PD Digital Badges Initiative

Phase 1 of the Digital Badges initiative is underway! Become a recognised developer of a certified national digital badge representing identified T&L competencies in Irish Higher Education. The call (http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/digital-badges-call-submission/) which went out just before Christmas, sought to identify individuals or teams to collaborate in developing a digital badge for a particular competence cluster as…

National Forum Symposium – Bringing People Together; Exploring Learning Analytics in Irish HE

On Thursday 8th December, the National Forum hosted our first national symposium on Learning Analytics, entitled  Bringing People Together; Exploring LA in Irish HE. The national interest in this new and exciting area was evidenced by the terrific turnout we had from across the sector. There were seventy-four attendees, representing nineteen Universities, Institutes of Technology…

Back to the future of VLEs (again)

A decade ago it was common enough at eLearning conferences to engage in the then-prevailing discussion around the relative merits and demerits of one Virtual Learning Environment over another – Blackboard versus Moodle versus WebCT versus Sakai and so on. Thankfully we have moved on from that debate, and this year’s EdTech conference at Blackhall…