National Forum webinar explores the use of open educational resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning

View slide deck for this webinar A National Forum webinar “Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Licensing” took place on 11 June 2019. The webinar provided an overview of open licensing using Creative Commons licenses and featured the recently published resource, the National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit (itself an OER). Guest speaker Jennryn…

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Global Expert on Learning Analytics to Lead HEA/National Forum Inaugural Leadership Masterclass 2019

Event for Senior Leadership from Ireland’s Higher Education Sector The Higher Education Authority in partnership with The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education will host its inaugural Leadership Masterclass  “Data and its Strategic Value for Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions”  on Friday 14 June 2019, Dublin. This inaugural leadership masterclass…

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National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit Published

Today the National Forum publishes its Open Licensing Toolkit to support the use, creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER). The toolkit is the first in a series of resources and planned events by the National Forum to support open educational resources and practices, as outlined in the recent Insight: Supporting Open Education in…

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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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