IT Sligo has received a prestigious "Taoiseach's Public Service Excellence Award" in recognition of its role in increasing access to higher education for part-time and distance learners through online delivery.
Almost eight hundred students took part in online courses in 2012, the only institute in the country to be teaching technical subjects entirely online.
Students from around the globe including South Africa, Sierra Leone, Arizona, New York and Israel undertook exams through the I.T. last month
Professor Terri Scott says the award is recognition of IT Sligo as a leader in online learning.