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Webinar: Building a Shared Understanding of Agile Curricula. Part 2

23rd June @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This National Forum webinar, open to the entire higher education community, will focus on the key features of an agile and innovative curriculum and continue the conversation initiated at our first webinar on this theme in April.

In this webinar, we present summary analysis of the contributions of speakers and participants at the first event in April 2021. Next, we will hear from four of the HCI Pillar 3 Project Leads and how they are developing agile curricula through their work. We will hear perspectives of employers and how these interact with the process of designing agile curricula in higher education in Ireland. We will conclude with a status update on the key themes emerging from both webinars, and how these will inform the upcoming National Forum Insight publication on agile curriculum and agree next steps on developing a national understanding of Agile curriculum.

We invite you to consider these questions ahead of the Webinar:
  1. What is your definition of what an Agile Curriculum is?
  2. What would be the top two features of an Agile Curriculum?
  3. Do you think it is important to have a national understanding of Agile Curriculum to support current developments under the HCI Projects e.g. microcredentials?
Chair:
Dr Jim Murray, THEA and National Forum Board Member
Speakers:
  • Professor Jacqueline McCormack, Vice-President (Online Development) at IT Sligo – Higher Education 4.0 Project.
  • Dr Marguerite Nyhan, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, School of Engineering & Architecture, MaREI Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork – Sustainable Futures Project
  • Dr Ken Thomas, Head of School of Engineering, Waterford Institute of Technology – AMASE Project
  • Dr Blánaid White, Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation, DCU – DCU Futures Project
  • Mr Adam Weatherley, Head of Learning and Development, Irish SME Association (ISME)

Registration for this webinar is available here.

This webinar is part of the National Forum’s 2021 National Webinar Series. You can view details of other events in the Series here.

Details

Date:
23rd June
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldOyurDooGdxhyqRpHbhCRpkdKQQpvvzT