Forum publishes Guidance on Learner Data Usage in higher education Institutions in advance of GDPR Enforcement

Learner Data is instrumental for higher education institutions to ensure student success and retention. However, with the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR from May 2018, the principles in the regulation must be applied to all personal data, including learner data. The latest Insight, published by the National Forum gives a brief…

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LIVE: Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund 2016 Project Reviews – March 2018

The latest review of National Forum T&L Enhancement Fund projects (2016 Project Type 001, 002 & 003) are being held today, 29 March. The reviews are facilitated by an international review panel. LIVE STREAM *Live feed will intermittently breaks before and after each presentation   Project Type 01,02 & 03 Project Title Partners (* Lead Partner) 29th March 2018 Presentation Schedule…

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Inaugural DELTA Awardees Announced

Press Release INAUGURAL DELTA AWARDEES ANNOUNCED Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2018 Eleven projects from seven higher level institutions were announced as Awardees at the inaugural DELTA (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment) awards in Dublin this evening (Wednesday 21st March).  The awards were presented by the Minister for Higher Education,…

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Minister for Higher Education Announces Shortlist for Inaugural DELTA Awards 2018

PRESS RELEASE Minister for Higher Education Announces Shortlist for Inaugural DELTA Awards 2018. Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment Awards 2018 The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today (Thursday 8 March 2018) announced the shortlist for the inaugural DELTA Awards 2018.  The DELTA awards (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment)…

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March 2020
31 March 2020

Diverse Learning Environments: Creating a Campus Climate for Student Success

Learning Outcomes Identify the different perspectives about student success how it is viewed by students and universities Reflect on the needs of diverse undergraduate student cohorts and how they are currently supported Consider the elements /dimensions of campus climate that contribute to and inhibit success in an diverse learning environment Develop strategies to promote campus…

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April 2020

How the National Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach in Higher Education in Ireland can Inform Continuing Professional Development for Library Staff

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate a greater awareness of the Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach in Higher Education Develop a clear understanding of the value of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for library staff and the varying approaches to CPD Consider practical steps on using the framework facilitating a reconsideration of library practice and CPD…

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22 April 2020

Online Meeting with SATLE Fund Leads on 22 April

An online meeting is taking place on 22 April, open to all institution leads, to discuss initiatives funded under the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding in Higher Education 2019. Collectively, the initiatives represent an investment of €5.57m across 22 higher education institutions, focused on ensuring that teaching and learning within and across…

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23 April 2020

Engaging with the Professional Development Framework: User Perspectives

Learning Outcomes Promote engagement with, and implementation of, the Professional Development Framework in participant's institutions and across the HE sector Share experiences of different approaches to implementing the Professional Development Framework in HEI Discuss the benefits and challenges of utilising the Professional Development Framework Design or employ a user guide to facilitate the implementation of…

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28 April 2020

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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30 April 2020

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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May 2020

Action in Architecture – Teaching for Climate Change, Teaching for the Future

Learning Outcomes Enabling those attending to understand the context in which their teaching practice and methods can develop to tackle the issue of climate change with reference to the perspectives of the case studies shown and through round table discussions Enabling those attending to learn from each other, share experiences and draw strength from a…

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07 May 2020

Online Launch of INDEx Report

Save the date/time: 7 May 2020, 11am The National Forum, in partnership with higher education institutions across the country, will hold an online launch of the INDEx Report on 7 May 2020 at 11am. In autumn 2019, as part of the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey, 25,484 students and 4,445 staff who teach across…

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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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Engineering an Ethical Reboot: Embracing the Social Dimension of Engineering

Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the technical work of engineers is inherently social and political Consider pedagogical approaches that might foster a deeper and more holistic student appreciation of social responsibility in the context of engineering practice Develop an appreciation of how, as educators, we might empower students to make a positive contribution…

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