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Forthcoming Events

The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) will be hosting, offering and/or supporting the following events relevant to digital, blended and online learning over the next few months. 

January 2017

• Retirement Function for Seamus Fox - 26th January, 2017

Please join us to wish Seamus Fox all the best for his retirement. This is an opportunity to acknowledge Seamus' long service to DCU over 30+ years and his significant contribution as Head of the Open Education Unit to expanding access to Higher Educaton through new models of online/distance education. Seamus will formally retire from DCU at the end of January. The event will be relatively informal, with just a few brief speeches followed by the opportunity to pass on your best wishes to Seamus, and mingle and reminisce with colleagues over light refreshments. We hope to see many of you at this event. Please register here for catering purposes.

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Venue: 1838 Club, Retired Staff Common Room, Albert College, Glasnevin Campus

If you would like any further information about this event, please contact Sandra Forster [sandra.forster@dcu.ie]

 

• Hot Topic - The Future of the Exam: Long Live the Pen!

Ths month's Hot Topic will explore the future of the examination in today's digiutal age when arguably writing for three hours is becoming a dying art. Abstract to come. 

Registration: Space is strictly limited and you must register in advance to participate in this event. 

February 2017

• Hot Topic - The Last Boy Scout: A Critique of Digital Badges 

Ths month's Hot Topic will debate the growth of digital badges in education drawing on critical literature in the field. Are badges just the latest icon of a neo-liberal free market education system? Abstract to come. 

Registration: Space is strictly limited and you must register in advance to participate in this event. 

March 2017

• Hot Topic - Lecture Capture: To Video or Not to Video?

Ths month's Hot Topic will debate the use of lecture capture technology drawing on contemporary research literature in the area. If we video lectures why would students bother attending class? Abstract to come. 

Registration: Space is strictly limited and you must register in advance to participate in this event. 

April 2017

• Hot Topic - Teaching Online: Less Work, Yeah Right!

Ths month's Hot Topic will debate whether teaching online or in a blended format involves more work, especially during a period when academic staff have come under increasing worksload pressure. 

Registration: Space is strictly limited and you must register in advance to participate in this event. 

 

 

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