Updates on Events and Outputs: Assessment Theme (April 2017)

Some Recent Outputs of the Assessment Enhancement Theme.  Over the last few months there has been some interesting outputs from the National Forum Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme that you may find useful:   Insight on ‘Authentic Assessment’: This Insight, done in conjunction with the National Forum Network/Disciplines group, presents an overview of authentic assessment.   Insight on…

How is Learning Analytics Perceived by (a group of) Irish Students?

When talking to HE staff about Learning Analytics, the major concern that comes up is normally around privacy. ‘Big Brother’, ‘Snooping’, ‘Surveillance’, we’ve heard them all aimed at analytics at one time or another. However, student surveys from countries and institutions that have adopted analytics tend to be pretty comprehensively positive. Students appear to have…

New Forum Insight – ‘Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions’

I’m delighted to announce that we have released a new National Forum Insight entitled ‘Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions’ (available here). This concise guide, which will be of interest to institutional managers and strategic planners, highlights the many ways in which an effective analytics strategy can support many of the key functions within HEIs. These…

Update on PD Digital Badges Initiative

FAQs on Digital Badges Spanning both the ‘expressions of interest’ and the badge development stages, a Digital Badges FAQs resource has been produced to support the work of the badge development teams for phase 1 of the initiative.   Update on Badge Development Teams Great progress taking place on the digital badges project! Initial discussions between members of…

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…