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February 2020

ePortfolio: From the National Context to Your Individual Institution

20th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will gain an understanding of current ePortolio levels and practices across Irish Higher Education institutions Participants will recognise the value of ePortfolio practice as a component of different pedagogies and across different contexts to enhance the quality of learning and teaching across an institution Participants will connect with peers and the wider ePortfolio Ireland Community to build connections to support further ePortfolio development for curricular and co-curricular activities

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March 2020

Free Resources for Courses

4th March

Learning Outcomes Look at how Open Educational Resources (OER) can work for higher education Explain the use of Creative Commons Licenses and how they work Understand and relate to how OER resources are created and maintained for wider reuse Understand how OER can create a suite of degree programmes to enable more people access to education for life and in an economic and efficient manner

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The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Technology-Enhanced Assessment

5th March @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Express an understanding of technology enhanced assessment Critically identify reasons for utilising technology enhanced assessment in participant's own practice Illustrate practical steps for embedding technology enhanced assessment in participant's own practice Develop digital rubrics and marking schemes for use in a virtual learning environment

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Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

13th March @ 11:30 am

Learning Outcomes 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 tools which would enable and…

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April 2020

Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2nd April @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Discuss what HEIs can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed in HEIs to promote research in teaching and learning

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May 2020

Engaging Effectively with Distance Education Students

6th May @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Identify opportunities to enhance the learning process through blended learning Assess and critique various approaches to digital learning Learn key strategies to engage effectively with distance students Develop an understanding of the skills required to best embrace teaching and learning in a digital world Apply the skills learned to teaching, thus enriching the learning experience for students

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Enhancing Digital Capacity of Staff who Teach in Higher Education

22nd May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning outcomes: Produce quality Open Educational Resources (OER) video content for social media platforms using a smart phone Identify relevant technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience of students Incorporate these technologies into lesson planning and curriculum design Appraise the effectiveness of these tools in terms of student engagement

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