Alignment and Development of an Online Programme for Teaching Assistants (2016)
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.