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February 2020

Using Digital Storytelling for Learning Engagement

7th February 2020

**Please note change of date** Learning Outcomes: Recognise key objectives in creating digital stories Reflect on video games as an intersectional form of media Understand how digital story techniques can be applied to technical and non-technical disciplines to create innovative learning materials Create links between staff of the Department of Computing & Mathematics and other faculties Record and publish a podcast as a teaching/learning resource

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Internationalisation For All Through ‘Internationalisation @ Home’. Session with Professor Catherine Montgomery, University of Durham and Dr Don O’Neill, Waterford Institute of Technology.

17th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Appraise how 'internationalisation at home' can support student success in and through their studies Evaluate current approaches to 'internationalisation at home' used globally Identify new approaches to 'internationalisation at home' suitable to the Irish Higher Education context Plan for the integration of selected approaches to curriculum design

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September 2020

An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – Moving from Emergency Remote Teaching to Intentional Design

16th September 2020

Learning Objectives • Reflect on the diversity of learners on their modules and/or in their institutions • Gain an introductory understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework and how it can support diverse learners • Consider how they can align changes in their practice with a UDL approach • Consider undertaking the National Forum designed Universal Design for Learning digital badge, facilitated by WIT in 2021

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October 2020

The New Normal: How to Achieve Effective Remote Working

2nd October 2020

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate the ability to apply virtual/remote work practices in order to enhance learning and teaching delivery • Identify the environmental problems associated with virtual/remote working, and engage in problem solving strategies to provide suitable solutions • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate virtual work practices into learning and teaching activities

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

21st October 2020

Learning Objectives • Offer fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland • Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom • Debate and question what lies at the heart of teachers’ and educational leaders’ values and ethos and how this informs their professional practice • Reflect on how teachers and educational leaders…

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November 2020

Digital Storytelling in the Curriculum

5th November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning Objectices • Examine a range of applications for digital storytelling in teaching • Consider the value of digital storytelling as a reflection tool in the Health Sciences and the Arts • Analyse the effectiveness of digital storytelling projects in challenging barriers to healthcare and social justice • Identify the potential of digital storytelling for research in the Health Sciences and the Arts

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Where are all the Migrant Women in Higher Education?

20th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Engage effectively with migrant women and promote opportunities for them and their families to access Higher Education • Identify the key agencies and support services who support migrant women and their families in accessing Higher Education • Identify the crucial supports needed by migrant women and their families to integrate and succeed in higher education • Mitigate the systemic obstacles facing migrant women and their families in accessing, integrating and succeeding in higher education • Offer opportunities…

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February 2021

Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

10th February

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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Implementing ‘Internationalisation at Home’ for Student Success

15th February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learning Objectives • Assess the possibilities for the enhancement of student success in their learning through ‘internationalisation at home’ • Present a case study on the successful implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Identify the challenges and successes associated with the implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context and discuss their impact on curriculum design With speakers Prof Jos Beelen, Professor of Global Learning, The Hague…

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Visual Thinkery: Simple Techniques to Improve Visuals in TEL

26th February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Gain an understanding of the significance/impact of visuals in technology enhanced learning • Learn some simple techniques to improve visuals in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Become familiar with resources to enhance visuals and improve learner engagement • Network and connect with others who share the same interest in visual engagement

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