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Teaching Enhancement Unit

Overview

 We offer a range of professional development  modules.

 

Online Assessment

Module Participants

Participants will experience first-hand the challenges of meeting the educational needs of learners in the online environment while they will simultaneously be provided with an authentic online learning experience. The module is offered to those who teach in any discipline in higher education and who are committed to the provision of online or technology enhanced learning in their teaching practices.

Module Delivery

A blended learning approach is taken over a 12 week delivery period using a combination of synchronous and synchronous modes of communication i.e. online tutorials, online discussion fora, peer collaboration and webinars. All module elements will be delivered using Moodle 2 as the virtual learning environment and Adobe Connect as the virtual classroom. To complement delivery two face-to-face sessions will be offered in Dublin City University. Please note we also welcome international participants who will be expected to attend the scheduled face-to-face sessions remotely via the virtual classroom.

Module Coordinator

Muireann O'Keeffe: muireann.okeeffe@dcu.ie

Module Registration

The Teaching Enhancement Team at Dublin City University will deliver the next iteration of this module to academic staff across the wider Irish Higher Education sector in January 2017. You must complete the expression of interest form at this link to be considered for a place on the module. Once the expression of interest form is reviewed, you will receive notification regarding the registration process. Places on the module are limited to 25 persons and will be allocated on a first come first served basis however those currently teaching in Higher Education with be prioritised.

Further Information:

More specific information on the module content, learning outcomes, participation requirements and upcoming delivery dates can be found here.

 

Online teaching

Module Participants

Participants will experience first-hand the challenges of meeting the educational needs of learners in the online environment while they will simultaneously be provided with an authentic online learning experience. The module is offered to those who teach in any discipline in higher education and who are committed to the provision of online or technology enhanced learning in their teaching practices.

Module Delivery

A blended learning approach is taken over a 16 week delivery period using a combination of synchronous and synchronous modes of communication i.e. online tutorials, online discussion fora, peer collaboration and webinars. All module elements will be delivered using Moodle 2 as the virtual learning environment and Adobe Connect as the virtual classroom. To complement delivery two face-to-face sessions will be offered in Dublin City University. Please note we also welcome international participants who will be expected to attend the scheduled face-to-face sessions remotely via the virtual classroom.

Module Coordinator

Clare Gormley: clare.gormley@dcu.ie

Module Registration

The Teaching Enhancement Team at Dublin City University will deliver the next iteration of this module to academic staff across the wider Irish Higher Education sector in November 2016. You must complete the expression of interest form at this link to be considered for a place on the module. Once the expression of interest form is reviewed, you will receive notification regarding the registration process. Places on the module are limited to 25 persons and will be allocated on a first come first served basis however those currently teaching in Higher Education with be prioritised.

Further Information:

More specific information on the module content, learning outcomes, participation requirements and upcoming delivery dates can be found here.

 

Teaching in HE

Module Participants

Participants will be actively engaged in exploring educational theory, perspectives on student learning styles, and sound curriculum construction including classroom management and assessment techniques. The module is aimed mainly at PhD students undertaking work as tutors (and in some cases laboratory demonstrators) but has also helped those who have completed their PhD and are now tutoring. It encourages sound reflective practice and the construction of a practically useful teaching portfolio.

Module Delivery

A blended learning approach is taken over a 12 week delivery period. Six fortnightly three-hour face to face classes use techniques such as role modelling, group discussion, critique of material and approaches, consideration of inclusion and diversity of students, and a practical mini teaching presentation which is subject to lecturer, peer and self critique.  Loop provides the basic module learning materials and supplementary resources.  Assessment requirements include two reflective journal entries, a mini-teaching presentation and review, and a teaching portfolio that includes participant’s teaching philosophy, three practical teaching activities that could be used in their tutorial, and a rationale for the selection and use of these.

Module Coordinator

Dr Pip Ferguson: pip.ferguson@dcu.ie

Module Registration

The Teaching Enhancement Team at Dublin City University teaches this module for the PostGraduate Studies Office. Faculty Graduate Training Elements (GTEs) are registered for online via the DCU registration process at the following link: http://www.dcu.ie/iss/studentapps.shtml.  Students should go into the 'My Details' section of this page to register for the academic year and for their chosen GTE modules.

There is one iteration of this module in the current academic year.  It commences on 21st September 2016.

Places on the module are limited to 25 persons and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. However, those currently teaching in Higher Education with be prioritised.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the role of the tutor/demonstrator in their own context and discipline
  2. Recognise and discuss issues arising through their own role as tutor/demonstrator
  3. Demonstrate basic understanding of curriculum construction by preparing an appropriate learning outcome for a given module, presenting and assessing it in a practice context
  4. Select teaching and learning methods and resources relevant to their particular tutor/demonstrator context and the needs of their students
  5. Write reflectively on their own practice and in relation to theories and content covered in module
  6. Discuss key aspects and responsibilities of assessing students at university
  7. Evaluate their own practice with a view to enhancing teaching and learning, through responding to peer and teacher feedback on a short teaching presentation they prepare and present