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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology 


December 2020

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

15th December 2020

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 (AfN) with an emphasis on portfolio submissions and how to transfer from ANutr to RNutr status Outline possible career pathways for nutritionists in Ireland, with…

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January 2021

Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

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 opportunities to embed the SDGs across the curriculum and beyond

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February 2021

Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

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

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March 2021

Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

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 • Provide feedback mechanisms to students on their learning interactions and progress that empowers students to improve their likelihood of success • Use data analytics…

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May 2021

Professional Development Framework: Digital Portfolios and Communities of Practice

20th May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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