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March 2021

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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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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Teaching and Learning Design in a Digital World

5th 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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The Role of Computer Science Support Centres

8th March

Learning Objectives • Knowledge sharing between support centre coordinators and other educators • Discussion of best practices in support centres, so that each individual centre can gain new ideas to further their success • Encouragement for the creation of additional support centres in institutions who do not currently have one, and to encourage redevelopment of struggling centres • The creation of an ongoing discussion group for collaboration between institutions on the role of support centres in Ireland. As part of…

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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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MoodleMunch Buffet: Developing Digital Competences

9th March

Learning Objectives • Understand the broad structure of the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators • Identify specific competences in different areas of the framework that you wish to develop • Appraise the suitability of Moodle approaches and plugins that help develop specific competences • Connect with fellow Moodle users and help form a community spirit

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Supporting Students with Neurological Differences

10th March
Griffith College

Learning Objectives • Support diverse cohorts of students better using practical strategies • Discuss learning challenges associated with neurological differences such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia • Explore strategies based on neurodiversity • Plan to use strategies to encourage student success for all students *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Students as Partners in Assessment

11th March

Learning Objectives • Describe and understand the concept of student partnership • Identify approaches and strategies to foster student partnership when it comes to assessment • Analyse student perspectives and issues in the context of student partnership • Plan and implement practical steps to begin fostering student partnership in assessment

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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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The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflections on the Triquetra Relationship

13th March

Learning Objectives • To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success • To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement • To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor…

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