This proposal, led by UL, will be implemented through 7 work packages, and overseen by UL’s Dean of Teaching and Learning, Dr Fiona Farr. The lead contacts from each institution, and the relevant Heads of Department are listed here:


InstitutionPlenary Group MemberHead of Department/School
DCUDr Françoise BlinProf. Dorothy Kenny
DITOdette GabaudanDr Christopher Dixon
LITDr Caitríona Ní ChasaideEoghan Sadlier
MICDr Sabine EggerDr Christiane Schönfeld
NUIGDr Laura McLoughlin Dr Kate Quinn
ULDr Liam MurrayDr Cinta Ramblado


Each partner institution will contribute to the implementation and coordination of the work packages as follows:
Work package and coordination Timeframe Details:

  1. Educational Development: Technology (Project Co-ordination) (UL) Jan 2016 – June 2017 Operation and co-ordination, and working with each of the partners.
  2. Research and Evaluation (UL) Jan 2016 – June 2016
    April 2017 – May 2017 Research with target users and final evaluation of the portal.
  3. Digital Literacies for Language Development (DCU) Jan 2016 – June 2017 Design, develop, and pilot a digital literacies toolkit for language learning in line with the All Aboard National Framework for Digital Skills
  4. Language Learning Skills and Practices (NUIG) Jan 2016 – June 2017 Curate existing OERs and where necessary create new materials for the four intralingual skills, as well as domains of use.
  5. Transitions to third level language learning environments (UL) Jan 2016 – June 2017 Curate and create, materials to enhance the transition to language learning in HE.
  6. Localisation Pilot Project (NUIG) Jan 2017 – June 2017 Localise the project website into Irish with a view to creating a template for possible further use with other languages.
  7. Technical Design and Development (UL) Jan 2017 – June 2017 Develop the technical aspects around the portal and the contents from WPs 3, 4, and 5.