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February 2021

Email as a Pedagogic Tool

12th February
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland

Learning Objectives • Critically evaluate the role of email as a pedagogic tool • Explore approaches to managing email in a remote teaching context • Enhance email communication between staff and students

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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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Beyond Traditional Assessment: A Covid CreateAthon of EPortfolio Based Assessment

18th February

Learning Objectives • Understand the benefits that accrue to ePortfolio based assessment • Design valid, flexible, and authentic ePortfolio based activities • Share recommendations with colleagues and other members within their institution on the adoption and integration of ePortfolio into their curriculum

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Remote Mini Ed-Hackathon

19th February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Identify digital technologies that can enhance learning and the student experience • Implement a challenge-based approach such as an educational hackathon in their module delivery • Critically consider the factors that promote remote engagement and learning

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March 2021

Teaching and Learning Design in a Digital World

4th March
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland

Learning Objectives • Examine current principles, modes and methods of online learning and teaching of design and creative media at tertiary level • Explore adaptive solutions to accommodate the different activities that take place during the creative process through online and blended learning • Share guidelines, best practice, tips and tools on adapting to blended or online delivery

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Curation and Co-construction of digital stories in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Higher Education

5th March

Learning Objectives • To enhance understanding of the use of digital technologies in teaching learning particularly in the context of teaching ECEC professional practice • To share innovation in learning, teaching and assessment with a focus on using digital stories in the context of ECEC practice

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Developing a Mobile Learning App for Student Teachers

9th March

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice related to the use of mobile technology in blended higher education • Demonstrate awareness of the potential benefits and challenges of implementing mobile technology learning tools in different educational contexts • Evaluate the frameworks, processes and implementations presented • Apply these insights to one’s own professional education context

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Interactive Online Oral Assessments

24th March

Learning Objectives • Understand what is, and what is not, an interactive online oral assessment • Explore examples of interactive online oral assessments • Design a scaffolded assessment strategy to include interactive online oral component • Discuss how this approach can promote academic integrity and industry-ready graduates • Reflect on how interactive orals can replace traditional exams

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April 2021

Teaming Up for Student Success in the Undergraduate Dissertation

27th April

Learning Objectives • Articulate one's own approach to undergraduate dissertation supervision as a teacher and/or as a researcher • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different models Identify ways in which a team approach can be applied to one's own supervision activities • Devise an action plan to implement this team approach in an online/remote/blended context

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May 2021

Professional Development Framework: Digital Portfolios and Communities of Practice

Learning Objectives • Identify international and national trends relating to professional development in higher education • Demonstrate the embedding of professional development into the GMIT curriculum • Showcase GMIT/Sligo IT professional development digital portfolios • Explore strategies for the further expansion of a ‘community of practice’ centred around the National Forum’s professional development framework

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