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Registration for events will open two-three weeks prior to each event on this web page. You will receive a confirmation email within three days, and a further reminder email closer to the date of the event. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all of our events. All academic staff members can register for the workshops below at no charge.

In accordance with College's Equal Opportunity Policy, Academic Practice aim to provide accessible training for all staff and students.  Please let us know if you have any specific needs so we can be as accommodating as possible.

Date Event Information

Dates: Throughout November/December

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eLearning Programme for November/December 2017

  • Designing an online activity: Face-to-face interactive session – Tuesday 7th Nov 10am-12am
  • Blackboard Product Roadshow (run by Blackboard Inc.- register here) (TBSI) – Monday 13th Nov 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Information & Advice Stand (no booking required) – Tuesday 14th Nov 9am – 4:30pm
  • Creating Online Reflective Journals (Webinar) – Thursday 23rd November 10am-11am
  • Online Quizzes using Blackboard Learn – Face-to-face interactive session - Tuesday 28th November 10-12
  • Creating Online Assignments: Feedback, Grading and Plagiarism Detection (Webinar) – Monday 11th December 12pm-1pm

Please visit our eLearning calendar for further information and to book a place.

Date: 5th December 2017

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

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Assessing ‘troublesome’ attributes: competencies underpinning ethical dilemma resolution
Facilitator: 

Dr Cicely RocheAcademic Practice teaching fellow, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Audience: Academic staff teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students.

This workshop provides an introduction to and ‘hands on’ experience of a teaching and assessment methodology known as an ‘Intermediate Concept Measure’ (ICM). The objective is to drive independent thinking when faced with a dilemma scenario, force decision-making through ambiguity, and enable peer debate and collaboration regarding how best to resolve ethical dilemmas.  The blended learning approach permits assessment of these ‘troublesome’ attributes in a (relatively!) objective manner.  Samples from undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Trinity will be viewed on Blackboard. Template rubrics and marking schemes will be provided.

 

Past Events in Michaelmas Term 2017

 

Date: 13th November 2017

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

 

CAPSL Lunchtime Seminar: Using an online graffiti wall to promote student engagement in teaching and learning

 Facilitator: Dr Patrick Murphy, School of Medicine

Dr Patrick Murphy will present a case study of using Padlets, an online graffiti wall, to promote student engagement in teaching and learning.

Padlets was used with two groups of students in the health sciences, allowing them to anonymously share their experiences of problematic interactions with patients while on placement in healthcare settings. By using these experiences to set the content of role-play exercises, students actively collaborated in choosing the direction of their learning. 

Date: 7th November 2017

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

 

Strategies for enabling a shared understanding of assessment

Facilitator: Dr Michael Wride

Academic staff and students should have a shared understanding of the principles of assessment: its processes, terminology, methodology and standards of quality. Also, it is not always clear to students or staff how assessment can enhance learning, as the focus tends to be on how it measures achievement. In this workshop, we will explore the principles of assessment in the context of assessment for, as and of learning and consider how discussions of marking criteria and exemplars can engage students in developing their professional judgement in the disciplines.

Date: 8th November 2017

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

 

Strategies to give effective and efficient feedback to students

Facilitator: Dr Michael Wride

Effective feedback is important to students so that they can be praised for what they do well, learn from their mistakes and improve their next piece of work. It also enables them to regulate and direct their own learning, an important graduate attribute.  However, academics often note that a lot of effort and time goes into giving feedback and it is often not implemented by students. In this workshop, we will reflect on possible approaches to feedback that can be used across the disciplines, that are effective in enabling student learning and that are efficient to implement.

Dates: Throughout September/October

eLearning Programme for September/October 2017

  • Designing & Building a Blackboard Module (Workshop in Foster Place) – Thursday 28th September 10am-12pm
  • Designing & Creating Podcasts for a Flipped Classroom (Workshop in Foster Place) – Wednesday 4th October – 10am-1pm
  • Online Communication & Reflection (Workshop in Foster Place) – Wednesday 11th October – 10am-1pm
  • Designing & Building a Blackboard Module (Workshop in Foster Place) – Tuesday 17th October 10am-12pm
  • Creating Online Assignments: Online Feedback, Grading and Plagiarism Detection (Webinar) – Thursday 26th October 10am-11am

Please visit our eLearning calendar for further information and to book a place.

Dates:Starts 5th October 2017

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice 2016-17

  • Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Curriculum design and assessment in Higher Education

Please visit our page for further information and how to register.

