New Briefing Paper: Transitions of International Students into Higher Education in Ireland (March 2017)

The National Forum is pleased to share a new briefing paper, available here, which explores the experiences of 573 international students, across five higher education institutions, who studied in Ireland during 2015. The National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 places a strong emphasis on internationalisation and this emphasis is further evidenced in the projected increase…

New National Forum Insights as part of the Enhancement Theme 2016-18 focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning

We are delighted to announce the publication of three new National Forum Insights as part of the Enhancement Theme 2016-18, focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning. The first insight, available here, summarises the main findings from a recent report which profiled documented assessment practices across a sample of 30 undergraduate degree programmes. The study explored whether…

DkIT Promotes Digital Skills for Learning

Next week, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) will celebrate “All Aboard 2017”, a week-long (3-7 April 2017) programme of national and regional events designed to help build confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning. DkIT’s School of Informatics and Creative Arts will once again lead the initiative in the North East with a jam-packed series…

Ireland’s National Forum For The Enhancement Of Teaching & Learning In Higher Education Launches Delta Awards 

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and  Learning in Higher Education has launched its Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awards for Ireland’s higher education sector. The National Forum’s third national learning impact award, the DELTA Awards  aim to add a crucial discipline-led dimension to Ireland’s national approach to identifying excellence in teaching. The Awards will be…

New Forum Insight – ‘Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions’

I’m delighted to announce that we have released a new National Forum Insight entitled ‘Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions’ (available here). This concise guide, which will be of interest to institutional managers and strategic planners, highlights the many ways in which an effective analytics strategy can support many of the key functions within HEIs. These…

Call For Peer Review Panel For Digital Badges

The National Forum is currently compiling a peer review panel of expertise for supporting the digital badge development process for professional development (PD). Following a Call for Submissions on PD digital badging in December 2016, a number of colleagues from across the HE sector have expressed an interest in being involved in peer review for…

All Aboard 2017 Welcomes Supporter The National Association Of Principals & Deputy Principals

All Aboard 2017 is delighted to welcome on board as a supporter The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD).  Commenting for the National Forum, Director, Dr Terry Maguire said:    “All Aboard 2017 are delighted to welcome NAPD as a valued supporter. NAPD’s involvement will bolster the important partnership our higher education institutions will foster with secondary schools…

Digital Schools Of Distinction Lend Support For All Aboard 2017

The National Forum welcomes The Digital Schools of Distinction as a supporter for All Aboard 2017. Commenting for the National Forum, Director, Dr Terry Maguire said: “Primary school teachers and students are a key audience for All Aboard 2017. Schools becoming involved in All Aboard 2017 have the added option of focusing their events on…

New Forum Insight – Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions

Learning analytics is the collection and analysis of data on student learning that enables institutions, lecturers and students to make evidence-based decisions and informed actions that enhance the potential benefits of higher education. A new Insight, available here, expands upon these themes to show the benefits that institutions can realise by strategically adopting a learning…