DIT Showcases Learning and Teaching Innovations


Photograph shows, from left: Prof. Brian Norton, Blathnaid Sheridan, Prof. Sally Brown and Dr. Jen Harvey

28th January 2011

DIT's 11th Annual Showcase of Learning and Teaching Innovations took place in DIT Aungier Street on Wednesday 12th January 2011, attracting over 100 academic staff from across all schools and departments. Organised annually by Staff Training & Development and the Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, the event aims to showcase good practice in learning, teaching and assessment in the institute's four colleges. The theme of the day was assessment, and Professor Sally Brown, Leeds Metropolitan University gave a Keynote Address on the topic of Assessing More Students: Ways of Using Productive Assessment with Large Numbers. The recipient of DITs 2010 Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence, Blathnaid Sheridan from DIT's School of Mathematics, spoke about Towards a Successful Maths First-Year Experience for Students. Recipients of Teaching Fellowships from across the Institute presented on their research in plenary and poster sessions. Workshops included Top tips for Assessment: Ideas Swapshop, while students gave their take on assessment, based on the results of an Institute wide student survey, DIT Student Survey Assessment: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A Panel Discussion on the topic Whats Wrong With our Assessment Practices was followed with the presentations of awards, including Clickers Awards and the monthly Articulate Award for the best Articulate developed reusable learning object.  The Showcase ended with the launch of the Teaching Fellowship Report 2009/10. FOr more details see http://www.dit.ie/lttc/events/ditannualshowcase/#d.en.28919

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