SHEILA Project Launches Learning Analytics MOOC

SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Incorporate Learning Analytics) is an EU-funded project that aims ‘to assist European universities to become more mature users and custodians of digital data about their students as they learn online.’ The SHEILA project team have launched a MOOC that gives an overview of the field of Learning Analytics and introduces…

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2018 National Seminar Series Launched

The 2018 National Seminar Series has been launched and will see seminars being held across 24 higher education institutions across the sector from November 2018 to June 2019. The seminars represent a valuable opportunity for those who learn, teach and lead in Irish higher education to connect with colleagues, share examples of good practice, hear…

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Partnership Launched between National Forum and HEA Introducing Erasmus+ DELTA Scholarships

Pictured, L-R: Mr Gerry O’Sullivan, Head of International Programmes, HEA, Dr Terry Maguire, National Forum Director A partnership has been launched between the International Section of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the National Forum. The partnership focuses on supporting the professional development of staff through international mobility and recognising disciplinary excellence in learning, teaching…

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Upcoming Events

December 2018

The Power of Imagery in Learning

Learning Outcomes Explore Multimedia Learning (MML) research which highlights the value of imagery as a constitutive pedagogy for class materials both for F2F lectures and online resources and materials Be able to access appropriate images with an understanding of copyright issues and concerns Explore how to incorporate images to better engage students in the learning…

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January 2019
08 January 2019
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Effectively supporting study transitions to improve student engagement, wellbeing, progression, attainment and success

Learning Outcomes: Participants attending this seminar will: Examine the student lifecycle, identify key transition points and their associated challenges Explore possibilities for enhancing student engagement and better preparing students at each stage from FY induction to ‘outduction’ Be introduced to and explore the ‘Student Experience Transitions Model’ that interlinks the key activities of academic, welfare…

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10 January 2019
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Peer mentoring in higher education – a key to better staff induction

Learning Outcomes: Deepen their understanding of the nature and benefits of peer coaching in enhancing CPD commitment and impact Gain a heightened awareness of their capacity to listen with unconditional positive regard Increase their knowledge and expertise in the use of questioning to raise awareness Develop their skills in offering impactful feedback Construct an action…

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18 January 2019

Student orientation: How innovative practices can improve outcomes for incoming students

Learning Outcomes: How to measure Orientation outcomes effectively How technology may be used to effectively communicate and manage Orientation programmes How to use technology / VLEs in an innovative way to improve Orientation outcomes How to incorporate community engagement activities effectively into student Orientation How extended orientation programmes may be used to enhance the initial…

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23 January 2019

Evidencing teaching achievements effectively

Learning Outcomes: To be able to identify and gather appropriate evidence for teaching achievements To appreciate your own key achievements in teaching and supporting learning, including recognising where you have exercised leadership To be able to present a teaching achievement effectively in a teaching portfolio  

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25 January 2019

Are we ready? Making the shift from delivering the content to being facilitators of learning

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be enabled to: Appraise the reality of the learning contexts for students as they move from postprimary to third level Reflect on their role as HEI lecturers in making the shift from imparting content through lecture delivery to being facilitators of learning in a student-centered dynamic learning environment Contribute to a…

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29 January 2019

The Visitor and Resident Framework as a tool for professional development

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be introduced to the concept of the Vistor and Resident (VanR) map Appreciate the ways that the VandR map can be employed as a professional development tool regarding digital literacy Develop familiarity with existing VandR resources that will enable them to engage in their own professional development and/or assist others. Eventbrite…

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29 January 2019

Towards digital literacy for language teaching and learning: Approaches and practices

Learning Outcomes Higher expertise amongst participants on the practical skills necessary for the successful implementation and integration of digital tools and resources The ability to access and work with training modules and templates to facilitate the integration of tools to work on language skills A repository of activities for the teaching and learning of languages…

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31 January 2019

Street Law

Learning Outcomes Develop knowledge of Street Law as a teaching technique in university education Appreciate how Street Law empowers and engages students to become better learners and how it is an “assessment AS learning Understand the learner-centred teaching methods that are used in Street Law Gain a deeper understanding of their own thought processes and…

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February 2019
01 February 2019

Aligning learning, teaching and assessment in the design of HE curricula

Learning Outcomes: Discuss different theoretical approaches to student assessment and feedback Apply these approaches to adopt an outcomes based approach to curriculum design Consider assessment strategies at modular and programmatic levels so that planning for assessment constructively aligns with both the module and programme learning outcomes Propose methods to ensure the assessment for, as and…

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