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…

Rescheduled Workshops for Facilitators in Digital Badge Programme (NUIG venue)

Due to adverse weather conditions on Monday 16th October, the workshops for Facilitators in the National PD Digital Badge programme being hosted in NUIG have been rescheduled to Wednesday 25th October.  The listed workshops are Student Engagement, Mentoring in Teaching and Learning and Enabling Student Volunteering. The short workshops will offer a unique opportunity to…

Tuesday’s ‘Facilitating a PD Digital Badge Programme’ Workshops Update

Tuesday’s ‘Facilitating a PD Digital Badge Programme’ workshop series will continue tomorrow, 16th October. The ‘Mentoring in Teaching and Learning’ programme led by Lynn Ramsey has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. ‘Getting Started with Online Teaching’ will take place at the earlier time slot of 2pm. Please ensure you are…