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January 2021

‘Presence’ in an Online Teaching Environment

20th January
Institute of Technology Tralee, Tralee
Kerry, Ireland

Learning Objectives • Participants will be appraised of the concept of presence in an online environment • Identification of challenges in creating online presence and provide examples of appropriate strategies • The opportunity for participants to share experiences of online presence • The production of a collectively curated Open Educational Resource (OER) incorporating ‘presence’ into online teaching practice

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Scalable Assessment Strategies for Digital Contexts

28th January

Learning Objectives • Enable academic staff and those supporting teaching and learning to identify high-impact yet sustainable assessment strategies for use in a newly digital context of teaching and learning without increasing workload • Enable audience to appraise critically the value of open-book assessment in a context of (partially) digital delivery of teaching and learning • Develop attendee insight into principles and practices of effective open-book assessment

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February 2021

Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

10th February

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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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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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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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

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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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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