Assessment Symposium & Insight

The recent Assessment Symposium, hosted by the National Forum on Tuesday 31 October, was a great success with over 100 people from the higher education sector in attendance. The Forum also published its latest Insight summarising both the substantive work that has been carried out by the Forum in conjunction with the Sector since 2016 under the…

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New Forum Insight on Work-based Assessment

The latest Forum Insight published today focuses on our understanding of the various approaches to work-based assessment and includes an overview of assessment terminology, the contexts within which work-based assessment takes place, and some initial suggestions regarding assessment methods, assessors and grading for assessment. Click here to read the Insight. The publication of this Insight is particularly…

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Rescheduled Workshops for Facilitators in Digital Badge Programme (NUIG venue)

Due to adverse weather conditions on Monday 16th October, the workshops for Facilitators in the National PD Digital Badge programme being hosted in NUIG have been rescheduled to Wednesday 25th October.  The listed workshops are Student Engagement, Mentoring in Teaching and Learning and Enabling Student Volunteering. The short workshops will offer a unique opportunity to…

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Tuesday’s ‘Facilitating a PD Digital Badge Programme’ Workshops Update

Tuesday’s ‘Facilitating a PD Digital Badge Programme’ workshop series will continue tomorrow, 16th October. The ‘Mentoring in Teaching and Learning’ programme led by Lynn Ramsey has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. ‘Getting Started with Online Teaching’ will take place at the earlier time slot of 2pm. Please ensure you are…

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Monday’s ‘Facilitating a PD Digital Badge Programme’ Workshops Cancelled due to Storm Warning

The National Forum wishes to inform registrants that, in the interest of safety, Monday’s ‘Facilitating a PD Digital Badge Programme’ workshops have been cancelled due to the arrival of Storm Ophelia. This set of workshops will be rescheduled in due course. NUI Galway will be closed tomorrow, Monday 16th October. Following consultation w/ local authorities, @nuigalway will close…

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Evaluation Form for Professional Development Digital Badge Facilitators Workshops

Thanks to all those who took or are taking part in the current round of workshops for Facilitators in the National PD Digital Badge programme. We are currently working on the dedicated portal for professional development in higher education and in the meantime, click here to fill out the evaluation form. Your responses and feedback…

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Workshop Schedule announced for ‘Facilitating a PD digital badge programme’

The National Forum today announced the finalised schedule for the upcoming October workshop series ‘Facilitating a PD digital badge programme’. The workshops are aimed at educators who want to deliver the Professional Development open-access programmes themselves in the future. Participants at these workshops will be provided with the skills, knowledge, competence and confidence to become…

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Call for Expressions of Interest in Data-Enabled Student Success Initiative (DESSI)

The digital footprints that students leave as they engage with online services such as VLEs can be an invaluable source of information for institutions as they aim to increase retention, progression and completion rates, protect students’ welfare and enhance their depth of learning.

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Forum announces extension to application deadline for prestigious DELTA Awards

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning announces an extension to the deadline for submission of Phase 2 applications for the inaugural national learning impact awards, the DELTA Awards. The deadline is now Thursday 30th November at 12 noon All applications must be submitted through the DELTA Award online interface http://delta.teachingandlearning.ie The…

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Join the Conversation on Programme Assessment with the National Forums ‘Tuesday Tweets’ #nfassess @ForumTL

The National Forum, in association with Experts across the sector, has developed 32 individual resources on programme assessment, as part of the Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme. This collection contains case studies, commentaries and tools supporting the enhancement of assessment and feedback in Irish higher education programmes. This valuable resource is available online (Click here…

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