Professional Development Open Course Development Process

The purpose of this guide is to explain the National Forum’s professional development (PD) open course design and development process and to provide guidance on good practice for collaborating development teams. This document should be read by the full development team to inform their open course development proposal and preparation for delivery.

DELTA Award Handbook

This handbook has been produced to guide teams who are interested in applying for the DELTA Award. The handbook explains why the DELTA Award is important for teams and for the sector, it highlights the benefits of achieving a DELTA Award, it outlines the application process associated with the Award and it provides details of where colleagues interested in applying for the Award can find more information.

Student Success: Barriers and Facilitators

This report discusses the views of final year students and recent graduates who attended a TCD led, multi-institutional one-day workshop on what student success means to them, and what they identified as the facilitators of and barriers to achieving that success.
The findings were based on the analysis of four types of inputs for the seminar: written submissions by students on the theme prior to the seminar and student talks, panel discussion and workshop discussions on the day of the seminar.
Student success is a broad concept. It is different for and personal to each student and changes with the student’s journey from initial entry to college through to graduation. In order to have a framework to discuss the concept at the seminar, a thematic analysis was done of the written submissions which students submitted prior to the seminar.

Embracing alternative formats, assessment strategies and digital technologies to revitalise practical sessions in Science & Health

A report commissioned by the steering committee of the
“Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) in science & health practical settings”
project entitled:
Embracing alternative formats, assessment strategies and digital technologies to revitalise practical sessions in Science & Health
Author: Ronan T. Bree
Department of Applied Sciences, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Editors: Akinlolu Akande, Dina Brazil, David Doyle, Nuala Harding, Yvonne Kavanagh, Moira Maguire and Anne Mulvihill.