There are more and more strategic reports and policies being written about higher education at the national, EU, and international level. Oftentimes these reports are lengthy and hard to navigate. But they provide useful context and data for situating the work of people involved in higher education.

Each month we put together an issue of Forum Insights so that stakeholders in higher education can access summaries of relevant reports.

We welcome proposals for future Forum Insights, so if there is a report you would like to see in an Insight please let us know at admin@teachingandlearning.ie with the subject line‚ Forum Insights.

Year 1 Feedback Project

This Forum Insight is both timely and relevant as the scope and form of the new enhancement theme, Assessment of/for/ as Learning is being delineated. The attention of this Insight centres on the area of feedback in the first year arising from recent findings of the Teaching & Learning Enhancement funded project Supporting Transition: Enhancing Feedback in First Year Using Digital Technologies (Y1Feedback).

National Forum Disciplinary Group Funding - Forum Insights

The following are the Forum Insights for each the Disciplinary Groups working with the National Forum:

National Forum Disciplinary Group Funding – Forum Insights

The following are the Forum Insights for each of the National Forum Focused Research Projects:

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2014

The following are the Forum Insights for each of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Projects funded through the 2014 call:

2014 ISSE Report - Forum Insights

The following reports give a summary of the 2014 ISSE report:

Teaching Heroes - Accounts of their Personal and Professional Approaches to Teaching

This Forum Insight paper summarises key findings from a piece of qualitative research undertaken by the National Forum to explore the personal and professional approaches to teaching of the first group of Teaching Heroes (2014).

Digital Learning: Myths and Reality

As part of the report, Teaching and learning in Irish Higher Education: A Roadmap for Enhancement in a Digital World 2015-2017, this forum insight looks at some of the myths and reality of digital learning

What does it take to be a Teaching Hero?

Exploring students’ perceptions and experiences of impactful, transformative teaching in Irish Higher Education

Technology Enhanced Learning

A report commissioned by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education on summary results arising from the National Forum 20Qs TEL SURVEY (March 2015)

Strategic and Leadership Perspectives on Digital Capacity In Irish Education

A report commissioned by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education on Mission-based Performance Compacts and the Realities of Academic Leadership (February 2015)

High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education,

Report to the European Commission on New Modes of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (October 2014)

Report to the European Commission on Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe‚ Higher Education Institutions (June 2013)

Online Learning Task Force
Collaborate to Compete: Seizing the Opportunity of Online Learning for UK Higher Education: Report to HEFCE by the Online Learning Task Force (January 2011)