Partnership Launched between National Forum and HEA Introducing Erasmus+ DELTA Scholarships

Pictured, L-R: Mr Gerry O’Sullivan, Head of International Programmes, HEA, Dr Terry Maguire, National Forum Director A partnership has been launched between the International Section of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the National Forum. The partnership focuses on supporting the professional development of staff through international mobility and recognising disciplinary excellence in learning, teaching…

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National Symposium Focused on Using Data to Support Student Success

Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics, Monash University, Australia delivers his presentation at the recent National Forum-hosted symposium on Using Data to Support Student Success Learning Analytics in Higher Education is about Embracing Complexity Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics, Monash University, Australia Download Slides Analytics in Revenue Mr. Daniel Sinnott, Chief Analytics…

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Forum-Funded report on the Use of Technology in Assessment Published Today by Minister for Higher Education

Pictured at the launch of the Forum-Funded report on the Use of Technology in Assessment are:Prof. Chris Morash, Vice Provost, TCD, Prof David Nicol, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair, Irish Research Council, Dr Terry Maguire, Director, National Forum for the Enhancement…

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Forum to host National Symposium on ‘Institutional Approaches to Using Data for Enhancing Student Success’

A National Symposium on ‘Institutional Approaches to Using Data for Enhancing Student Success’ will be hosted by the Forum on Tuesday 23 October 2018 in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin from 9.30am.  This high-level symposium is aimed at higher education institutional managers and focuses on national and international best practice in developing effective strategies for…

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October 2021
26 October 2021

Creating Better Digital Video for Recorded and Live Streamed Classes

Learning Objectives Identify elements of high quality video Recognise the many competing considerations in creating high quality video Discuss the requirements for creating single and multi-camera live and recorded video Compare different equipment and setups for creating video for online teaching

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27 October 2021

Antiracism and UDL in the Irish Higher and Further Education Setting

Learning Objectives Explore how UDL principles can be applied to anti-racist teaching practice in the Irish Higher and Further Education context Grow their awareness of how to acknowledge, value and honour diversity in the learning environment Reflect on the diversity of learners in your institution and how to move from diversity to inclusion in your…

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27 October 2021

UCD LEAP: Engagement Monitoring & Remote Support Delivery in Online Environments

Learning Objectives Increase understanding of available domains where engagement insights can be made in an online environment Increase understanding of how the above differ from traditional insights available from face-to-face interactions Increase understanding of how to design VLE environments in a way which enables engagement Increase understanding of how to pull actionable data out of…

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November 2021
03 November 2021

Creating Haptic, Material and Equitable Online Learning in the Visual Arts

Learning Objectives Gain a toolkit of pedagogical strategies for delivering meaningful online delivery in the Visual Arts Understand ethical and equality concerns arising from provision of Visual Arts Education online How can embodied learning and embodied teaching be delivered online and how can tacit knowledge be captured or recognised in the online environment? How can…

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03 November 2021

Strategies for Promoting Student Self Efficacy in Higher Education

Learning Objectives Participants will acquire an understanding of definitions/theories pertaining to student self-efficacy in the context of higher education Participants will gain knowledge of the literature/key studies pertaining to student self-efficacy Participants will learn how to apply pedagogical approaches and other strategies to foster student self-efficacy to enhance the teaching and learning experience Participants will…

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03 November 2021

Sustainability in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sectors – asking the right questions?

Learning Objectives Demonstrate transformation in sustainability literacy as related to the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sector Explore exemplars of curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies for sustainability in Life Sciences Explore fundamental questions about the purpose of higher Education in building embedded pathways for lifelong sustainability

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04 November 2021

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 1

Learning Objectives To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement…

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05 November 2021

Fostering Metacognition in the Digital Learning Environment

Learning Objectives Understand the key role of metacognition in effective learning Appreciate the potential for fostering metacognitive approaches within the digital learning environment in university education Understand how tools within the virtual learning environment (VLE) may be leveraged to support metacognitive skills development in students Begin to frame metacognitive learning for blended implementation Become a…

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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

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