Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment
31st August & 1st September 2006
NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Online Proceedings (© 2006)
Editors: Linda Carey, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Anne Jordan, Saranne Magennis, Barry McMullin
- Welcome Address.Sandra Griffiths, President, AISHE.
- Diversity & Inclusivity: Academic staff Views of the Implications of Increasing Student Diversity in Higher Education.Elaine Keane NUI Galway.
- Problem Solving Skills In Information Systems Development Curricula.Siobhan Drohan, Larry Stapleton, Annetta Stack, Waterford Institute of Technology.
- Holistic Support of First Year Third Level Students.Elizabeth Brunton, Institute of Technology, Tralee.
- Supporting Mature Learners Studying at a Distance.Orna Ryan and Linda Dowling, Centre for Distance Learning, School of Business, University College Dublin.
- Adults in the Academy: What adult learners tell us.Maeve O’Grady, School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology.
- A Case Study of Changing Assessment Procedures.Joan Cleary, Institute of Technology Tralee.
- Reflected Reflections: facilitating student reflection.Shelagh B. Waddington, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland.
Paul N. Wright,Southampton Solent University, Southampton, U.K.
- Student surveys as measures of effective learning and teaching in Australian universities.Julie Arthur, Head, Evaluation Unit, Teaching & Educational Development Institute, The University Of Queensland Australia.
Assoc Professor Marian Tulloch, Director Centre, For Enhancing Learning & Teaching, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
- The Teaching Portfolio – A Vehicle for Successful Teaching at Third Level.Orla Lahart, Elaine Maher, School of Informatics, National College of Ireland.
- How to Foster Collaboration in an eLearning Environment – Lessons from Oscail.Ms. Elaine Walsh and Mr. Seamus Fox, Oscail – National Distance Education Centre, Dublin City University.
- Effective Environments for Enquiry-Based Learning.Karen O’Rourke and Norman Powell, The Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning (CEEBL), The University of Manchester, U.K.
- Sustaining Effective Learning Environments: Student Surveys – Help or Hindrance?Sylvia Huntley-Moore, John Panter, Trinity College Dublin.
- The higher education policy implications of globalisation: a quality assurance agency perspective.Donna Bell and Peter Cullen, Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), Ireland.
- In Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: Encouraging Teaching Excellence in Higher Education.Damien Raftery, School of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology, Carlow.
- Growing an E-Learning Programme for Rural Adults: A Case Study.Michael Kenny, Lecturer, Department of Adult & Community Education, NUI, Maynooth.
- A Blended Learning Approach to Teaching “Introduction to Multimedia” – The E Bit!Karen Fraser, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland.
- Supporting the Supporters: A description of how the Clinical Practice Co-ordinator and Link Lecturer are working more closely together towards the provision of more structured support to staff in the clinical placement areas.Sheila Counihan, Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, NUI Galway.
Rita Bourke, Clinical Practice Co-ordinator, West Galway Mental Health Services.
- Creating and sustaining an effective learning environment in the field of visual art.Peter Jordan, Cordula Hansen, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.
- Creating and sustaining online communities of practice.Tim Bilham, School for Health, University of Bath, U.K.
- Different Approaches To Integrate Learning Skills Development In Higher Education.Tamara O’Connor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
- Active Learning using a Drama in Education (DIE) Approach in Large Group Teaching in Economic Geography.Dr. Almar M. Barry, Lecturer in Economic Geography, School of Geography, University College Dublin, Ireland.
- Engineering modelling in transfer function form for diverse learners.Aidan O’Dwyer, School of Control Systems and Electrical Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.
- Experiences of learning and teaching on a taught Masters course in Engineering: from a didactic approach to a more student- centred learning approach.Aidan O’Dwyer, School of Control Systems and Electrical Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.
- Using Teaching Vignettes for Staff Development.(poster)E. F. M. O’Loughlin & D. Kelly, School of Informatics, National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
- Getting to grips with eLearning– two practical examples of free eLearning tools for the non-technical user.(poster)Elaine Maher, School of Informatics, National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
- Providing Effective Mathematical Support in a Diverse Student Setting(poster)Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn
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