PD Digital Badges Initiative

Phase 1 of the Digital Badges initiative is underway! Become a recognised developer of a certified national digital badge representing identified T&L competencies in Irish Higher Education. The call (https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/digital-badges-call-submission/) which went out just before Christmas, sought to identify individuals or teams to collaborate in developing a digital badge for a particular competence cluster as…

All Aboard 2017 – Expression of Interest

Building Confidence in Digital Skills for Learning. Reminder to HE sector – deadline for expression of interest form is 5pm Thus 12/1/17. The National Forum in partnership with Ireland’s higher education sector will host All Aboard Week 2017 from 3-7 April next. Read here to see how you can get involved in this national initiative designed…

New National Forum Insights

An Introduction to the Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining for Learning Impact Project This Forum Insight introduces the key concepts of learning analytics and educational data mining and summarises the National Forum’s Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining for Learning Impact Project, which runs from September 2016 to June 2017. Assessment OF, FOR and…

National Forum Symposium – Bringing People Together; Exploring Learning Analytics in Irish HE

On Thursday 8th December, the National Forum hosted our first national symposium on Learning Analytics, entitled  Bringing People Together; Exploring LA in Irish HE. The national interest in this new and exciting area was evidenced by the terrific turnout we had from across the sector. There were seventy-four attendees, representing nineteen Universities, Institutes of Technology…

Professional Development Digital Badges: Call for Submissions Phase 1

Become a recognised developer of a certified national digital badge representing identified teaching and learning competencies in Irish Higher Education This call seeks to identify teams to develop a digital badge for a particular competence cluster as a way for an individual to demonstrate a shared understanding of accomplished outcomes in professional development. The idea…

Reaching Out: Why Students Leave

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education today (Tuesday, 22 November 2016) published a briefing paper on the project Reaching Out: Why Students Leave, which was conducted in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland. The project examined, through surveys and interviews, the motivations and experiences of 331…