preparation, the beginning of the placement, the middle and the end of the placement. Discussions will be recorded and shared on-line across participating countries. Based on local discussions and learning materials, module participants will develop their own best practice videos for communication during workplace learning and share them with the group.
The project utilises new software and hardware including unicam, axis network cameras and Presonus Bluetube DP V2. Ongoing technical support is available through the DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences Senior Technical Officer and the DCU Teaching and Enhancement Unit.
Presentation at Irish edTech conference
Poster presentation: National Agency meeting in Bonn, Germany - June 2018
Presenter: Frauke Wiedermann (on behalf of the eCoNNECT Team)
On June 12th and 13th 2018, an Erasmus+ monitoring event took place in Bonn, Germany. Project organisations from Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships presented their projects and discussed their project activities.
The monitoring event also included workshops about different topics. Further information can be found at this link:
Below are the eCoNNECT posters presented in Bonn in the three project languages:
Presentation at Sipping Point DCU
St. Patricks and Glasnevin Campus 17th / 18th December 2018
Presenter: Daniela Lehwaldt (on behalf of the eCoNNECT Team)
The Sipping Point is a regular lunchtime session hosted by the Teaching Enhancement Unit at DCU to facilitate the sharing of teaching practice and the spread of new ideas around campuses. Sessions run between 1 - 2 pm.
Title: Creative uses of Videos for Teaching and Assessing
Abstract: This presentation is relevant to those interested in creating videos for teaching and assessment. Funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships, the eCoNNECT project, I will discuss the development of four videos for an online/blended learning module. We used various technologies for filming, editing, and subtitles. H5P technology was used to create moments where students make decisions within the videos. Multilingualism is another aspect, as the module will be tested and run across three countries. During the presentation, I will share my journey from novice to advanced beginner in video production and discuss how technical features will enhance teaching and assessment in this module.