Consortium of Technological Universities awarded initial allocation of €18.81m under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

A consortium of Technological Universities in Ireland has been awarded an initial allocation of €18.81m  under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) to support teaching and learning reforms arising from the experiences of digitally enabled education during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Recovery and Resilience Facility is funded by the European Union and is the largest component…

Latest Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awardees Announced

The National Forum is delighted to announce that teams from two Irish higher education institutions have recently been awarded the Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Award. This prestigious national award, co-ordinated through the National Forum, is granted to discipline groups who demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and learning enhancement and…

OECD Leaders Hear About Irish Approach to Fostering 21st Century Skills in Higher Education

The National Forum was recently represented by Dr Claire McAvinia and Dr Roisin Donnelly for roundtable discussions at the OECD event, ‘Fostering 21st Century Skills in Higher Education’. This two-day event was organised on 12-13 January as part of the CERI project “Teaching, Learning and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Education”.   The event brought…

Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awardees announced

Discipline teams from three Irish higher education institutions this week achieved the National Forum’s Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Award. This prestigious national award is granted to discipline groups who demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and learning enhancement and who commit to an ongoing, clearly articulated, shared process of continued…

Minister Launches New Evidence Base for the Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Mr Simon Harris, T.D., today launched a unique new evidence base for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. Since March 2021, fifteen sectoral partners have been working together to answer one shared question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we…

Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week Begins With Events Scheduled Across Higher Education Sector

Chair of the National Forum, Dr Lynn Ramsey, this morning officially opened VIT&L Week, a national event series focused on valuing Ireland’s teaching and learning. VIT&L Week takes place from 08 to 12 November 2021 and involves students, staff, senior managers and policy partners from Ireland’s higher education sector through a mix of in-person and…

National Forum publishes Guide to Developing Enabling Policies for Digital and Open Teaching and Learning

The new National Forum ‘Guide to Developing Enabling Policies for Digital and Open Teaching and Learning’ is published today. The guide is designed to support the development of institutional policies for digital and open teaching and learning, including online, blended and face-to-face modes of learning. The short but informative guide includes an updated definition of…