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February 2021

Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

10th February

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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Implementing ‘Internationalisation at Home’ for Student Success

15th February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learning Objectives • Assess the possibilities for the enhancement of student success in their learning through ‘internationalisation at home’ • Present a case study on the successful implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Identify the challenges and successes associated with the implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context and discuss their impact on curriculum design With speakers Prof Jos Beelen, Professor of Global Learning, The Hague…

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Visual Thinkery: Simple Techniques to Improve Visuals in TEL

26th February

Learning Objectives • Gain an understanding of the significance/impact of visuals in technology enhanced learning • Learn some simple techniques to improve visuals in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Become familiar with resources to enhance visuals and improve learner engagement • Network and connect with others who share the same interest in visual engagement

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April 2021

Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • Discuss what Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning • Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning • Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning • Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed in HEIs to promote research in teaching and learning *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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May 2021

Enhancing Student Engagement in Language Learning: Shared Perspectives

Learning Objectives • Identify student and employer perspectives on language proficiency • Analyse the findings of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) research projects in relation to possibilities for future development • Examine student engagement with languages within contemporary culture • Ascertain pathways forward for linking the language teaching community in WIT with language and career guidance teachers and industry partners in the South-East region and beyond

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Creating Better Digital Video for Recorded and Live Streamed Classes

Learning Objectives • Identify elements of high quality video • Recognise the many competing considerations in creating high quality video • Discuss the requirements for creating single and multi-camera live and recorded video • Compare different equipment and setups for creating video for online teaching

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June 2021

Múineadh na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal

Learning Objectives • Iniúchadh a dhéanamh ar mhódhanna múinte na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal • Anailís a dhéanamh ar na modhanna is oiriúnaí do scileanna éagsúla teanga (labhairt, éisteacht, léamh agus scríobh) • Deis a thabhairt do na rannpháiritithe machnamh a dhéanamh ar a dtaithí agus ar a straitéisí féin • Nasc a dhéanamh idir múineadh na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal agus an Fráma Tagartha Comónta Eorpach do Theangacha *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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The CEFR in Language Teaching

Learning Objectives • Consider the benefits of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages in language teaching and learning • Assess the potential and the benefits of the CEFR in teaching languages • Reflect on the lecturer's/teacher's own language teaching practices in light of the CEFR • Share good practice and experience in using the CEFR in teaching and learning • Explore the benefits of the CEFR in student engagement *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National…

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