Dark academia

Posted in Life on November 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The description of where many of us who have or continue to work in third level have found ourselves? Not quite. From the people who brought you cottagecore, behold dark academia, an ‘aesthetic’, that seems determined to combine Harry Potter, preppy and Giles from Buffy in one curious mix …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 1 November]

Should lecturers have to pass a digital literacy test for providing lectures?

Posted in Teaching on November 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“By now, everyone is well-acquainted with the notion of working remotely and learning remotely. Since March 2020, third level–education has primarily been taught in online form. This has led to mixed responses from students, educators, and policymakers alike …” (more)

[Mareen Breslin, SIN, 31 October]


Trinity Education Will be Good for College – But Problems Linger

Posted in Teaching on November 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Trinity Education Project (TEP) has concluded, becoming simply Trinity Education. Over the course of its seven-year development and implementation, the phrase ‘TEP’ became synonymous – for students, at least – with College at its worst …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 31 October]