• The DEIS Department of Education Development is an academic department residing within the School of Humanities in the Cork Institute of Technology.• DEIS began life in 1993 as a research centre set up to carry out an EU-funded project in the area of what was then called open and distance learning (ODL).• In 1996 it became an official Department of Cork Institute of Technology with a mission to “innovate in education for quality and access”.
• Significant research and development activity has been undertaken by the DEIS Department both at a European and national level: o The department continues to be involved in EU-funded research as both project lead or research partner. o Nationally, the department is participating in a range of Enterprise Ireland funded work o Work is also ongoing with regard to a range of commercial projects typically involving the development of e-learning resources for corporate clients.
ELVIN (Language Practice Network)Trans-national project which aims to develop a SocialNetworking Platform and integrated digital repository solution tosupport language learning in the Public Sector.
ENGAGE (Game-Based Learning)Project to create and sustain a European network forincreasing activity in game-based learning in education, includingthe development of a European Games-Based Learning portal.
NATIONAL DIGITAL LEARNING REPOSITORYDEIS is involved in creating learning resources for therepository under the subject of educational technology for highereducation. Resources created so far include:animations, podcasts, instructional videos, infographics, mobile-friendly resources, etc.
Mainstream E-learning Support (CIT)DEIS was commissioned to develop a portal website for theblackboard learning management system in CIT. This websiteincludes information on the blackboard learning managementsystem, useful links and other resources for lecturers,
Animation and Video ProductionDEIS was asked to provide a series of prmootional video ofCIT across the different schools (Business andHumanities, Engineering & Science, CIT Cork school of music, CITCrawford College of Art and Design and the National MaritimeCollege of Ireland)