All Aboard 2017 Digital Skills For Learning Week Underway

All Aboard 2017 is a new joint initiative from The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 16 of Ireland’s higher education institutions. It is a week long programme of 300 national and regional events running to 7th April to boost Ireland’s digital skills for learning. All Aboard 2017…

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Parents Digital Workshop Welcomes the Blocking of Sim Simi App in Ireland

All Aboard 2017 Gets Underway Parents Digital Workshop Welcomes the Blocking of Sim Simi App in Ireland All Aboard 2017, a week of 300 events to build confidence in digital skills for learning began this morning (Monday 3 April 2017) with an information session on “Growing Up in The Digital World- For Parents” in partnership…

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Digital Ninja Visits Ballyfermot Students For Workshop On Digital Wellbeing As Part Of All Aboard 2017

DIGITAL NINJA VISITS BALLYFERMOT STUDENTS FOR WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL WELLBEING AS PART OF ALL ABOARD 2017 Digital Ninja Wayne Denner will run a workshop on “Online Reputation, Protection, Wellbeing & Employability”  for students from The Dominican College, Ballyfermot on Monday 3 April, the launch day of the All Aboard 2017 programme that runs until Friday 7…

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All Aboard 17 are delighted to share the 100-plus resource from Making Ireland Click

All Aboard 17 are delighted to share the 100-plus resource from Making Ireland Click, a TV series and website dedicated to helping people do more with digital.   On MakingIrelandClick.ie, there are over 100 resources and courses aimed at those who want to get started online, and those already online, who want to do more.  As…

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How is Learning Analytics Perceived by (a group of) Irish Students?

When talking to HE staff about Learning Analytics, the major concern that comes up is normally around privacy. ‘Big Brother’, ‘Snooping’, ‘Surveillance’, we’ve heard them all aimed at analytics at one time or another. However, student surveys from countries and institutions that have adopted analytics tend to be pretty comprehensively positive. Students appear to have…

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New Briefing Paper: Transitions of International Students into Higher Education in Ireland (March 2017)

The National Forum is pleased to share a new briefing paper, available here, which explores the experiences of 573 international students, across five higher education institutions, who studied in Ireland during 2015. The National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 places a strong emphasis on internationalisation and this emphasis is further evidenced in the projected increase…

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New National Forum Insights as part of the Enhancement Theme 2016-18 focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning

We are delighted to announce the publication of three new National Forum Insights as part of the Enhancement Theme 2016-18, focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning. The first insight, available here, summarises the main findings from a recent report which profiled documented assessment practices across a sample of 30 undergraduate degree programmes. The study explored whether…

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DkIT Promotes Digital Skills for Learning

Next week, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) will celebrate “All Aboard 2017”, a week-long (3-7 April 2017) programme of national and regional events designed to help build confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning. DkIT’s School of Informatics and Creative Arts will once again lead the initiative in the North East with a jam-packed series…

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Ireland’s National Forum For The Enhancement Of Teaching & Learning In Higher Education Launches Delta Awards 

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and  Learning in Higher Education has launched its Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awards for Ireland’s higher education sector. The National Forum’s third national learning impact award, the DELTA Awards  aim to add a crucial discipline-led dimension to Ireland’s national approach to identifying excellence in teaching. The Awards will be…

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