BLOG: Update On Speeds Project – Social Policy Education: Enhancing Digital Skills

The aim of the SPEEDS project* is to expand social policy educators’ digital capacities in teaching and learning contexts through partnership with instructional designers, e-Learning experts, and learning technologists in participating institutions. In the process, social policy educators will be transformed into ‘Digital Champions’, whose journeys will be documented throughout the process, providing a map for…

BLOG: Aligning Maynooth University’s Accredited T&L Programmes With The National PD Framework (Project Update)

This is an update on the Aligning Maynooth University’s Accredited T&L Programmes with the National PD Framework project. This project has three main aims. First of all, we will benchmark Maynooth University’s two accredited T&L Programmes —our Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Tutors and Demonstrators (CTL1) and our Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education…

BLOG: Is Teaching And Learning Every Manager’s Business? The Challenge Of Creating Teaching And Learning Champions In The West/north West Regional Cluster

“I am not sure of the relevance of this to non-academic staff, but perhaps you may advise otherwise?” This was part of an e-mail I received from a manager responding to a request to complete the Teaching and Learning Champions Benchmarking Survey. The survey was circulated less than a month after the May 2017 launch…

Evaluating the PDF Pilot Studies

Evaluation Strategy As we are coming to a close of the implementation of the PDF pilot studies across the HE sector, the evaluation phase is getting underway. Online survey to all 230 pilot participants; this is available from 1-20 June 2017 for completion. Group Interviews between 10 PD expert advisory group members and either the pilot…