Reflecting on a Busy Semester for Sectoral Engagement

The 2019 spring semester was a busy one for the National Forum. In addition to launching our new 2019-21 Strategy in April, the staff of the National Forum spent time engaging with the higher education community in new ways to ensure our work continues to be rooted in experience and expertise. Four advisory groups were…

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Institutional Leads Confirmed for €5.57m Fund

All eligible higher education institutions have now nominated institutional leads for the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding in Higher Education 2019. The fund, with a total value of €5.57m, represents a significant commitment to the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The investment is designed to enable the development…

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Irish National Digital Experience Survey to be Launched Soon

The National Forum, in partnership with higher education institutions across the country and their representative bodies, will soon launch Ireland’s first national survey of the digital experiences of those who teach and learn in Irish higher education. The Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey is an opportunity to better understand the digital engagement, experiences and…

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National Forum Shortlisted for eGovernment Award

We are delighted to announce that the National Forum’s new Open Courses Professional Development Interface has been shortlisted for the Ireland eGovernment Awards 2019 in the Innovation Award category. This Open Courses Professional Development Interface reflects the collaborative commitment of the higher education community to ongoing professional development for positive individual, institutional and sectoral change.…

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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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