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December 2018

Using a lightboard for rapid online engagement

12th December 2018

Learning Outcomes Explain how a lightboard studio operates and how they are constructed Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement Create a reusable online learning object using lightboard technology for use in their own teaching.

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March 2019

Harnessing student engagement data for a holistic personalised feedback

8th March 2019

Learning Outcomes: Explore what student engagement information is available within the VLE (Moodle) and how it may be accessed Use algorithms to transform numerical student data into meaningful descriptors Create personalised feedback suitable for delivery to students    

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May 2019

Evaluating student success in widening access initiatives: How do we know what works?

22nd May 2019

Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to: Explore the concept of student success Examine approaches to evaluating student success Critique the data sources supporting the evaluation of student success in the context of widening participation Consider the challenges in determining 'what works' in terms of widening access within your institutional context Explore approaches to sustainability in widening participation in higher education Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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October 2019

Imagining the Future of GMIT as a Sustainable Community of Practice

Learning Outcomes Explore innovative methods of community engagement for transiting towards a low carbon climate resilient future including: citizen juries; technical scenario analysis and modelling; community visioning; living labs; and participatory mapping Inform the design and development of a democratic sustainability methodology to identify and embed education for sustainability initiatives across all programmes in GMIT as part of 2019/2020 programme review Critically analyse a dialogue to action process where staff, students and community stakeholders will co-define, co-design and co-create sustainability…

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February 2020

Supporting Doctoral Students to Submission – Strategies for Supervisors

6th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Implement a set of strategies for providing writing feedback to students Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing-up Offer guidance on writing productivity to doctoral students

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December 2020

NutriPD Seminar: Empowering Leaders in the Nutrition Profession-with a focus on competency-based assessment in nutrition education

15th December 2020

Learning Objectives Critically discuss the use of competency-based assessment in nutrition and nutrition-related courses. Reflect and implement learnings from competency-based assessment in Dietetic-based programmes Understand the role NutriPD are playing in the progression of the nutrition profession in Ireland and their findings so far Discuss how to become a member of the Association for Nutrition (AfN) with an emphasis on portfolio submissions and how to transfer from ANutr to RNutr status Outline possible career pathways for nutritionists in Ireland, with…

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January 2021

Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

Learning Objectives • Introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their applicability in a Higher Education context • Critically evaluate how Higher Education Institutes can advance and lead the implementation of the SDGs • Explore the synergies between existing sustainability initiatives e.g. Green Campus, Health Campus programmes, community engagement etc., and the SDGs • Explore opportunities to embed the SDGs across the curriculum and beyond

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February 2021

Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

Learning Objectives • Operate a lightboard studio and basic video recording equipment • Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement • Create a reusable online learning object using video technology for use in their own teaching practice *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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March 2021

Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

Learning Objectives • Explore what student engagement information is available within the VLE (Moodle) and how it may be accessed • Become aware of the requirements for effective data collection to allow real time dashboarding of student data • Transform student engagement data into descriptive statistics to explore student behaviour for optimisation of course design • Provide feedback mechanisms to students on their learning interactions and progress that empowers students to improve their likelihood of success • Use data analytics…

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April 2021

Inclusive Learning in Higher Education Symposium

7th April - 8th April

Hosted by NUI Galway, this free online event aims to raise awareness of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and to showcase and share inclusive pedagogies, practices and approaches. For further details and registration, please visit the website below.

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