Announcing International Webinar on INDEx Survey Process

A webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25 November, which will chart the story behind the planning, development and implementation of the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey. Participants will have an opportunity to engage directly with Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, co-ordinators of the survey,…

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Three New Team Members Join the National Forum

The National Forum recently welcomed three new members to the team, Caitríona Ní Shé, Claire McAvinia (seconded from TU Dublin) and Ronan Bree (seconded from Dundalk IT) who will each provide leadership on dedicated projects related to the strategic priorities outlined in the National Forum Strategy 2019-21. The National Professional Development Framework for All Staff Who…

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41 SATLE Initiatives Teams Take Part in Mid-Term Reviews

Last week (22-25 Oct) the National Forum hosted the first round of mid-term reviews of initiatives funded through the 2019 Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement (SATLE) Funding. In all, 41 initiative teams across 18 higher education institutions showcased their work and participated in discussions with a panel of international reviewers as part of…

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October 2020

The Business of Contract Cheating

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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22 October 2020

Webinar: Data Literacy, Privacy and Protection in Higher Education

A national webinar entitled ‘Data Literacy, Privacy and Protection in Higher Education’ is due to take place from 2-3pm on Thursday 22 October 2020. The webinar will be the first in a series of national webinars from the National Forum to take a closer look at key findings from the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey.   At…

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Supporting Writing: How Supervisors Can Support Doctoral Students to Write-up

Learning Objectives • Implement strategies for providing writing feedback to students • Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft • Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing up • Offer advice on writing productivity to doctoral students

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30 October 2020

Plagiarism and Collusion – Myth or Reality? Assessment for Future Needs

Learning Objectives • Enhance awareness amongst all those who teach of the types of plagiarism and collusion that are most prevalent • Enable debate on the evidence surrounding plagiarism, collusion and contract cheating • Encourage re-design of assessment practices to support learning and reduce possibilities for plagiarism and collusion • Embed self-reflection and create awareness…

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November 2020
03 November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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03 November 2020

MoodleMunch Lunchtime Webinar Series

Lunchtime webinar series showcasing digital learning and teaching practices Serving you the second course MoodleMunch returns in late 2020 serving you a second course of delicious tips, fulfilling insights, meaty case studies, nutritious good practices and more. Series 2 schedule (2020/2021) Tuesday 3 November 2020 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Dublin/Europe) In this webinar, Dublin City University and…

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Digital Storytelling in the Curriculum

Learning Objectices • Examine a range of applications for digital storytelling in teaching • Consider the value of digital storytelling as a reflection tool in the Health Sciences and the Arts • Analyse the effectiveness of digital storytelling projects in challenging barriers to healthcare and social justice • Identify the potential of digital storytelling for…

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05 November 2020

Enhancing First Year Student Success Using a Games-based Approach

Learning Objectives • Reflect upon strategies employed to support student success within first year programmes • Identify activities where gamification methods might be used to engage first year students with their subject discipline, staff and their peer group • Design a game based activity in collaboration with staff and students that could be used in…

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06 November 2020

Redesigning Assessment and Developing Staff and Student Feedback Literacy

Learning Objectives • Elaborate on the meaning of feedback and distinguish between general feedback and feedback on assessment • Examine assessment strategies and consider how we can redesign assessments to provide opportunity for students to engage with and incorporate the feedback in subsequent assessments • Empower students as confident and competent evaluators of their own…

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09 November 2020

Decolonizing the Curriculum

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as…

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