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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December 2021
01 December 2021

Exploring Gender Friendly Practices with Children and Young People

Learning Objectives Interrogate the ethos of gender friendly practice, in particular in settings with children and young people Explore and challenge gender stereotypes and the associated harms Consider strategies to support students in challenging gender stereotypes in their practice   Event hosted on Zoom

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01 December 2021

Compassion in Groupwork

Learning Objectives Discuss the theoretical basis for rooting compassion into university curricula Explore how the enactment of compassion can promote inclusivity and critical thinking in groupwork Consider how the micro skills of compassion can be taught and assessed

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02 December 2021

Part 2 – Responding to Unintentional Academic Impropriety: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Approaches

Learning Objectives Empower delegates to understand the difference between unintentional and intentional academic impropriety and some of the newer and more complex challenges to academic integrity in the 21st century such as essay mills and fake news Provide delegates with an overview of institutional initiatives and pedagogical approaches to preventing unintentional academic impropriety Provide delegates…

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03 December 2021

Learning Analytics – A Critical Issue in Higher Education

Learning Objectives To critically explore and discuss learning analytics approaches and experiences To raise awareness of existing useful Irish and international learning analytics resources and case studies

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03 December 2021

Promoting Inclusivity through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Learning Objectives Identify the fundamental principles of universal design for learning (UDL) Explore the value of UDL in blended learning programmes in the post-COVID classroom Consider the potential of UDL as a framework to promote inclusivity in all areas of campus life Explore the contribution of the UDL framework to other areas, such as anti-racist…

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08 December 2021

Joining the (disjointed) Dots: Student Success in Language Learning in Ireland

Learning Objectives To foster an open, cross-sectoral dialogue about language learning To define student success in foreign language teaching and learning in each sector To consider how HE can support a path towards future cross-sectoral engagement in the area of foreign language learning

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10 December 2021

Successfully Supervising Research Students Remotely

Learning Objectives How to effectively engage with remote research supervision Peer to peer learning between participants Facilitation reflection on pros and cons of remote supervision Supporting the creation of a community of practice in research supervision nationally

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14 December 2021

ePortfolio Implementation: The Impact for Students, from Reflection to Ownership

Learning Objectives Understand how students are using ePortfolios in higher education Recognise the issues that students experience when using ePortfolios and evaluate the importance of student and staff support structures Participants will learn about the use for ePortfolio implementation across different disciplines Explore assessment strategies and the collaborative approach used with ePortfolios Explore the trends…

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15 December 2021

Design a better 2022 – enhancing digital productivity and wellbeing for early career academics

Learning Objectives Engage in purposeful and critical reflection on everyday digital working practices as they relate to professional development and wellbeing Participate in interdisciplinary peer dialogue and cultivate a professional network that seeks to enhance digital wellbeing in the context of academic teaching and learning Identify key innovations in digital technologies to enhance learning, teaching…

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17 December 2021

Using Student Feedback and Learning Analytics in your Professional Development

Learning Objectives Participants will amend or modify teaching/curriculum considering student evaluations Participants will amend or modify teaching/curriculum considering learning analytics Participants will consider how to close the feedback loop Participants will consider how to incorporate student feedback and learning analytics in their professional development

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