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Final report 2007 to 2012

  1. 1. Learning Innovation Ne tw ork Report November 2012 LIN Coordination Group, IOTI and DIT
  2. 2. OverviewOutcomes report structureTwo phases completed 2007 – 2010 & 2010 – 2012Third phase anticipatedMain outcomes• Academic Professional Development framework established – 307SPAs completed by June 2012• Modular PG Dip in Learning Teaching and Assessment validated andpiloted• 5 successful national conferences hosting a wealth of renownedkeynote speakers• Enthusiasm to build on achievements – Masters, conferences &awards
  3. 3. Structure of report Sections in report 1. Structure/management 2. LIN Brand 3. Academic Professional Development (APD) 4. Conferences 5. Collaboration 6. Publications & materials 7. Impact of LIN within institutes Presentation Outcomes from each sections for phase 1 (2007 – 2010) and phase 2 (2010 - 2012 Conclude with possible future activity
  4. 4. Structure/management of LIN Phase 1 LIN working group, co-chaired by GMIT (Project Coordinator) & DIT (Learning Development Officer) Members from all IoTs and DIT APD framework model developed – collaborative wiki established LIN core values developed in December 2008 – underpin APD pathway1 7 institutes commissioned to develop 10 APD modules using the LIN framework – DIT, WIT, AIT, LIT, IT Sligo, ITB, IT Carlow ‘Together Designing: Professional Framework Collaborative Curriculum Design’2 – DIT January 2010. Staff from all partners shared effective strategies for creating a sustainable collaborative curriculum to support academic professional development1 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x7sbvtq27kf83av/_yyT3lIllM2 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2eeufuu2ugszoum/xN4O_rZssi
  5. 5. End of Phase 1 Davies Report on SIF3 LIN graded 1 with the comment “this well regarded project has been important in stimulating collaboration among IoTs. This very impressive rating should facilitate ongoing funding to continue the work started by the LIN project”. HEA decide to continue funding LIN under IOTI Flexible Learning Project3 http://www.hea.ie/files/files/file/FINAL%2025%20Jan.pdf
  6. 6. Structure/management of LIN Phase 2 LIN Coordinator appointed to IOTI – liaises with all 14 LIN institute contacts LIN values set out in phase 1 continue to underpin all LIN activity LIN coordination group formed in August 2010 chaired by IADT LIN contact, chair reported to Flexible Learning steering committee Each LIN contact attends a small number of meetings and circulates relevant information to colleagues Events such as the conference are organised centrally, while institute events are organised locally and circulated through the network by the co-ordinator Responded to national agenda – position paper on Hunt, response to National Academy Consultation document and to an IOTI request for National Academy Consultation response 4 Funded a number of teaching and learning projects in 20124 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jttvlxl5lbb8xld/iGAr85UAAn
  7. 7. LIN brandPhase 1 Phase 2LIN website designed New website on CMSLogo designed and used at Logo used at all eventall LIN events funded by LINCirculated 14 LIN Circulated 7 newslettersnewsletters Funding provided to develop the LIN brand, produce editable branded materials and develop a communication strategy
  8. 8. Academic Professiona l Development (APD) Phase 1 2007 National survey indicated demand for small accredited APD programmes DIT PG Cert developed and offered in 2 IoTs to 33 staff Evaluated pilot study of APD framework model developed A workshop facilitated by the RLO-CETL in ITTD developed a structured approach to design, develop and evaluate resources 2009-2010 pilot of cert in Learning and Teaching in AIT and IADT, Technology Enhanced Learning in LIT, Enquiry Based Learning in ITB and Formative Assessment and Feedback in IT Carlow LIN APD framework designed Ran 32 half day and 3 full day workshops collaboratively55 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lb5fbxc0l06xoor/4gQhzUgRX6
