PRESS RELEASE: Dr Terry Maguire Appointed Director of Ireland’s Advisory Body on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning are delighted to announce that Dr Terry Maguire has been appointed as Director for a second term. Dr Maguire led the Forum from its inception in 2013, establishing the body to drive a collaborative strategy for enhancing teaching and learning across Ireland’s higher education sector.…

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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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May 2020

Self-study in Action: Responding to the Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Framework

Learning Outcomes To support and generate evidence based approaches to teaching and learning in teacher education that are a) informed by feedback, participation and involvement from various stakeholders, b) implemented using a “students as partners” approach and c) facilitated through peer led discussions of self study methodologies with a focus on data sources To provide…

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Online Event- Making Connections: Research and Professional Development

Learning Outcomes Discuss the impact of research on your professional development Explore the concept of collaborative professionalism and build networks Build a shared expertise of educational research to support your professional growth Source evidence of the impact of educational research and utilise it in your practice Identify and explore with colleagues the synergies between your…

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28 May 2020

Webinar: Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources (OER)

This webinar will explore how to share resources which you have developed as open educational resources (OER) in order to facilitate sharing and reuse by others. Key topics will include choosing an open licence, creating an open licence, and considerations for sharing and reuse. The webinar will use the National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit as a reference…

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June 2020
17 June 2020

Undergraduate Psychology in Ireland 2020 – 2030

Learning Outcomes Discuss participant's provision of undergraduate psychology as they are challenged to evaluate and develop their current systems in a rapidly evolving environment (e.g. changes to learner profile, mode and timing of engagement, market and progression route drivers) while maintaining alignment to professional body requirements Reflect on best practice in teaching and learning with…

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18 June 2020

Showcasing a Tiered Public Health Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Student Participation, Health, Wellbeing and Success in Higher Education

Learning outcomes: Understand the role of Occupational Therapists in higher education settings Understand the Healthy Campus Charter Understand the tiered public health Occupational Therapy approach to supporting student participation, health, well being and success

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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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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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