Professional Development Framework: Digital Portfolios and Communities of Practice

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology  , Ireland

Learning Objectives • Identify international and national trends relating to professional development in higher education • Demonstrate the embedding of professional development into the GMIT curriculum • Showcase GMIT/Sligo IT professional development digital portfolios • Explore strategies for the further expansion of a ‘community of practice’ centred around the National Forum’s professional development framework

Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology  , Ireland

Learning Objectives • Explore what student engagement information is available within the VLE (Moodle) and how it may be accessed • Become aware of the requirements for effective data collection to allow real time dashboarding of student data • Transform student engagement data into descriptive statistics to explore student behaviour for optimisation of course design…

Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology  , Ireland

Learning Objectives • Operate a lightboard studio and basic video recording equipment • Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement • Create a reusable online learning object using video technology for use in their own teaching practice *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology  , Ireland

Learning Objectives • Introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their applicability in a Higher Education context • Critically evaluate how Higher Education Institutes can advance and lead the implementation of the SDGs • Explore the synergies between existing sustainability initiatives e.g. Green Campus, Health Campus programmes, community engagement etc., and the SDGs • Explore…

NutriPD Seminar: Empowering Leaders in the Nutrition Profession-with a focus on competency-based assessment in nutrition education

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology  , Ireland

Learning Objectives Critically discuss the use of competency-based assessment in nutrition and nutrition-related courses. Reflect and implement learnings from competency-based assessment in Dietetic-based programmes Understand the role NutriPD are playing in the progression of the nutrition profession in Ireland and their findings so far Discuss how to become a member of the Association for Nutrition…