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…


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,…


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)…


National Forum Seeks Applications for Post of Director

We are seeking applications for the role of Director – a challenging and exciting opportunity to drive the future enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education.  The position is open to both academic and professional staff with substantial, high-level experience in the higher education sector.

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National Forum welcomes opportunities to further enhance Teaching and Learning raised in Higher Education System Framework announced today

The National Forum for the enhancement of Teaching and Learning welcomed the recommendations of the Higher Education System Framework 2018-2020, announced today (Monday 15 January 2018) by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.  The Framework sets six key objectives, two…


New Report: Using Learning Analytics to Support the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Using Learning Analytics to support Teaching and Learning goals in higher education is the latest report, published by the National Forum.  The report looks at how learning analytics can be employed to the benefit of academic managers, staff and students.  Employed intelligently, it can supply predictive models to better inform approaches to teaching, highlight what…


2017 – initial implementation of the Professional Development Framework for Higher Education Sector

Released today, the National Forum has produced a concise infographic, capturing the work undertaken in 2017 to implement the national framework in Professional Development for all who teach in higher education.  This signals the culmination of a productive year for the Forum on key professional development initiatives including completed pilot studies, ongoing digital badges, funded…


New Forum Report Captures Current Technical Capacity across Ireland’s HE Sector

The National Forum is delighted to present Ireland’s Higher Education Technical Infrastructure. A Review of Current Context, with Implications for Teaching and Learning Enhancement. This report provides a detailed snapshot of the current state-of-play of the technology infrastructure which supports teaching and learning in Irish higher education. This is the first time such a comprehensive…


New Forum Insight – Update on Development and Implementation of Irish Survey of Student Engagement 2013-17

In tandem with today’s publication of the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) 2017 the National Forum has published an Insight tracing the development of the national survey since its inception in 2013 and also providing an overview of how those working in teaching and learning in higher education might make best use of the data…