Brid Kilbane, Sabine Annegret Moebs, Jennifer McManis – Dublin City University

Secondary Teacher Assistant Researchers (STARs) is an SFI program that supports research collaboration between secondary school teachers and SFI funded scientists and engineers. The main idea of the program is to disseminate new skills and knowledge to teachers, which can be passed on to their students, by providing them an opportunity to work in a research laboratory. The STAR in our project is from a co-educational second level school outside of Dublin.

The goal of the project “Social Media to Support Learning Styles of Secondary Students in the Junior Cycle” was to explore whether the optimization of online learning materials to learning styles as addition to a face-to-face class results in a significant impact on the learning results.