SHEILA Project Launches Learning Analytics MOOC

SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Incorporate Learning Analytics) is an EU-funded project that aims ‘to assist European universities to become more mature users and custodians of digital data about their students as they learn online.’ The SHEILA project team have launched a MOOC that gives an overview of the field of Learning Analytics and introduces…

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2018 National Seminar Series Launched

The 2018 National Seminar Series has been launched and will see seminars being held across 24 higher education institutions across the sector from November 2018 to June 2019. The seminars represent a valuable opportunity for those who learn, teach and lead in Irish higher education to connect with colleagues, share examples of good practice, hear…

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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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Upcoming Events

October 2019
23 October 2019
Dublin Business School (Castle House), Room 2.8 South Great George's Street Castle House Dublin 2
Dublin, Ireland
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Regional Workshop: Developing Enabling Policies for Digital and Open Teaching and Learning

The National Forum will facilitate a workshop on Wednesday 23 October to support those in Irish higher education who are engaged in institutional policy development, or who would like to contribute to institutional policies, in the areas of digital and/or open teaching and learning. This is the second in a series National Forum regional workshops, following a…

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24 October 2019
Morrison Hotel, Dublin, Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin
Dublin,
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Student Success Symposium: Developing our national understanding of student success

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, in partnership with the Higher Education Authority (HEA), is organising a Student Success Symposium in the Morrison Hotel, Dublin, on the morning of 24 October 2019. The purpose of the symposium is to provide participants with the opportunity to contribute to the…

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25 October 2019

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2018 – Project Reviews

On Friday, 25 October you have the opportunity to watch a live-stream of the second set of 2018 National Forum Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects. The live-stream will be available for all 8 project review presentations starting at 9.00 until 14.40. These projects were selected for funding as new initiatives with the potential to…

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Evidence Based Strategies for Those Who Teach International Students

Learning Outcomes Examine evidence of strategies to support staff in teaching international students Develop strategies for student success Explore best practice across the sector

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Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset through Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Learning Outcomes Explore best practices in teaching, learning and assessment in Entrepreneurship Education Debate how best to embed entrepreneurship in non business disciplines Share practice in teaching, learning and assessment that develops the entrepreneurial mindset

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29 October 2019

Infusing Critical Thinking into Undergraduate Business Programmes

Learning Outcomes Explore the relationship between critical thinking, reflective practice and writing Share experiences of critical thinking in action across business disciplines Develop ideas for infusing critical thinking into the undergraduate Business curriculum and learn how to integrate it into classroom and online teaching Apply critical thinking in the process of programme level assessment Appraise the…

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31 October 2019

Assessment and Feedback at the Module and Programme Level

Learning Outcomes Identify key concepts underpinning Programme Focused Assessment (PFA) that draw upon key findings/recommendations from the UK TESTA project www.testa.ac.uk and the TU Dublin LEAF Teaching Fellowship (Leading Enhancement of Assessment & Feedback) Review and rethink programme based assessment and Feedback strategies at institutional, programme and module level, taking into account current research findings…

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November 2019
03 November 2019
Dublin Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Wall,
Dublin 1, Dublin Ireland
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World Conference on Online Learning 2019

The 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning in Dublin, Ireland is now less than a year away and the team in National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) has been busy over recent weeks preparing for the conference. They promise a truly unique Irish experience along with an exciting and engaging…

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04 November 2019

Embedding Creativity in the Curriculum

Learning Outcomes Comprehend the importance of creativity in higher education Understand the principles of creativity in teaching in higher education Be equipped to embed practices that enhance student creativity in their teaching Enhance interdisciplinary thinking to support creativity in the curriculum Explore how to incorporate creativity to better engage students in the learning process

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06 November 2019

Promoting Inclusivity through Universal Design for Learning

Learning Outcomes Identify and understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Discuss the advantages of applying UDL in third level education Evaluate approaches to UDL taken in other institutions and note successes and challenges in implementing UDL principles in different settings Apply UDL principles in their own practice to promote and implement an…

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