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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National Symposium Focused on Using Data to Support Student Success

Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics, Monash University, Australia delivers his presentation at the recent National Forum-hosted symposium on Using Data to Support Student Success Learning Analytics in Higher Education is about Embracing Complexity Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics, Monash University, Australia Download Slides Analytics in Revenue Mr. Daniel Sinnott, Chief Analytics…

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Forum-Funded report on the Use of Technology in Assessment Published Today by Minister for Higher Education

Pictured at the launch of the Forum-Funded report on the Use of Technology in Assessment are:Prof. Chris Morash, Vice Provost, TCD, Prof David Nicol, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair, Irish Research Council, Dr Terry Maguire, Director, National Forum for the Enhancement…

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Forum to host National Symposium on ‘Institutional Approaches to Using Data for Enhancing Student Success’

A National Symposium on ‘Institutional Approaches to Using Data for Enhancing Student Success’ will be hosted by the Forum on Tuesday 23 October 2018 in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin from 9.30am.  This high-level symposium is aimed at higher education institutional managers and focuses on national and international best practice in developing effective strategies for…

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November 2018
20 November 2018
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Best Practice in Student-Centred Approaches in Education and Training

On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) will host a conference in partnership with HEA, ISSE, IUA, THEA & USI at the Printworks, Dublin Castle for educators and students entitled: Best Practice in Student-Centred Approaches in Education and Training. This event, supported by the National Forum, is aimed at those interested in…

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23 November 2018

Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Digital Pathways into Learning Languages

Learning Outcomes: To highlight the need for a change in mindset at institutional policy level in the IoT sector To establish a Community of Practice among language experts across the IoT sector To explore the potential of digital learning platforms in overcoming curricular and timetabling obstacles To persuade language lecturers of the pedagogical benefits of…

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29 November 2018

A Shannon Consortium Dissemination Seminar: What We Believe: Student Stakeholder Perspectives on Religion, Belief & Spirituality in Third Level Irish Educational Contexts (NI & ROI)

Learning Outcomes: Explore the belief and value contexts students experience in Irish Higher Education Institutions Reflect on the results of a highly innovative study, which has been conducted across the island of Ireland Critique contributions from a range other scholars in the related field of education, values, religions and beliefs Share 'good practice' and learning…

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December 2018
04 December 2018

Dialogic Teaching and Learning

Learning Outcomes: Examine current assessment for learning-type pedagogical practice in post primary and initial teacher education Develop policies which enable the roll-out of formative assessment in practice Analyse the formative potential of dialogic teaching and learning Create assessment for learning/dialogic teaching and learning resources for sharing, trialling and review Enable dialogue among stakeholders and strengthen…

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07 December 2018

Developing an understanding and relevance of open badges for social work learning. A discussion with Mr Keith Quinn, Learning & Development Manager at Scottish Social Services Council, Scotland

Learning Outcomes: Preparing staff to learn in digital settings Develop an understanding of how effective our guidance and support is to learners’ use of digital technology Understanding of how we are embedding digital experiences into learning programmes Consider how we engage learners in developing the digital environment How well are we approaching these issues at…

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10 December 2018

Getting started with online teaching

Learning Outcomes: Develop an understanding of the student perspective of what it is like to study online Apply principles of online module design including a range of assessment options Develop online activities and open education resources and approaches to media creation Experience online facilitation and interaction including some strategies for engaging students in the online…

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13 December 2018

Exploring Alternatives: Critique of the Process-Product Paradigm dominating Teaching Educator Professional Learning (TEPL) in contemporary Higher Education

Learning Outcomes: As a result of this seminar participants will: Provide an open space to better understand the key assumptions and ideological governance forms underpinning the Process-Product model of Teacher Educator Professional Development operating in contemporary Ireland, Europe and OECD countries Apply a select literature review in gaining a deeper understanding of the contemporary framing…

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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 hightened 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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The role of the Forum is to enhance the teaching and learning for all students in higher education. Engaging with leaders, managers, teachers and students, the Forum will mobilise expertise and inputs from across the entire sector to extend and shape best practice in all institutes of higher education in Ireland.