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What does Learning Analytics mean for me as a Lecturer?
Thurs 08/12/2022 12:00 - 13:00 (online)
In this webinar, we will explore what Learning Analytics can be, our approach, and what students say about it. We will share some JISC recommendations for TU Dublin and how Learning Analytics suits the Educational Model.
- Ana Schalk Academic Developer
- Geraldine Gray Head of Discipline - Informatics
Blended and HyFlex – Learning from the Covid-19 Experiences of Students with Disabilities
Friday 09/12/2022 11:30 - 12:30 (online)
The experiences of students with disabilities of lockdown learning, and their desires regarding future provision were mixed. Research shows that approx. half of Irish students with disabilities found learning from home during the pandemic to be a less accessible learning experience than in-person learning, however one third found the experience more accessible. In terms of future desires, approx. half of students with disabilities desire distance learning to feature as part of future deliver as part of a blended (39%) or fully online mode (9%), with half desiring a full return to largely in-person learning.
More recent evidence (including yet to be published AHEAD data) suggest that student expectations are shifting and the desire for online and blended learning is increasing post lockdown. These and other insights from the evidence base highlight the need for greater flexibility and choice in the mode of delivery in the future.
This session draws from three research projects conducted by AHEAD (two published, one in analysis phase) on the Covid-19 experiences of students with disabilities of lockdown and post-lockdown learning, and a LINK European Network discussion paper on the experiences of European students with disabilities of distance learning during the pandemic.
We will explore those experiences with you, and unpick what we can take from them to ensure that our future provision retains the positive elements, and enable us to develop a more accessible and inclusive offering moving forward.
Towards the end of the session, AHEAD will explore some practical measures which can support educators to develop more inclusive educational blended and HyFlex experiences in line with a UDL approach.
- Dara Ryder Chief Executive Officer, AHEAD
- Dr Richard Healy Research and Policy, AHEAD
Digital Accessibility and HyFlex Learning
Tuesday 13/12/2022 13:00 - 14:00 (online)
HyFlex delivery is a mode that, by its nature, promotes increased flexibility and ease of access to learning. The use of, and engagement with, digital technologies is a key enabler in this approach. This online session will present and demonstrate some of the key aspects of technology that enhance accessibility and universal design in the classroom, support similar accessible practices in the online environment, and promote an inclusive approach for all involved.
- Dr Catherine Deegan - Head of Control Engineering in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, TU Dublin
Connecting the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) to Holistic Education at TU Dublin
Thurs 24/11/2022 11:00 - 12:00 (online)
You are invited to join this webinar which aims to connect the lesser-known Inner Development Goals (IDGs) to a Holistic Intelligence Education at TU Dublin. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) influence the University’s strategic intent for a sustainable world by 2030. The IDGs Framework identifies 23 transformative skills and qualities for sustainable development, which are crucial to address the SDGs. Examples include cognitive skills, relating skills, driving change, self-awareness and growth.
Dr Fionnuala Darby (University Education Model) will provide an overview of the IDGs and Holistic Intelligence Education by way of a short presentation and begin to cultivate a connection with attendees between the two, using online interactive techniques for learning (polls, digital white board, prompts for discussion).
Authentic Learning and Assessment Practice Exchange
Tues 15/11/2022 14:00 - 15:00 (online)
Join us online on Tuesday, November 15th, as we invite TU Dublin lecturers to share their experience of embedding innovative forms of authentic assessment in their programmes, including:
- The use of ePortfolios in the School of Architecture as digital repositories of student work, student reflection, and continuous assessment
- Incorporating audio recording and feedback for reflective practice assessments and vivas on the BA (Hons) in Digital Marketing
- Piloting alternative assessment methods using debate formats and video assignments with students in Environmental Engineering
We will also be providing an update on the work of TU Dublin’s Authentic Assessment Community of Practice (CoP) and our future plans to engage university teaching staff in the iterative development of our Authentic Assessment Framework.
Developing Sustainability Literacy Across TU Dublin
Thurs 17/11/2022 13:00 - 14:00 (online)
You are invited to join this webinar to learn about a range of initiatives centred on embedding sustainability and developing Sustainability literacy across TU Dublin.
- Julie Dunne, Head, School of Food Science and Environmental Health on NEMOS: The new educational model for acquisition of sustainability competences through service-learning
- Linda McWeeney, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Blanchardstown Campus, on Finbiz and the work of the TU Dublin Sustainability Hub in helping staff and students understand and create sustainability awareness.
- Sulitest - The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge (TASK)
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