Mapping digital skills and knowledge
for staff and students
in Irish Higher Education

Project Overview

All Aboard is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to identify the wide range of skills and knowledge that students, and all those who work in higher education, will need to feel confident and creative when learning, working and exploring the digital world.

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.

All Aboard seeks to be a collaborative enquiry that will build on so many excellent examples of high quality research,  training and cooperative projects that have gone before us or which are currently underway.

Our Goals

Digital Skills

Drafting a ‘National Digital Skills Framework’  which is rich, dynamic and community-owned.


Resource Development

Developing and disseminating training materials for self-study; groupwork; integration into existing programmes, graduate attribute profiles; or to support facilitators and trainers.

Digital Badges

Piloting and implementing the use of Digital Badges as a means of recognizing achievement and motivating learners and organisations.



Running a number of events at local and national levels, supporting those who want to feel empowered by appropriate and creative technology use in teaching, learning and related work.



Introductory Video

Team Members


Iain MacLaren (NUI Galway)
Aine Galvin (UCD)
Jonathan Flynn (UCD)
Gobnait O’Riordan (University of Limerick)
Deirdre Ryan (Mary Immaculate College)
Leone Gately (UCD)
Sharon Flynn (NUI Galway)
Liz Dore (University of Limerick)
Gráinne Mc Grath (NUI Galway)
Anne O’Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College)
Aoife Geraghty (University of Limerick)
Blaneth Mc Sharry (NUI Galway)
Michelle Tooher (NUI Galway)