International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy: Still time to Register

Dublin City University (DCU) is excited to host the 2018International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy(ICEP 2018) at the St Patricks’ Campus on 13-14 December. This is an annual conference, now in its eleventh year, and is directed at all who teach in higher education. The Teaching Enhancement Unit(TEU) in the National Institute for Digital Learning(NIDL) is actively involved in this year’s conference as members of both the Organising and Programme committees.

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The programme is full and varied, with many DCU colleagues presenting papers. In addition to the paper presentations, there are two very interesting international keynotes (Dr Naomi Winstone & Dr Jeff King) and a distinguished panel discussion. DCU’s President, Professor Brian MacCraith, will open the conference.

To register for this international event, please click on the link to the conference registration page.

#OpenTeach: Professional Development for Open Online Educators

 

On the 21st of November an intra-institutional team from the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) and the Institute of Education from Dublin City University presented at the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education open forum presentations for teaching and learning funding. The DCU team presented our proposed project called #OpenTeach: professional development for Open Online Educators.
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The #OpenTeach project aims to address the challenge of effectively supporting the professional development of part-time educators involved in teaching online, higher education programmes. Specifically, this project aims to develop the digital and pedagogical competencies of the 90+ DCU Connected online teachers, enabling them to create a positive and supportive learning environment for our students.

 

The project has a number of phases, as illustrated above. Firstly we will conduct an analysis of our online teachers’ professional development needs and a critical synthesis of the relevant literature on supporting part-time casual teaching staff. Then we will design and create a suite of open access evidence-based digital guides on best practice for online teaching. Using the digital guides we will develop a short online course which will be piloted, evaluated and adapted. The resources will follow an open first philosophical approach.

The full blog post describing this project is available on Orna’s LinkedIn page. For more information on the #OpenTeach project contact Dr. Orna Farrell