Technology Engaged Communities

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Technology Engaged Communities
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 7902
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Limerick Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Flexible, Online
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Start Dates: September

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Duration 10 weeks. First session on-site at Moylish campus, all other sessions will take place in an online classroom environment on Thursday evenings.
Course Fee

Once a student has been accepted to a course of study through Flexible Learning, the fee can be paid using one of the methods outlined below:
1: Card Payment
Payment by credit/debit card is possible either in person at the Flexible Learning O...

Entry Requirements This programme is open to those who wish to enter or return to Higher Education in line with the National Plan and who wish to enter Third Level Education.
Financial Support

Expand+Lit Student Concession Fees
Students registered on full time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at LIT at the time of registration, may be eligible for a 25% reduction on Flexible Learning programme fees and are also eligible for substantial ...


Expand+Qualification: Certificate in Technology Engaged Communities (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 10 Credits).

Flexible Learning Withdrawal And Refund Policy
Students who wish to withdraw from a Flexible Learning Programme of study, must do so offici...

Course Content

The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the ways in which communities can demonstrate creative uses of open hardware technology. Specifically, the programme will outline how technology may utilise public spaces that prioritis...

Subjects Taught Content
• Introductory module covering basic computer skills and LIT's online course delivery system
• Contextualising technology within communities
• The social impact of open hardware and software movements
• Social medial and crowd-sourced technology aimed at community engagement.
• Ethical mindfulness in the gathering and analysis of community data.
• Technical understanding of open hardware and how to customise hardware for community led projects.
Assessment Method The programme's modules will be assessed through 100% continuous assessment. Learners will submit assignments through an online submission system comprising a case-study and a hardware project blog at the end of each module.
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802

For academic queries:
Contact: Flaithri Neff
Location LIT Moylish & Online