New Publication Series Focuses on Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices

In keeping with the National Forum’s longstanding commitment to supporting open education principles, practices and policies in Irish higher education, a new publication series has been announced focused on open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP). The widespread interest in the National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit, published in June 2019, and accompanying webinar,…

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Reflection on sectoral engagement 2019-2020

In 2019-2020 National Forum work around sectoral engagement changed radically from visiting institutions and meeting colleagues face-to-face either on campus or at various National Forum and other higher education gatherings, to Zoom calls and virtual connections and meetings. Fortunately, the National Forum approach to sectoral engagement begins, first and foremost, with building relationships. As many…

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National Forum Welcomes New Student Associate Intern

The National Forum is delighted to welcome to the team new Student Associate Intern, Katie Deegan. Katie was previously Vice- president for Education, Maynooth Students Union, Maynooth University before being elected to President of the Students’ Union in 2019/20. Reflecting on her new role, Katie, who completed a BSC Business Management degree at Maynooth University,…

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85 Applications Received for 2020/21 National Seminar Series

The 2020/21 National Seminar Series Call, which closed on 26 June, attracted 85 applications from across 22 institutions, including universities, technological higher education institutions and private colleges. The National Seminar Series gives those working in higher education the opportunity to connect with colleagues and to focus on shared interests in both the research and practice…

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