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Adult and Continuing Education | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Higher Education | University Extension
As organisations focus on economic indicators and return on investment their approaches to learning and development opportunities are transformed. In a challenging, competitive climate there is a need to ensure that the long and short term benefits are maximised. This masterclass describes the experience and issues raised for Cork Institute of Technology, a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Ireland in implementing programmes developed in partnership with industry which are mutually beneficial and maintain academic standards. It also addresses the enablers, challenges and barriers in customised course development.
Goggins, D., Sheridan, I., Fallon, D. and Horgan, T., 2014. The Case of VPL and Industry Focused Programmes in Cork Institute of Technology. In: The Power of VPL Validation of Prior Learning as a multi-targeted approach for access to learning opportunities for all. [online] Rotterdam: VPL Biennale, pp.219-226. Available at: https://ec-vpl.nl/downloads/book-2014-english-vplbiennale-the-power-of-vpl.pdf