107 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiatives Now Active Across 22 Irish Higher Education Institutions

January has been a significant month for teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The 107 teaching and learning enhancement initiatives that were announced by Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T. D., have now begun across 22 higher education institutions. Collectively, the initiatives represent an investment of €5.57m focused on ensuring…

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National Forum Board Hold Teaching and Learning Thinktank

The Board of the National Forum held a thinktank on 11 December, focused on the strategic direction of the National Forum over the coming years. The thinktank began with blue-skies thinking about teaching and learning more broadly in Ireland, based on the institutional experiences and policy perspectives of members of the Board. Presentations were then…

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29,929 Responses Received to the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey

A total of 29,929 staff and students shared their digital experiences through the recent Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey, Ireland’s first survey of the digital experience, expectations and engagement of students, and staff who teach, in Irish higher education. The survey was open across 34 participating higher education institutions from 14 November until 1…

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October 2021
01 October 2021

Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 Online Conference

The National Forum is delighted to support the Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 Conference, to be hosted online on 01 October by Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology. This is the fourth in a series of SURE Conferences. Students from throughout Ireland who are completing their final…

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06 October 2021

Webinar: Transforming Teaching and Learning for Student Success

As we embark on the autumn semester, this webinar, organised in partnership with the HEA, will reflect on what has been learned through the pandemic context and will consider what this means for how the key enablers of student success can be strengthened across face-to-face, blended, and online/remote teaching and learning contexts. The webinar will…

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November 2021
08 November 2021

Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VITAL) Week 2021

From 08 to 12 November 2021, the higher education community will come together through local and national events to consider how we value teaching and learning and what the future of education will look like for the students of tomorrow. Valuing Ireland’s Teaching & Learning (VIT&L) Week is for everyone. It will provide opportunities to…

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08 November 2021
08 November 2021

Scholarship Hour

A daily webinar sharing teaching and learning scholarship, featuring the research of one of our  National Forum Fellows plus a number of Gasta lightning talks as part of the weeklong GASTA marathon.

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09 November 2021

Transiting towards a Climate Action University

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Sligo and Letterkenny Institute of Technology are in the process of transitioning to a new Technological University for the West and North-West of Ireland. This series of events (Nov. 9, 11, 16, 18 and 23) will explore the synergies and opportunities that this transition presents from a…

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09 November 2021

Transiting towards a Climate Action University

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Sligo and Letterkenny Institute of Technology are in the process of transitioning to a new Technological University for the West and North-West of Ireland. This series of events (Nov. 9, 11, 16, 18 and 23) will explore the synergies and opportunities that this transition presents from a…

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09 November 2021

Scholarship Hour

A daily webinar sharing teaching and learning scholarship, featuring the research of one of our  National Forum Fellows plus a number of Gasta lightning talks as part of the weeklong GASTA marathon.

Find out more »
10 November 2021
10 November 2021

Scholarship Hour

A daily webinar sharing teaching and learning scholarship, featuring the research of one of our  National Forum Fellows plus a number of Gasta lightning talks as part of the weeklong GASTA marathon.

Find out more »

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