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February 2021

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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Teaching the SDGs to Student Engineers Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

18th February

Learning Objectives • Explain the importance of integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their teaching activities for engineering students • Identify challenges and barriers that can undermine integration of SDGs into their teaching activities for engineering students • Enhance interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary thinking and the benefits it offers students • Develop the interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary learning and collaborative ability of engineering students • Reflect on how they might integrate the SDGs into their teaching activities for engineering…

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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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Global and Environmental Education in Professional Education

26th February

Learning Objectives • To understand how educators approach the issue of global and environmental education in their teaching on professional courses • To explore how global environmental issues can be introduced more effectively and comprehensively to the curricula of professional training programmes (particularly Social Work, Youth Work & Community Development, and • Nursing/Midwifery)To establish a network of professional educators with an interest in global and environmental education issues.

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Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

Learning Objectives • Operate a lightboard studio and basic video recording equipment • Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement • Create a reusable online learning object using video technology for use in their own teaching practice *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Visual Thinkery: Simple Techniques to Improve Visuals in TEL

26th February

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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March 2021

Understanding Universal Design for Learning

2nd March

Learning Objectives • Participants will learn what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is all about, especially as newly revised for higher education (CAST, 2014) • Participants will discover how to implement UDL in the design of their course and service interactions, creating spaces for best teaching and support practices to take place, in the classroom and beyond - Participants will learn how to determine where to start with UDL in the design and application of their course interactions by a)…

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Supporting Academic Writing Among Postgraduate Research Students

3rd March

Learning Objectives • Evaluate the role of the thesis supervisor in supporting postgraduate research students to develop academic writing skills • Reflect on insights from the growing literature on effective feedback in higher education and explore their relevance for supervisory feedback with postgraduate research students • Appraise and employ a digital system based upon deliberate practice to foster critical analytical writing among postgraduate research students

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Developing a Community of Practice – Student Partnership in Curriculum Design

4th March

Learning Objectives • Consider the intended impact of student partnership in curriculum design • Discuss potential barriers to engagement and ways to mitigate such barriers • Reflect on methods to empower students as partners in a community of learning • Identify models of partnership which align with key learning and teaching values and goals • Develop plans to foster a culture of co-creation and partnership within a higher education institution *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Online Assessment in Health Professions Education: Opportunities and Challenges

4th March @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Critically reflect on key opportunities and challenges of online assessment from the perspectives of teachers and learners • Select potentially suitable methods of online assessment for a range of situations in Health Professions Education (HPE) • Consider the potential of novel methods of online assessment in HPE • Appreciate the implications of online assessment for student learning • Explore ways to critically evaluate and conduct research in online assessment

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