Institutional leads identified
16 November 2020
Information webinar for institutional leads
17 November 2020 (12-1pm)
Submission deadline for outline proposal
Extended to 30 November 2020
Deadline for expressions of interest
20 November 2020
Information webinar for key contacts
23 November 2020 (12-1pm)
Submission deadline for applications
08 December 2020
Collaborative Resource Sharing
We are conscious that many of those who teach and learn in Irish higher education are currently facing new challenges in light of the recent closure of higher education institutions and the transfer of much teaching, learning and assessment online. Following consultation with representatives across institutions, we have developed a number of targeted resources to ensure the best knowledge and expertise is underpinning decisions affecting student learning.
Teaching Hero Awards
The Teaching Hero Awards are Ireland’s only national, student-led awards for all those who teach in higher education. The Awards are organised by the National Forum in collaboration with the Union of Students in Ireland and other students’ unions nationwide. They provide an opportunity for students across the country to recognise and celebrate outstanding teaching in our higher education institutions.
Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey
The findings of the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey were launched by the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, on Thursday 7 May 2020. The INDEx Survey saw 25,484 students and 4,445 staff who teach across 32 Irish higher education institutions help to inform and influence the future enhancement of digital teaching and learning in Irish higher education.
Open Courses for Professional Development
This new interface is designed as a ‘one stop shop’ for those teachers in higher education who are interested in furthering their professional development. The range of open-access short courses available through the interface are the result of work by National Forum staff and by higher education colleagues across the sector. As such, this space reflects the collaborative commitment of the higher education community to ongoing professional development towards positive individual, institutional and sectoral change.