Mi:Lab's work with the National Recognition of Prior Learning Project

From 2021-2022 Mi:Lab worked with the National Recognition of Prior Learning Project to complete service mapping research documenting the current methods for providing access to Recognition of Prior Learning pathways into and through Higher Education. This extensive research saw Mi:Lab make a series of recommendations to the National Project. One output from this research was a video which captured the experiences of students who have engaged in the RPL process across different Irish Higher Education Institutions. Check it out below:

Thrown in the deep end

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, students and staff from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the globe were forced to continue their teaching and learning in a remote fashion. Online teaching and assessment methods were relied upon to facilitate student learning. Students and staff from across the Higher Education (HE) setting found themselves working long hours and seeing their work, study and family lives seep into one, as the home environment became the hub of everyday life. The Maynooth University Innovation Lab (Mi:Lab) recognised that it was important to document the experience of teaching, working and learning in these challenging times. In this document we portray a selection of staff and student stories, and present a number of findings, framed as questions, which we hope will act as a catalyst for change as we begin to return to campus and consider how HE might evolve. 

To access an online version of the document, please click here