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Projects Funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

2015/16
Digital Skills in Action
Digital Skills in Action is a Teaching Enhancement Fund Project 2015 developed by Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster with Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) as the lead and Trinity College, Marino Institute of Education, National College of Art and Design and University College Dublin as partners. This was the first teaching and learning project for the cluster.
The project used the All Aboard Digital Skills framework for higher education as a starting point, identified one or more case studies within each institution and using the All Aboard framework developed the case studies. The project ran its Technology Enhanced Learning Week from 8-15 March 2016 with each institution taking one day to showcase the case studies as they had developed to that date. Work continued the case studies following the TEL week and materials developed or are in the process of being developed.

2016/17
Alignment and Development of an Online Programme for Graduate Teaching Assistants
This Online Programme for Graduate Teaching Assistants is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.  The project is a collaborative project between Trinity College (TCD), National University of Galway (NUIG), the Institution of Design and Technology (IADT), and the Marino Institute of Education (MIE).

The aim of the project is to create a 5 ECTs online programme that aligns to the framework domains, and includes research-informed multimedia content, formative assessment, peer interaction activities and links to resources.   The programme may be used by any institution independently in their VLE as 1) a 5 ECTs online professional qualification in teaching & learning for TAs (accreditation according to each Institution’s procedures), 2) a blended programme consisting of 5 discrete areas of professional development, with accompanying workshop packages to include templates, and multimedia content.

This proposed structure offers flexibility in delivery and be can thus supplement or extend existing programmes, be delivered as blended, or each component can be offered individually to earn a badge.