This National Forum Insight provides those shaping policy in higher education institutions with useful guidance on the use of learner data as they develop strategies for student success. The Insight includes an overview of key considerations and stages in the strategic use of data for supporting student success. It also presents a list of helpful supporting resources.
On Monday 12 November 2018, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education jointly hosted an event bringing together representatives from the higher education and training sector to discuss the assessment of learners and learning. This insight shares some key themes arising from discussion during that assessment event.
This Forum Insight outlines the National Forum’s commitment to supporting open education principles, practices and policies in Irish higher education. In light of the growing development of open education across Europe and internationally, as well as the increasing urgency of supporting Irish higher education staff and students in an increasingly networked society, the need is clear. The National Forum Strategy 2019-21 includes a specific focus on supporting open education across all of our strategic priorities.
This Forum Insight summarises a systematic review of literature, exploring 65 peer-reviewed publications in the area of technology-enhanced assessment, with a particular focus on staff experiences of various related approaches. The study was funded by the National Forum, in partnership with the Irish Research Council, and was conducted by researchers at Trinity College Dublin.
The National Forum’s 2016-18 Enhancement Theme focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning in Irish higher education. In addition, a recent National Forum project focused on Enabling Policies for Digital Teaching and Learning (National Forum, 2018a). This Forum Insight draws on the findings from these two National Forum projects, to inform and encourage discussion around assessment policies in Irish higher education.
This Forum Insight outlines eight steps involved in developing an enabling policy for digital teaching and learning.
This Forum Insight serves as a quick guide to some of the legal obligations arising from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data protection legislation that becomes enforceable across the EU from 25 May 2018.
This infographic captures the work undertaken in 2017 to implement the national framework in Professional Development for all who teach in higher education.
This Forum Insight traces the development of the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) since its introduction in 2013. The Insight also provides an overview of how those working in teaching and learning in higher education might make best use of the data provided by the ISSE.
This Forum Insight introduces the National Forum’s Online Resource for Learning Analytics (ORLA), a new open-source library of learning analytics (LA) resources, available at teachingandlearning.ie/orla