Join the Conversation on Programme Assessment with the National Forums ‘Tuesday Tweets’ #nfassess @ForumTL

The National Forum, in association with Experts across the sector, has developed 32 individual resources on programme assessment, as part of the Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme. This collection contains case studies, commentaries and tools supporting the enhancement of assessment and feedback in Irish higher education programmes. This valuable resource is available online (Click here…

Roll Out of Inaugural National Professional Development Framework for Staff in the Higher Education Sector

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, today (Friday 1 September) celebrated the completion of the pilot phase of Ireland’s first ever Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach in Higher Education.  The National Framework aims to empower individuals, institutions and networks in the higher education sector to engage in meaningful…

Upcoming Events: Assessment Workshops and Symposium

As part of the Assessment Enhancement Theme, the following are the details for two workshops and an Assessment Symposium that should be of interest to a range of staff and students across the Irish higher education sector. Technology Enabled Assessment: Evidence-based Discussion 27 September 2017 | 10.00am – 3.30pm | National Forum, Dublin This workshop…

National Forum Launch New Programme Assessment and Feedback Resources

Developing more coherent and integrated experiences for students can be a challenge in a modular system. Therefore, as part of the National Forum’s 2016-18 Enhancement Theme, the National Forum is excited to present a comprehensive collection of programme assessment and feedback resources (Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning). This web-based collection contains case studies, commentaries and tools supporting…

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…