National Forum Ezine #1

Welcome Stop, start, continue PD Prompts My T&L Space Technology Tenses A Typical T&L Day HEIku NF News Welcome Welcome to the National Forum ezine where we present voices, experiences and stories from across the higher education sector.  We have included a range of formats, mostly informal, which we hope you will find professional, engaging…

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€5.57m Fund Announced for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Irish Higher Education

Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding in Higher Education 2019 The Higher Education Authority, in partnership with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, has announced today a new once-off non-competitive fund for teaching and learning in higher education. The fund aligns strategically the teaching and learning…

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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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October 2020

The New Normal: How to Achieve Effective Remote Working

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate the ability to apply virtual/remote work practices in order to enhance learning and teaching delivery • Identify the environmental problems associated with virtual/remote working, and engage in problem solving strategies to provide suitable solutions • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate virtual work practices into learning and teaching…

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08 October 2020

Building Trust in Online T&L – Ethical Practice for Students and Staff

Learning Objectives • Discuss issues relating to quality assurance, ethics and academic integrity in the online learning environment • Identify barriers and enablers to trust for both staff and students in the online learning environment • Identify and employ resources to promote ethical practice for students and staff • Explore opportunities related to current practice…

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08 October 2020

Digital Professionalism for All Those Who Teach

Learning Objectives • Understand the key issues and debates in digital professionalism in professional education • Apply concepts of digital professionalism to their own teaching, learning, and scholarly activities

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14 October 2020

Work-based Assessment (WBA): Exploring the Challenge of Consistency

Hosted by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (National Forum) in partnership with Quality Qualifications Ireland(QQI), this webinar will explore what is understood as WBA in the Irish context, focus on the shared assessment challenges and opportunities across the different contexts and will discuss some key practice insights…

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

Learning Objectives • Offer fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland • Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom • Debate and question what lies at…

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The Business of Contract Cheating

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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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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Supporting Writing: How Supervisors Can Support Doctoral Students to Write-up

Learning Objectives • Implement strategies for providing writing feedback to students • Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft • Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing up • Offer advice on writing productivity to doctoral students

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30 October 2020

Plagiarism and Collusion – Myth or Reality? Assessment for Future Needs

Learning Objectives • Enhance awareness amongst all those who teach of the types of plagiarism and collusion that are most prevalent • Enable debate on the evidence surrounding plagiarism, collusion and contract cheating • Encourage re-design of assessment practices to support learning and reduce possibilities for plagiarism and collusion • Embed self-reflection and create awareness…

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November 2020
03 November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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