2017 – initial implementation of the Professional Development Framework for Higher Education Sector

Released today, the National Forum has produced a concise infographic, capturing the work undertaken in 2017 to implement the national framework in Professional Development for all who teach in higher education.  This signals the culmination of a productive year for the Forum on key professional development initiatives including completed pilot studies, ongoing digital badges, funded…

New Forum Report Captures Current Technical Capacity across Ireland’s HE Sector

The National Forum is delighted to present Ireland’s Higher Education Technical Infrastructure. A Review of Current Context, with Implications for Teaching and Learning Enhancement. This report provides a detailed snapshot of the current state-of-play of the technology infrastructure which supports teaching and learning in Irish higher education. This is the first time such a comprehensive…

New Forum Insight – Update on Development and Implementation of Irish Survey of Student Engagement 2013-17

In tandem with today’s publication of the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) 2017 the National Forum has published an Insight tracing the development of the national survey since its inception in 2013 and also providing an overview of how those working in teaching and learning in higher education might make best use of the data…

Forum announces Funding for 43 Seminars nationally to focus Sector Discussion on Developing Assessment and Professional Development

The National Forum is delighted to announce the National Seminar Series 2017/2018 which will comprise 43 seminars running from November 2017 to 30 June 2018. These seminars, funded by the Forum, will focus on two key themes, Assessment OF/FOR and AS Learning and Building Capacity through Professional Development. We congratulate all the successful applicants. The…

Want to start or continue your engagement with the National Professional Development Framework?

Comprehensive Professional Development online resource launched by National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. The National Forum today, 1 November 2017, launched its Professional Development Portal, a one-stop shop to support all who teach in higher education to engage with the national PD Framework.  The portal currently hosts a new suite of materials and…

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches an online resource to inform Higher Level Institutions’ Student Retention Strategies

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Minister of State for Higher Education, today 2nd of November, 2017, launched an online resource to assist higher level institutions to create effective student retention strategies and to enhance student experiences. The Online Resource for Learning Analytics (ORLA) was developed by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning to support institutions…

New Forum Insight on Work-based Assessment

The latest Forum Insight published today focuses on our understanding of the various approaches to work-based assessment and includes an overview of assessment terminology, the contexts within which work-based assessment takes place, and some initial suggestions regarding assessment methods, assessors and grading for assessment. Click here to read the Insight. The publication of this Insight is particularly…