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January 2020

Student Success is Everybody’s Business: Developing a Student Success Strategy at MIC

22nd January @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Illustrate best practice in the field of student success Examine current professional service and academic practices which impact upon Student Success at MIC Explore how MIC could best use learner data as an evidence base to inform and enhance student success Explore steps and approaches needed to develop a holistic student success strategy Identify additional gaps in knowledge/expertise, which will inform a structured approach to delivering future professional development opportunities tailored towards student success

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Teaching Online is Different

23rd January @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of online teaching best practice Participants will be able to reflect on their own teaching practice and consider how this translates to the online environment Participants will be able to design a professional development plan to support online teaching in their institutions

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Digital Technology and Innovative Teaching and Testing Approaches

24th January @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes To share digital knowledge and skills among teaching staff and discuss possibilities of using digital technologies in the teaching and learning environment To enhance the use of digital technology for innovative assessment practices To deepen our knowledge of corpus linguistics and get familiarised with new software tools used for analysing and visualising corpora To develop corpus based language teaching materials and testing To enhance understanding of how digital humanities is able to support the teaching and learning of…

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Assessing Your Stress – Connecting Wellbeing and Assessment

30th January @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Describe and understand the common factors around assessment that negatively impact on lecturers’ and students’ wellbeing Identify approaches and strategies to mitigate these factors and to enhance lecturers’ and students’ wellbeing in the context of assessment Perform actions to attend to one’s own wellbeing and that of students in the context of assessment Plan and implement practical steps to enhance one’s own assessment practices to ensure good wellbeing

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BOLD Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement

31st January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Develop an understanding of the impact of visual literacy Develop an appreciation of active learning methodologies in creating meaningful learning experiences Apply creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to enhance student engagement

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February 2020

Writing Key Policy Theories and Concepts in 1000 Words

4th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of having short readings of topical issues Participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to write short summary pieces of important issues for students to read as an additional resource and publish short blog posts (500 word 'take home' posts; 1000 word blog post series) Participants will have an opportunity to network with other academics who share an interest in this technique

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Support, Success and Strategy: Three Institutional Journeys into Implementing Learning Analytics Policies and Practices for Student Success

5th February @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate understanding of the benefits, challenges and broader debates around the use of learning analytics for student success in higher education Recognise the potential of pooling and sharing knowledge across institutions when building learning analytics policies and capacities Critically evaluate the frameworks, processes and implementations presented Apply these insights to one’s own professional education context

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Supporting Doctoral Students to Submission – Strategies for Supervisors

6th February @ 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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Beyond the Textbook: Using Learning Resources for Open Educational Practice

7th February @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Evaluation of participant's own approaches to the design and delivery of learning Embedding digital and information literacy into participant's curriculum in practical ways Evaluation of potential educational resources for open educational practice

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Engaging Staff in Meaningful Change in Assessment Practice

11th February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Outcomes Explore the benefits of programme approaches to assessment Define the challenges of implementing change in assessment practices at Institutional level Discuss enablers to engage staff to change assessment practices

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