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Helpful advice and resources on including e-assessment in your courses if you are a lecturer and resources to help you improve your mathematical skills if you are a student.

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MAPpd is an outcomes-based suite of evaluative tools aimed at supporting institutions or programme teams who wish to align/map their teaching and learning programmes and modules with the National Professional Development Framework.

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Y1 Feedback address challenges associated with feedback in the first year of Higher Education and leverages the potential of digital technologies to support and enhance feedback approaches. Highlights include 24 video case studies of technology-enabled feedback approaches for first year.

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The Student Success Toolbox supports student transitions from thinking about study to the first weeks on a programme. It targets retention and completion rates particularly for flexible learners through provision of a suite of digital tools.

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StreetLaw is a form of public legal education that involves law students teaching practical law using a wide range of interactive methodologies to encourage them to be active participants in their own learning. It is used to bring legal information into schools, prisons, homeless shelters and other community settings.

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The Teachers’ Research Exchange (T-REX) is an online space where in-service, registered or pre-service teachers, educational researchers, students, and other educational professionals in Ireland can connect to set up research groups, share resources, collaborate on projects, learn from each other’s similar interests, and find support for their work.

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Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) in Science & Health Practical Settings has identified approaches to assessment centred on digital technologies, which can enhance learning in the practical environment. Resources available include pre-practical videos and quizzes, electronic lab notebooks and ePortfolios, digital feedback and rubrics.

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The ePortfolio Hub offers an ePortfolio framework to guide you through the steps involved in developing an ePortfolio. These include looking at what an ePortfolio is, why you might use one and how to get started with developing your own ePortfolio or ePortfolio project. Resources include presentations on ePortfolios in Ireland by practitioners.

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RPL Experience is an online course developed for higher education staff seeking professional development in RPL assessment skills and in supporting RPL applicants effectively in GMIT, LyIT, and IT Sligo. It provides a comprehensive overview of how RPL works and student journeys and success stories illustrate the process.

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UniDoodle is a classroom response system app which allows students to quickly submit sketch-style answers via their iOS or Android device to questions asked by their teacher in class.

Features include freehand drawing and multiple choice questions.

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ATLAS is a bespoke mapping tool and consultation pack developed to support educational developers in interpreting the PD framework within the context of existing accredited provision in their institution, with a view to examining and addressing specific staff professional development needs.

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All-Aboard is a novel approach for learners, teachers, and anyone who uses technology to support their work, study, or other aspects of living in a digital age. Using an interactive Metro Map to think about digital skills, there are shared lessons and learning materials that anyone can access online, and digital badges to be earned.

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TELU is a collection of free online micro-learning courses courses, designed to help busy educators support and enhance teaching and learning. TELU features over 150 courses, each designed by experienced educators and designers and curated into easy-to-use, meaningful channels.

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Social Policy Education: Enhancing Digital Skills (SPEEDS) was designed to expand social policy educators’ digital capacities and improve their confidence in integrating digital skills into curricula. Digital badges can be earned aligned to the national PD Framework leading to digital champions within participating institutions.

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An explanatory video of the values-based national Professional Development Framework, highlighting the five domains, all underpinned by scholarship and relevant to staff with a teaching role in higher education in Ireland.

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Ireland’s framework to support the professional development of those who teach across the sector is underpinned by a set of core professional values and provides a structured way for the individual to plan and engage with professional development activities for teaching and learning within the sector.

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An explanatory video of the five core values underpinning staff engagement with professional development: Inclusivity, Authenticity, Collaboration, Scholarship, Learner-centredness. The values reflect the aims of the PD Framework on empowering and encouraging staff, enhancing the learning experience and contributing to quality in teaching and learning in Irish Higher Education.

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Vendors were asked to respond to a standardised set of questions relating to:
— User functionality
— Service agreements
— Cost
— Infrastructural and technical specification
— Compatibility with platforms currently in use in Irish HEIs

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This report builds on the work started by Trends 2015 in examining how European higher education institutions change and adapt their learning and teaching approaches in response to changing demand, technological and societal developments.

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10 European Principles for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching incorporating useful questions to start conversations about learning and teaching enhancement within higher education institutions.

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In 2016, in partnership with the Irish Research Council, under its Research for Policy and Society Programme, the National Forum funded a study which set out to explore the literature in the area of technology-enhanced assessment (TEA), with a particular focus on staff experiences of various TEA approaches. A Forum Insight summarising the report can be accessed here.