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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October 2020
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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03 November 2020

MoodleMunch Lunchtime Webinar Series

Lunchtime webinar series showcasing digital learning and teaching practices Serving you the second course MoodleMunch returns in late 2020 serving you a second course of delicious tips, fulfilling insights, meaty case studies, nutritious good practices and more. Series 2 schedule (2020/2021) Tuesday 3 November 2020 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Dublin/Europe) In this webinar, Dublin City University and…

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05 November 2020

Enhancing First Year Student Success Using a Games-based Approach

Learning Objectives • Reflect upon strategies employed to support student success within first year programmes • Identify activities where gamification methods might be used to engage first year students with their subject discipline, staff and their peer group • Design a game based activity in collaboration with staff and students that could be used in…

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Digital Storytelling in the Curriculum

Learning Objectices • Examine a range of applications for digital storytelling in teaching • Consider the value of digital storytelling as a reflection tool in the Health Sciences and the Arts • Analyse the effectiveness of digital storytelling projects in challenging barriers to healthcare and social justice • Identify the potential of digital storytelling for…

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06 November 2020

Redesigning Assessment and Developing Staff and Student Feedback Literacy

Learning Objectives • Elaborate on the meaning of feedback and distinguish between general feedback and feedback on assessment • Examine assessment strategies and consider how we can redesign assessments to provide opportunity for students to engage with and incorporate the feedback in subsequent assessments • Empower students as confident and competent evaluators of their own…

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09 November 2020

Decolonizing the Curriculum

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as…

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10 November 2020

Email as a Pedagogic Tool

Learning Objectives • Critically evaluate the role of email as a pedagogic tool • Explore approaches to managing email in a remote teaching context • Enhance email communication between staff and students

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10 November 2020

Webinar: DELTA Award Application and Review Process

A National Forum information webinar will be hosted about the application and review process involved with the Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Award on 10 November 2020 from 12.00 - 12.45. The DELTA award is presented to discipline groups who can demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and learning enhancement and…

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12 November 2020

Working On Reflection – Supporting Students to Reflect on Work Placement

Learning Objectives • Discuss the importance of using reflective practices for work based learning and assessment • Conduct a workshop for students pre-placement and during placement on reflective processes and methods • Provide feedback for students on their reflections • Assess reflections for work based learning

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