International Review Held of 2018 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects

On 11-12 February, the 16 project teams funded through the 2018 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund took part in open forum presentations facilitated by a panel of international experts. The 2018 Fund enables strong sectoral collaboration, partnerships with other education providers or external stakeholders and institutional enhancement for maximum national impact. It builds on and…

107 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiatives Now Active Across 22 Irish Higher Education Institutions

January has been a significant month for teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The 107 teaching and learning enhancement initiatives that were announced by Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T. D., have now begun across 22 higher education institutions. Collectively, the initiatives represent an investment of €5.57m focused on ensuring…

Ireland’s Inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships Launched

Pictured, Dr Terry Maguire, Director, National Forum and Dr Eavan O’Brien, Assistant Director (Impact and Partnerships), Irish Research Council. The National Forum, in partnership with the Irish Research Council, launched Ireland’s inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships on the 13 January 2020.  In this first iteration, five Fellowships will be awarded each with a value…

National Forum Board Hold Teaching and Learning Thinktank

The Board of the National Forum held a thinktank on 11 December, focused on the strategic direction of the National Forum over the coming years. The thinktank began with blue-skies thinking about teaching and learning more broadly in Ireland, based on the institutional experiences and policy perspectives of members of the Board. Presentations were then…

Launching Soon: Ireland’s Inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships

An exciting new teaching and learning award is due to be launched by the National Forum, in partnership with the Irish Research Council, in January 2020. Ireland’s Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships will be the country’s most prestigious national individual teaching and learning awards. The Fellowships will recognise, reward and celebrate those who have demonstrated,…

29,929 Responses Received to the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey

A total of 29,929 staff and students shared their digital experiences through the recent Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey, Ireland’s first survey of the digital experience, expectations and engagement of students, and staff who teach, in Irish higher education. The survey was open across 34 participating higher education institutions from 14 November until 1…

€5.57m invested in 107 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiatives Across 22 Irish Higher Education Institutions

Pictured, L-R: Tim Conlon, Head of Policy and Strategic Planning, HEA; Marie Clarke, Deputy Chair of the National Forum; Minister Mitchell O’Connor; Lorna Fitzpatrick, USI President; Terry Maguire, Director of the National Forum The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today launched 107 teaching and learning enhancement initiatives across 22 Irish…