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This Case Study won best case study at the UCISA Engaging Hearts and Minds forum December 2011. It was then published as part of a best practice guide for engaging academics in the use of technology enhanced learning. That guide can be accessed at


In 2003, the then Learning Technology Team at the Technological University Dublin (DIT) ran, for the first time, a week-long boot camp-type event for its academic staff to facilitate their engagement with technology enhanced learning. That year over fifty academics attended the week which encompassed an innovative combination of workshops and reflective sessions exploring both existing and new technologies and their practical applications with students. The week was such a success that the E-Learning Summer School became a fixed event in the institute’s academic calendar. As an event it has gone from strength to strength, attracting a lot of outside interest. In recent years it has grown to become the Dublin E-Learning Summer School run by DIT under the auspices of the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRHEA). It is a model of good practice and this case study tells its story.