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October 2020
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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November 2020

Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Learning Outcomes Discuss what HEIs can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed…

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Engaging Effectively with Distance Education Students

Learning Outcomes Identify opportunities to enhance the learning process through blended learning Assess and critique various approaches to digital learning Learn key strategies to engage effectively with distance students Develop an understanding of the skills required to best embrace teaching and learning in a digital world Apply the skills learned to teaching, thus enriching the…

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February 2021

Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

Learning Outcomes 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

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March 2021

Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

Learning Outcomes Explore what student engagement information is available within the VLE (Moodle) and how it may be accessed Become aware of the requirements for effective data collection to allow real time dashboarding of student data Transform student engagement data into descriptive statistics to explore student behaviour for optimisation of course design Provide feedback mechanisms…

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30 March 2021

Developing the Concept of “Good” Teaching

Learning Outcomes Explore the perceptions of new teaching academics on student engagement Examine the concepts of ‘good teaching’ in light of the student voice Discuss the variety of approaches that can enable increased student engagement Evaluate the approaches that can be applied to improve the efficacy of your teaching practice

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April 2021
22 April 2021

Difficult Events, Different Narratives: Strategies and Capacity Building for Teaching, Learning and Assessing Contested Issues in Modern Languages, Applied Linguistics and Journalism

Learning Outcomes: Identify key issues that impact upon teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education when engaging with contested events and narratives in the fields of Modern Languages Applied Linguistics (MLAL) and Journalism Explore strategies used within and across disciplines towards the pursuit of best practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of contested events…

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23 April 2021

Exploring I.T. Supports for Successful Work Placement Processes

Learning Outcomes Identify technologies/software solutions used to support work placement and work based learning in Irish HEIs Investigate current good practice in HEIs regarding use of technologies to meet academic and institutional requirements, including; managing processes, compliance with regulations and engaging with employers Explore the potential for use of technology to improve the student experience…

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May 2021

Connecting the DOTS – Developmental Opportunities in Transitions for Students

Learning outcomes: Understand brain development in the context of current undergraduate students in higher education settings Consider the risks and opportunities of contemporary socio-cultural contexts relating to student learning and life Identify practical strategies for enhanced student success and the development of graduate attributes through consideration of developmentally appropriate scaffolding in curriculum design, learning, teaching…

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21 May 2021

Enhancing Digital Capacity of Staff who Teach in Higher Education

Learning outcomes: Produce quality Open Educational Resources (OER) video content for social media platforms using a smart phone Identify relevant technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience of students Incorporate these technologies into lesson planning and curriculum design Appraise the effectiveness of these tools in terms of student engagement

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