TEL Projects

Title: ARCH (Augmented Reality for Care and Health)
Year Team Subject Area Tools Used Video Overview
Nov 2017 – Sept 2018 Caroline Mc Keever, Roisin Wilson

TEL Team, Vincent Doherty

Mobile Devices and Augmented Reality Tools Tablets, smartphones, Aurasma, Blippar Link
Project Description/Overview
ARCH is producing online multimedia learning materials showing Social Care placement students how to use Care equipment, accessed via mobile devices and Augmented Reality apps.

Learning content is provided by Health and Care staff, with technical developments by Vincent Doherty from the TEL Team.

Funder: UfI


Year Team Subject Area Tools Used Website
2016 – 2019 Martin Peoples and Kieran Mc Cartney Mobile Devices Tablets, smartphones, specific software or apps later
Project Description/Overview
Tablio focuses on effective use of mobile devices, in particular for differentiation and inclusion. It has a number of useful outcomes that will be of benefit to the College:

  1. Creates a model that can act as a guide to effective use of mobile devices, mostly smartphones and tablets
  2. Collects good practice from across the 6 EU project partner countries, including one from NWRC (Caroline McKeever) and one from St Connor’s Primary School in Omagh
  3. Deliver a number of project case studies where a Teacher Design Team plans and delivers a solution to a learning/teaching problem. One of these will be centred on a NWRC scenario involving an Essential Skills class.

Project timescales: December 2016 to June 2019

Funder: Erasmus+ KA2

Title: DigiJobID
Year Team Subject Area Tools Used Website
2015 – 2017 Catherine Gormley,

Caroline Mc Keever,

Martin Peoples

Use of social media for employability Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Here
Project Description/Overview
This project focussed on the use of social media tools to help young people find a job. It produced a number of outcomes:

  1. A research study of the use of social media among people aged 16 to 26 Potential for using social media in employability, from recruitment experts training materials for staff, who advise young people on getting employment, of how to exploit social media for getting a job
  2. Training materials for teachers and careers advisors to use when training young people on how to use social media to get and keep a job.

The project culminated in a highly successful conference at NWRC on general use of social media in employability, with an emphasis on considerations for managing one’s digital reputation and branding.  Guest speaker were Wayne Denner and Ryan Williams.

Project timescales: December 2016 to August 2017.

Funder: Erasmus+ KA2.

Title: Create a Blended L2 Professional Chef Diploma Course
Year Team Subject Area Tools Used Video Overview
2015-6 John Crowe

Maria Canning

Douglas Walker

Michelle Simpson

Catering Padlet, Quizlet, Zaption, Thinglink, Soundcloud

App developed using Como
Facebook, Youtube

smartphones, iPad, laptops

Project Description/Overview
This project proposed to deliver 2 assignment units and also the underpining Knowledge unit (which consist of 10 closed book exams) of the Professional Chef Diploma Level 2 course through Blended Learning. It constructed a range of mobile assessable resources which includes a centrepiece cross platform mobile app to support teaching and learning for the course.

They identified that the Hospitality Industry as going through unparalleled changes within the current climate:Now more than ever Chefs are in high demand, especially these with fine-dining / Michelin star experience/training are a rare commodity.  A large majority of our catering student have either part-time of full-time positions in all aspects of our local Hospitality Industry.

More than ever the demands to work during normal class time is immense.  To be innovative, progressive we must understand and address this issue. We have to develop a new approach, concepts and strategies to combat this barrier to learning and progression. By embedding Blended Learning in Catering courses we can offer that.Some tools used are described below.

Quizlet – a learning, recall and testing application with a variety of games and tools to aid learning. Banks of questions were created with an average of 15-20 questions for each of the 10 subject areas. Students could review the content and engage in quizzes that tested their knowledge. I could also see their progress and what work had been completed. There was also the element of competition between the class, which the students enjoyed.

Zaption (now replaced by Edpuzzle) – to enhance the underpinning knowledge by that video demonstrations created for key skills and over-laying theory content in the form of knowledge statements and also interactive questions that required responses to measure students’ understanding of the subject. John Crowe created a bank of nearly 250 videos on YouTube of skills and techniques that students can review to aid subject understanding. He also created 17 sections on ThingLink with interactive content including PowerPoints, Videos, Audio files, Pictures, PDF`s, for again support learning and development.

Title: Create a Blended Course – Improve your Numeracy in 30 minutes a day
Year Team Subject Area Tools Used Video Overview
2015-6 Margaret Welsh-Rush

Ultan Mc Nulty

Essential Skills PowerPoint

Captivate used by TEL staff to develop Learning Objects

On Essential Skills Moodle site

Project Description/Overview
This project proposed to develop a 10-hour resource for delivering elements of Essential Skills numeracy using blended learning. The resource would enable students to work through some numeracy skills in their own time, either to supplement delivery in class or in advance of class, also as a support for revision.


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