Both the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 and the EU Commission's Report on the Modernisation of Higher Education emphasized the need for high-quality learning environments that are driven by state-of-the-art physical spaces and e-learning platforms. TU Dublin’s impending move to a new consciously designed campus at Grangegorman, and its adoption of the new virtual learning environment, Brightspace, are reflective of these trends. In anticipation of these developments, this paper explores how Brightspace might be integrated into the novel learning spaces created by TU Dublin’s migration to the Grangegorman Campus. The migration presents an excellent opportunity for students and staff to further engage with a new virtual learning environment (VLE), and to bridge the divide between the traditional learning environment and interstitial learning spaces. This paper duly examines the nexus between TU Dublin’s new campus, its state-of-the-art classrooms, and its new VLE. In doing so, it provides a snapshot of Ireland’s first Technological University at present and initiates a discussion about how to sustain collaborative learning experiences at TU Dublin going forward.
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Carolan, Gene; Curran, Cathal; and McCormack, Alan
"New Technologies and New Spaces: Opportunities for Innovative Educational Environments,"
Irish Journal of Academic Practice:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijap/vol8/iss1/5