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February 2020

Academic Developers on Theories of Change

13th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on networks that influence, or have influenced, their teaching and learning practice and evaluate how conducive these are to change in practice Participants will consider and discuss sociocultural perspectives in higher education, such as culture, organisational learning, communities of practice and leadership in a competing values framework Participants can review their experiences of academic development activities and analyse these in relation to theories of change Participants will have the opportunity to…

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March 2021

Moving online: Students’ and Faculties’ Experiences and Challenges During COVID-19

5th March

Learning Objectives • Understand both domestic and international students’ virtual learning experience during Covid-19 pandemic • Reflect on strategies on virtual teaching, in particular, content, delivery and communication based on challenges encountered by students while learning virtually during the pandemic • Understand the benefits and challenges faculty encountered when moving their teaching online • Reflect on the support measures that facilities online teaching

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June 2021

Successful Transitions to Employment for Nursing Students who have a Disability

10th June

Learning Objectives • Understand the importance of maintaining mental wellbeing while studying to be a nurse or midwife • Provide flexibility in accommodating students on work placements - the ‘what’ versus ‘how’ • Understand that students learn in different ways through the application of the principles of universal design • Enable students who disclose their disability to successfully transition to employment and reach their full potential as a nurse or midwife

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Cohort-based PhD Programmes in Ireland: Reflections, Learnings, and the Future

15th June @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Understand the unique characteristics of cohort-based PhD programmes • Implement best-practice in cohort-based PhD training • Contribute to the design of cohort-based PhD programmes • Add to the conversation around student success in cohort-based PhD learning

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October 2021

UCD LEAP: Engagement Monitoring & Remote Support Delivery in Online Environments

27th October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives Increase understanding of available domains where engagement insights can be made in an online environment Increase understanding of how the above differ from traditional insights available from face-to-face interactions Increase understanding of how to design VLE environments in a way which enables engagement Increase understanding of how to pull actionable data out of the VLE and apply it in a manner which facilitates support interventions

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November 2021

Fostering Metacognition in the Digital Learning Environment

5th November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives Understand the key role of metacognition in effective learning Appreciate the potential for fostering metacognitive approaches within the digital learning environment in university education Understand how tools within the virtual learning environment (VLE) may be leveraged to support metacognitive skills development in students Begin to frame metacognitive learning for blended implementation Become a metacognition champion for our community of practice Organisers: Crystal Fulton Emma O'Neill Carmel Hensey

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