  9. 9. Modules Lead Number of Module Institute Credits Learning & Teaching AIT 15 Assessment & Evaluation WIT 10 Mentoring WIT 10 Engaging in Educational Research Practice IT Sligo 10 Formative Assessment & Feedback IT Carlow 10 Technology Enhanced Learning LIT 10 Enquiry Based Learning ITB 10 PDP:Personal Development Planning DIT 5 PDP:Reflection, action & Evidence DIT 5 Practice & Reflection in Teaching & LIT 10 Learning in Higher Education
  10. 10. Academic Professiona l Development (APD) Phase 2 2010 – 2012 consolidation of LIN with 6 modules running in 5 different institutes – AIT, GMIT, DIT, ITTD & IADT 10 modules combined to form PG Dip in Learning Teaching & Assessment – validated in AIT, first graduate in October 2012 First APD pathway of its kind Postgraduate diploma subgroup formed – non LIN programmes mapped to LIN framework (NUIG, DCU and DIT) 2 new modules added to framework being piloted in AIT – Cert in Action Research and Cert in Inclusive Practice The number of Institutes offering APD programmes has grown from 2 in 2007 (DIT and WIT) to 10 of the 13 IoTs and DIT in 2012 6 LIN actively implementing recommendations of the National strategy6 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4fgno4n26oe82l3/2WVmjoJZXJ
  11. 11. 307 SPAs September 2 009 – June 2012Year Module Institute Number of Participants Learning and Teaching AIT & IADT 26 (16 + 10) Technology Enhanced Learning LIT 232009-2010 Enquiry Based Learning ITB 12 Formative Assessment and Feedback IT Carlow/DIT 11 Learning and Teaching AIT, IADT, GMIT 42 (14 + 10 + 18) Assessment and Evaluation AIT 162010-2011 Technology Enhanced Learning LIT, AIT, GMIT 45 (16 + 14 + 15) Reflective Practice LIT 13 PDP1 DIT 11 (7 AIT, 3 IADT, 1 GMIT)2011-2012 Learning and Teaching AIT, IADT, ITTD 39 (16 + 8 + 15) Technology Enhanced Learning GMIT, AIT 28 (16 + 12) Assessment and Evaluation AIT 11 Mentoring AIT 18 PDP1 DIT 11 (6 AIT, 4 IADT, 1 ITTD) PDP2 AIT 1
  12. 12. Modules running 2012-2 013AIT• Learning and Teaching (12) IADT• Action Research for Educators (pilot) (6) • TEL• Inclusive Practice – 2 X 5ECTS (pilot) (8) • Learning and Teaching• Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) (10)• Assessment and Evaluation• PDP 1• PDP2 – capstone module GMIT • Assessment & Evaluation LIT • TEL • Practice & Reflection • Learning and Teaching • TELNumber of participants in red
  13. 13. Conferences Phase 1 Two annual one-day conferences o 2008 with 180 delegates (inclusive of speakers, attendees, poster and company exhibitors) o 2009 with 173 delegates (inclusive of speakers, attendees, poster and company exhibitors) Provided opportunity for staff of institutes to do oral and poster presentations at a peer reviewed event International keynote presenters77 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s96bbtuujr60mdw/3MZKIbGk0v
  14. 14. Conferences Phase 2 Three annual conferences o 2010 collaborative event with NAIRTL over two days, just over 350 delegates) o 2011 (one day LIN conference, 206 registered for event and 132 attended [exclusively of speakers, poster and company exhibitors) o 2012 conference on October 11th International keynote presenters at all conferences 7 Sponsorship secured for all conferences Feedback from delegates inform future conference activities7 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s96bbtuujr60mdw/3MZKIbGk0v
  15. 15. Collaboration Phase 1 Developed collaborative relationships within and across the IoTs and DIT LIN representatives worked on projects goals locally, sectorally, nationally and internationally Hosted numerous workshops with an array of internationally renowned speakers8 Explored the project goals with other collaborative projects such as ILTA, AHEAD, NDLR, NAIRTL, EDIN, CELT, AISHE A LIN bursary was provided to support institute staff to attend and participate in conferences8 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lb5fbxc0l06xoor/4gQhzUgRX6
  16. 16. Collaboration Phase 2 All 13 IoTs and DIT working with IOTI to build on the APD outcomes from LIN LIN PG Dip programme validated in AIT with input from all LIN partners A number of LIN funded workshops held in ITC, AIT and ITTD Funding a number of teaching and learning projects that are being carried out on a collaborative basis across the sector
