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January 2019

Student orientation: How innovative practices can improve outcomes for incoming students

18th January 2019

Learning Outcomes: How to measure Orientation outcomes effectively How technology may be used to effectively communicate and manage Orientation programmes How to use technology / VLEs in an innovative way to improve Orientation outcomes How to incorporate community engagement activities effectively into student Orientation How extended orientation programmes may be used to enhance the initial Orientation programme Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.  

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Are we ready? Making the shift from delivering the content to being facilitators of learning

25th January 2019

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be enabled to: Appraise the reality of the learning contexts for students as they move from postprimary to third level Reflect on their role as HEI lecturers in making the shift from imparting content through lecture delivery to being facilitators of learning in a student-centered dynamic learning environment Contribute to a forum for the sharing of good practice by third level expert practitioners Engage with innovative technological tools that can be used in class to facilitate…

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February 2019

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – A professional development workshop to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment

7th February 2019

Learning Outcomes: Identify the principles and best practice approaches of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Discuss key issues around inclusivity and UDL in Higher Education Institutions Apply the principles of UDL to promote and implement an inclusive teaching andnlearning environment across a range of settings - Evaluate the benefits of UDL interventions over time Establish a Community of Practice (CoP) to promote a UDL culture Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly…

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Designing your professional portfolio – Walking the walk with ePortfolios

14th February 2019

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn the affordances of eportfolio for recording and reflecting on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Participants will be able to identify key elements to include in their own professional portfolio Participants will be able to select an appropriate technology platform for the development of their professional portfolio Participants will design a draft professional portfolio which they can continue to develop after the workshop Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser…

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Learning from student success: Barriers and facilitators

21st February 2019

Learning Outcomes To gain an overview of best practice across institutions in involving and engaging students as partners in discussions about success To learn from student experiences through engaging students as partners in discussions around success across a range of disciplines To learn from students what their needs are in terms of supports to help them attain success To gain insight into what students feel are the most effective ways to engage them as partners in thier own success To…

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Students as self regulating partners in assessment. Design, development, implementation and evaluation.

27th February 2019

Learning Outcomes: Critique evidence of the benefits of learners engaging in self regulation through peer review Critically reflect on the enablers to peer review Discuss and synthesise the links between self regulated learning and peer review learning Explore how peer review can be implemented in practice within academic settings Design a template for implementation which is reflective of the unique discipline and setting for attendees Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly…

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March 2019

Fostering a partnership between students and clinicians in the assessment of practice education

4th March 2019

Learning Outcomes: The attendees will: Understand approaches and techniques that facilitate better partnership between students and clinicians in the assessment of practice education Appreciate how collaborative assessment contributes to the development of desired graduate attributes (i.e. to act responsibly, think independently, communicate effectively, and develop continuously) Be able to implement approaches and techniques that facilitate collaborative assessment The hosts will: Understand what supporting resources are needed to improve assessment literacy among students and clinicians over the course of practice education…

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A practice exchange of innovation using technology in professional education: Sharing experiences of nurse, solicitor and teaching education

7th March 2019

Learning Outcomes: Understand how technology is being used innovatively in professional educational domains, to include nurse, solicitor and teacher education Recognise the rewards and associated challenges in using technology innovatively in these professional domains Critically evaluate the technologies presented Apply the use of these technologies to one’s own professional education context Eventbrite registration link will be added soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Documenting Erasmus student experiences through ePortfolio

12th March 2019

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to design and implement an eportfolio task to support students studying abroad Participants will have designed a draft eportfolio task aimed at supporting study abroad students Participants will be able to demonstrate an awareness of eportfolio pedagogy Evenbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Using small scale digital initiatives to support large scale digital policies

22nd March 2019

Learning Outcomes: Outline how small scale initiatives, such as the ABC curriculum design, can be used to support large scale institutional policies on digital learning Describe how to implement the ABC Curriculum design process Create a visual storyboard of a module using the ABC Curriculum design toolkit Define activities and assessments that will help students achieve the module learning outcomes based on Laurillard’s (2009) six learning types Apply this curriculum design process at a programme level Eventbrite registration link will…

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April 2019

Mental health in higher education: Personal wellbeing for professional development

25th April 2019

Learning Outcomes: After the conference, attendees should be able to: Describe the issues relating to mental health in HE Identify the importance of personal wellbeing in HE Discuss the representation of personal wellbeing in Domain 1 of the National Forum’s Professional Framework Develop procedures that safeguard staff mental health in HE Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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May 2019

Enabling policies for digital teaching and learning: One year on

2nd May 2019

Learning Outcomes: A picture of the experiences of policy developers grappling with the challenges of Digital Technology An understanding of the specific policy areas that are affected by the increased use of digital technology in teaching and learning Insight into some of the solutions to the issues above that policy developers are considering Evenbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Building towards programme learning outcomes through effective assessment and feedback strategies

9th May 2019

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: Identify key concepts underpinning programme-focused assessment (PFA) that draw upon key findings/ recommendations from the UK TESTA project www.testa.ac.uk and the DIT’s LEAF Teaching Fellowship LEAF (Leading Enhancement of Assessment & Feedback) to inform curriculum design practice Review their programme assessment strategies with the aim of streamlining approaches to better take account the needs of an increasingly diverse student population and the requirement for staff and students…

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Empowering students through big data

16th May 2019

Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate the positive impact of analytics when used by students themselves as part of the learning process Outline the types of data readily available to staff and students To shift the focus of learning analytics from surveillance to positive student empowerment Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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June 2019

Assessment for learning speech disorders and phonetics for speech and language therapy students in Ireland

17th June 2019

Learning Outcomes: The participants will be able to: Summarise current approaches to assessment and teaching of Speech Disorders and Phonetics and training of perceptual judgement in the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) programmes in Ireland Critically appraise the different approaches for assessment and teaching of Speech Disorders and Phonetics and training of perceptual judgement in a wide variety of speech disorders, in the shape of a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) Discuss the competencies in phonetics, perceptual judgement, and…

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