Date: 26th September 2017

Time: 13:00 -14:00

Venue: Trinity Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor of the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital

Podcast

CAPSL Lunchtime Seminar - Technology-enhanced approach to assessment using a remote tele-presence device

Facilitator: Marie Morris, School of Medicine, Education Division

This research project will further the objectives of the Trinity Education Project through the promotion of non-traditional modes of assessment and will embed 21st Century assessment modalities into the curriculum. A pioneering and innovative technology enhanced approach to assessment using a remote tele-presence device is proposed. This has been piloted successfully and shows great potential for transferability to all schools within the Faculty and across College. Remote assessment via a remote tele-presence device utilises a five-foot tall tablet computer on wheels which links up via Wi-Fi. The assessor appears on the screen and is able to conduct a face-to-face interaction with the student. The student and patient can be seen up close, and the examiner can check for levels of competence in the students' performance. This project has endless scope in all schools and faculties across College. Any programme requiring direct observation and assessment of the desired range of graduate attributes has the potential to successfully utilise remote assessors.

Dates: 29th August 2017 or 30th August 2017

Time: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:30


Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place 

Registration closed

Introduction to Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Facilitators: Prof Anne Jordan & Dr Michael Wride

This day long workshop is for Graduate Teaching Assistants new to the role.  There are two sessions, Introduction to Teaching and Supporting Assessment and Feedback.

Dates: Throughout August

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place and Online Webinars & Resources 

Technology-Enhanced Learning Summer School for Staff - August 2017

eLearning (CAPSL) are running a ‘Technology-Enhanced Learning Summer School for Staff’ in August to help staff design and develop their Blackboard modules for 2017/18. The summer school is made up of a series of webinars, workshops and self-paced online resources.

Staff can choose to attend any or all events; to book a place please visit our calendar system at https://www.tcd.ie/CAPSL/programmes-events/elearning-calendar.php - please ensure you can attend before booking as places are limited.

 

Technology-Enhanced Learning Summer School for Staff – August 2017 Programme

Webinars:

eLearning for Beginners Using Blackboard (Webinar) - Wednesday 9th August 12-1pm

  • This webinar will cover how to plan and build a module in Blackboard. You can join this session via any computer whether on or off campus
  • Attendees will be asked to practice developing a test module (provided after the webinar) and will be invited to attend a follow-up session to discuss their experience with peers
  • New for 2017: this year the webinar will also briefly cover teaching & learning enhancements to Blackboard including drag & drop functionality and the Blackboard student and instructor apps

Creating Assignments in Blackboard (Webinar) – Tuesday 15th August 12-1pm

  • This webinar will cover how to create an online assignment, grade submissions and provide rich formative and summative feedback for students. You can join this session via any computer whether on or off campus.
  • New for 2017: this year the webinar will also cover the new assignment receipts feature and enhancements to the grading workflow
  • It will also preview upcoming assessment enhancements such as the Turnitin integration within Blackboard

Workshops:

Designing & Creating Podcasts for a Flipped Classroom (Workshop in Foster Place) – Wednesday 23rd August – 10am-1pm

  • This half-day workshop covers how to design and create podcasts for a flipped classroom using Panopto within Blackboard
  • After a brief initial presentation, participants will spend the majority of the workshop working in teams to design, create and edit a short video to communicate a quotation on reflective practice
  • The videos created by the teams will be made available in a flipped classroom podcast for attendees of the subsequent ‘Online Communication & Reflection’ workshop

Online Communication & Reflection (Workshop in Foster Place)  – Thursday 31st August – 10am-1pm

  • This half-day scenario-based workshop covers how to design and create online reflective activities using journals, blogs, discussion boards and wikis
  • Participants will be asked to watch a brief (20min) podcast in advance of the class on using technology to support reflection amongst students
  • In the workshop, participants will work in teams to design and develop an online activity based on a teaching scenario. They will need to select an appropriate technology and develop instructions and guidelines for the students

Online Self-Paced Resources:

Active Learning Technologies – An Interactive Guide (Online resource)

  • This interactive online scenario covers how to implement reflective journals, blogs and virtual classrooms within Blackboard.
  • You will be tasked with taking over the teaching of a Blackboard module and will need to complete goals within the interactive guide
  • Click here for a 90 second overview of the guide. You can access the full guide at any time via the Staff Help tab (top right of the screen) within Blackboard

Designing a Technology-Enhanced Activity (Online resource)

  • This interactive, self-paced podcast covers the instructional design process and how to prepare, design and evaluate an eLearning activity
  • You can access this podcast at any time via the Staff Help tab (top right of the screen) within Blackboard

Recorded Podcasts  (Online resource)

  • Recordings of previous webinars on creating online tests (MCQs), using rubrics, virtual classrooms and a showcase of technologies for teaching & learning are available
  • Visit our YouTube playlist or the Staff Help tab within Blackboard to access these recordings       

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