Institutional Leads Confirmed for €5.57m Fund

All eligible higher education institutions have now nominated institutional leads for the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding in Higher Education 2019. The fund, with a total value of €5.57m, represents a significant commitment to the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The investment is designed to enable the development…

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Irish National Digital Experience Survey to be Launched Soon

The National Forum, in partnership with higher education institutions across the country and their representative bodies, will soon launch Ireland’s first national survey of the digital experiences of those who teach and learn in Irish higher education. The Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey is an opportunity to better understand the digital engagement, experiences and…

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National Forum Shortlisted for eGovernment Award

We are delighted to announce that the National Forum’s new Open Courses Professional Development Interface has been shortlisted for the Ireland eGovernment Awards 2019 in the Innovation Award category. This Open Courses Professional Development Interface reflects the collaborative commitment of the higher education community to ongoing professional development for positive individual, institutional and sectoral change.…

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National Forum Represented at Bologna Anniversary Conference

An event marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the EU’s Bologna Declaration took place in Bologna, Italy on 24 and 25 June. The Bologna Declaration marked a turning point for higher education in the EU, encouraging openness and the sharing of knowledge and good practice across borders. It has led to more efficient and…

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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
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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Discussions on Successful Work Placement Processes – Sharing Innovative Strategies

Learning Outcomes To identify the structures and scaffolds available across central units and academic departments to support students in securing internships or work placements To explore and develop good practice in relation to working across central units and with academic departments to support students on an internship/placement To explore and develop good practice in relation…

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Anti-Racist Social Work Interventions in Post-Race Societies

Learning Outcomes Informing a critical approach which encourages Practice Teachers' curiosity Exploring interactive teaching methods to challenge assumptions Incorporating this critical approach and curiosity into Social Work Practice and Teaching

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