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October 2021

Creating Better Digital Video for Recorded and Live Streamed Classes

26th October @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Learning Objectives Identify elements of high quality video Recognise the many competing considerations in creating high quality video Discuss the requirements for creating single and multi-camera live and recorded video Compare different equipment and setups for creating video for online teaching

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November 2021

Creating Haptic, Material and Equitable Online Learning in the Visual Arts

3rd November

Learning Objectives Gain a toolkit of pedagogical strategies for delivering meaningful online delivery in the Visual Arts Understand ethical and equality concerns arising from provision of Visual Arts Education online How can embodied learning and embodied teaching be delivered online and how can tacit knowledge be captured or recognised in the online environment? How can we advocate for the specific need for Fine Art education to be delivered on campus and resist neoliberal and capitalist impulse to remove space in…

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Fostering Metacognition in the Digital Learning Environment

5th November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives Understand the key role of metacognition in effective learning Appreciate the potential for fostering metacognitive approaches within the digital learning environment in university education Understand how tools within the virtual learning environment (VLE) may be leveraged to support metacognitive skills development in students Begin to frame metacognitive learning for blended implementation Become a metacognition champion for our community of practice Organisers: Crystal Fulton Emma O'Neill Carmel Hensey

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December 2021

Part 2 – Responding to Unintentional Academic Impropriety: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Approaches

2nd December

Learning Objectives Empower delegates to understand the difference between unintentional and intentional academic impropriety and some of the newer and more complex challenges to academic integrity in the 21st century such as essay mills and fake news Provide delegates with an overview of institutional initiatives and pedagogical approaches to preventing unintentional academic impropriety Provide delegates with an understanding of how staff across academic institutions can work in partnership with students to prevent unintentional academic impropriety Explore how educating students about…

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Learning Analytics – A Critical Issue in Higher Education

3rd December

Learning Objectives To critically explore and discuss learning analytics approaches and experiences To raise awareness of existing useful Irish and international learning analytics resources and case studies

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ePortfolio Implementation: The Impact for Students, from Reflection to Ownership

14th December

Learning Objectives Understand how students are using ePortfolios in higher education Recognise the issues that students experience when using ePortfolios and evaluate the importance of student and staff support structures Participants will learn about the use for ePortfolio implementation across different disciplines Explore assessment strategies and the collaborative approach used with ePortfolios Explore the trends with regards to the reflection, ownership, and portable information technology skills among students

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Teaching and Learning for Early Career Academics in the Digital Age

15th December

Learning Objectives  Engage in purposeful and critical reflection on everyday digital working practices as they relate to professional development and wellbeing Participate in interdisciplinary peer dialogue and cultivate a professional network that seeks to enhance digital wellbeing in the context of academic teaching and learning Identify key innovations in digital technologies to enhance learning, teaching and assessment

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January 2022

Enhancing Undergraduate Research through Online Conferences and Publications

7th January 2022

Learning Objectives Identify best practice in relation to the organisation of national and international undergraduate research conferences for Higher Education Evaluate the advantages, disadvantages and opportunities gained though the online versus F2F delivery of undergraduate research conferences throughout the Covid period Promote undergraduate student engagement with scientific research programmes across the Higher Education sector, nationally and internationally

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Engagement and Participation Techniques in the Blended Model of Online Learning

13th January 2022

Learning Objectives Demonstrate efficiency in using virtual learning agreements Understand the importance of visuals in the learner's journey Develop and manage informal online learning communities

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Active Learning to Engage Students and Enhance Learning

13th January 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives Discuss the role of active learning in student engagement and learning Evaluate effective student engagement strategies for your context Describe the challenges and opportunities presented by Active Learning Apply the be “ACTIVE” Learning Framework and create a structured plan to embed active learning in your own teaching and learning context

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