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Since its foundation in 2000, Hibernia College has delivered a suite of educational programmes through blended
learning. Blended learning is a combination of interactive online activities and traditional face-to-face tuition
integrated in pedagogically powerful ways. Constantly building on our experience and availing of the most
up-to-date technologies, we continue to provide innovative blended learning programmes to develop the
knowledge and skills key to our students’ professional success.

In the past 10 years, Hibernia College students have:

learning_hours
,500,000

Online learning hours completed

webinar
,000

Online webinars attended

assessment
,000

Online assessments submitted

In the same time period, Hibernia College staff have:

content_packages
,500

Content packages
published

learning_technical
,000

Learning and technical
support issues resolved

infrastructure
.9%

99.9% Infrastructure
uptime maintained

Principles that inform our approach to teaching and blended learning include:

  • A social constructivist approach recognising that learning is built upon previous knowledge and placing the student at the centre of the learning process
  • Technology to enhance student experience, strengthen teaching and assessment and support innovation and research activities
  • Considerable effort to ensure College lecturers possess the knowledge and skills to effectively facilitate online discussion and community building
  • Ongoing research and development to monitor advances in digital learning and maintain currency and excellence
  •  Vibrant online communities to support students, which arebuilt and fostered with the Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson and Archer, 2000)

Hibernia College has pioneered a highly interactive blended learning model that combines high-quality online education programmes with tutor-supported face-to-face learning activities.

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