We are delighted to launch the LTF professional development SEM 2 2022 series. A series of events are offered to meet each of the digital competencies set out in The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu)

Date

Time

Facilitators

Title

Description

Link

DigCompEdu

03 March

12:00 - 13:00

Kris Harte

Sulis Assessment (Assignments, Test & Quizzes)

In-depth look at setting up assessment in Sulis, focusing on the Assignment and Test & Quizzes tools from a technical perspective.

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4. Assessment

04 March

10:00-11:00

Angelica Rísquez, Íde O'Sullivan, Adrienne Horan

Assessment tools: open Q&A session

This session is intended to help you how to manage assessment and feedback using tools including Rubrics, peer assessment, Assignments, PostEm, etc. This session will accommodate both Sulis and Moodle users and will be structured around the participants' questions.

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4. Assessment

08 March

12:00 - 13:00

Kris Harte

Introduction to Sulis

An introduction to Sulis for new lecturers or a refresher for users who may be coming back to Sulis after a break. Covers the basics of setting up your module, managing content, assessment and communication.

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1. Professional Engagement

09 March

09:30-10:30

Adrienne Horan

Use of MS forms to gather attendance or ask quiz questions during class

In this session we will briefly describe how to create a Microsoft form. We will then create a QR scan code for that form. You can display this on your presentation slide, and it allows students to use their 'scan' facility on their mobile phones to access the form. Students can thereby link to an online attendance/quiz in MS forms during a face-to-face class.

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3. Teaching and learning

09 March

14:30-15:30

Maura Griffin, Erin King, Kris Harte

Drop-in T&Q clinic

This drop-in clinic is intended for those with some knowledge of T&Q* and will address some FAQs and your questions gathered in advance, which will be used to produce a series of granular video resources ahead of the session.

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4. Assessment

10 March

09:30-10:30

Angelica Rísquez, Michelle Breen

The ‘open/closed game’ – engaging with open educational principles safely

As part of Open Education Week, this session will provide some practical advice on protecting the authorship of your teaching materials while also engaging with open education principles.

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2. Digital resources

14 March

11:00-12:00

Angelica Rísquez, Íde O'Sullivan, Adrienne Horan

Drop-in assessment and rubrics tool

This session is intended to help you how to manage assessment and feedback using particular tools including Rubrics, peer assessment, Assignments, PostEm, Feedback Studio, etc. This session will accommodate both Sulis and Moodle users, and will be structured around the participants' questions.

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4. Assessment

21 March

12:00 - 13:00

Kris Harte

Sulis Grading & Feedback

In depth look at grading and feedback in Sulis (from a technical perspective)

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4. Assessment

24 March

14:00-15:00

David Moloney

Discover your Digital Competence and Skill Levels as an Educator

In this workshop, you will use a digital skills self-assessment tool to explore, discover and reflect on your current digital competence and skill levels as an educator. You will answer some questions to generate an individual report for yourself, which will show you visually where your current digital competences and skills are already strong and also where you might need to focus more attention. The tool bases its questions on the European Digital Competence Framework for Educators (DigCompEdu).

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1: Profesional Engagement

24 March

11:00-13:00

Michael Wride, Angelica Rísquez

Peer to Peer Feedback and Assessment for Enhancing Student Learning

This session introduces formative and summative peer assessment to and considers how they can be implemented to enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Also, the session will showcase how to facilitate and manage peer assessment in Sulis from a technical perspective.

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3. Teaching and learning/4. Assessment

25 March

09:30-10:30

Angelica Rísquez, Darina Slattery

Evaluating the impact of your blended learning/online approach and using Learning Analytics

This session introduces some principles of evaluation of your blended/online learning module and will guide you through the steps to design your evaluation plan to demonstrate the impact on your students' experience. This session will also cover the main sources for student engagement data (learning analytics) and provide some guidance with regards to how it can be used to identify students at risk of disengaging from your module.

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1. Professional Engagement

28 March

11.00-12.30

Thomas O'Shaughnessy, Jess Beeley

Quick tips for creating accessible educational materials

This session will cover how to create accessible content in applications like Word and PowerPoint and why it matters. It will also look at tools like the Accessibility Checker in Office 365 and explore best practice to ensure the content you create is accessible to all.

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5. Empowering Learners/6. Facilitating Learners Digital Competence

31 March

15:00-16:00

Angelica Rísquez, Kris Harte

Turnitin: open Q&A session

This session is intended to help you how to use Turnitin functionality including generating and interpreting originality reports, and using Turnitin Studio. It will be structured around the participants' questions.

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4. Assessment

04 April

12:00-13:30

Jess Beeley, Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Lessons learned from lockdown: how to make your modules more inclusive and flexible

We will explore how the pandemic exposed inequalities in education; the lessons from the pivot to online learning, and how providing flexibility and choice for our students can help them to succeed. We’ll show you a few practical and easy ways on how to implement Universal Design for Learning principles.

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5. Empowering Learners/6. Facilitating Learners Digital Competence

28 April

11:00-13:00

Michael Wride

Strategies to give effective and efficient feedback to students

We will reflect on possible approaches to feedback  that are effective in enabling student learning and that are efficient to implement. We will also explore opportunities for audio-based feedback with the existing supported platforms.

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4. Assessment