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Extended-form Case Study
The virtual learning environment for Ibec Global Graduates 1
Published on September 26, 2019 11 min
Other Talks in the Series: Online Learning for Business Education
Series introduction: fundamentals in online learning
- Ms. Rowena Hennigan
- Lecturer and Corporate Trainer, TU Dublin, Ireland
Hello. I'm Rowena Hennigan, a lecturer in marketing at TU Dublin. I also work on the e-learning provision for the Ibec Global Graduates program. This case study is part of the e-learning fundamental series.
This is the first part of a two part case study introducing the Ibec Global Graduates virtual learning environment. The second part, case study, looks at a piece of research which reviews the design of that e-learning environment and its resources for the Ibec Global Graduates.
As an introduction, let's look at who are the main stakeholders in the Ibec Global Graduates program. Ibec is the largest business and lobbying organization in Ireland. In 1983, that program was established by Ibec in Ireland and originally called Export Orientation program. TU Dublin delivered the academic elements of the program. Technological University Dublin was formerly known as DIT and changed its name in January of 2019 to TU Dublin. With origins as far back as 1887 in Ireland, TU Dublin now has more than 20,000 students registered on its courses. It has a long tradition of working with commercial organizations, and it is the largest third-level provider of continuing professional development and executive education programs in Ireland.
Hundreds of students and graduates are currently in the stream on the Ibec Global Graduates program, carrying out company placements all around the world. The goal of the program is to build leadership capability amongst its participants with both the student graduates on placement, and the sponsor company benefiting.