  17. 17. International Collabora tion Phase 1 2008 o Ray Land, University of Strathclyde o Graham Gibbs, Oxford Brookes, UK o David Baume, SEDA, UK o Sal Cooke JISC, UK 2009 o Ranald Macdonald, Sheffield Hallam University o John Biggs, Hobart, Australia o Dawn Leeder, CETL, UK o Sally Brown, Leeds Metropolitan University o Mantz Yorke, Lancaster University o Chris Rust, Sheffield Hallam University o Kate Exley, Leeds University o Richard Felder & Rebecca Brent North Carolina State University
  18. 18. International Collabora tion Phase 2 2010 o Michael Hörig, European Universities Association o Richard Baraniuk, Connexions o Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes o Sally Brown, Leeds Metropolitan University 2011 o Douglas Thomas, University of Southern California 2012 o Lord David Puttnam, House of Lords, UK o Ewan McIntosh, No Tosh Ltd o Stella Cottrell, University of Leeds o Mick Healey, University of Gloucestershire o Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes
  19. 19. Publications & Materia ls 9 Phase 1 Phase 2 9 A number of oral and poster International conference presentations participation LIN 2008 and 2009 2010 and 2011 conference conference proceedings books of abstracts and Designing together: proceedings Effective strategies for 2012 book of abstracts creating a collaborative Video clips with feedback curriculum to support from participants academic professional LIN funded projects development presented at 2012 conference Teaching and learning Teaching and learning showcase events within showcase events within institutes institutes9 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k51d8l675t92dhr/1KtcoJoXHP
  20. 20. Impact of LIN within in stitutes Phase 1 Development of teaching and learning staff within institutes Accredited programmes validated by 2009 Teaching and learning leaders within each institute Teaching and learning showcases held within a number of institutes Submission of abstracts to LIN conferences Began a shift in attitudes to teaching and learning at all levels Working with other projects – NDLR (LIPS and LINCS)
  21. 21. Impact of LIN within in stitutes Phase 2 Teaching and learning showcases held within a number of institutes Submission of abstracts to LIN conferences Broad welcome for LIN PG Dip Growing number of participants on LIN modules in each semester Demand for LIN modules is growing across the sector Feedback from LIN graduates indicates LIN has resulted in the development of a teaching and learning community of practice. Staff now converse about teaching and learning practices. Actively enhancing on the professionalization of teaching
  22. 22. The future Phase 3 possibilities Continue to develop APD framework – Masters, increase participation in national and international conferences Annual conference Teaching and learning policy on behalf of the sector Maintain and develop collaboration Support lecturers in IoTs to reflect on, develop and research practice Act as a bridge between the HEA, the IOTI and staff within institutes Continue to lead innovation in the sector with the ultimate aim of improving the learning experience for students Build capacity within institutes to run LIN modules for increasing numbers of participants Act as interface between the National Forum and the Institutes Support IOTI in the implementation of the objectives of the National Forum
  23. 23. Conclusions  Greatest impact in APD – Flexible pathway to accredited postgraduate diploma in Learning, Teaching and Assessment  Sustained collaboration since 2007  Activity guided by national agenda – National strategy and National forum  In some instances LIN activity is already leading the way on the national agenda. For example Hunt recommends that: All higher education institutions must ensure that all teaching staff are both qualified and competent in teaching and learning, and should support on-going development and improvement of their skills10  Potential for further teaching and learning and APD outcomes10 http://www.hea.ie/files/files/DES_Higher_Ed_Main_Report.pdf
  24. 24. LIN Coordination Grou p November 2012  AIT – Nuala Harding  ITB – Daniel McSweeney  IT Carlow – Anne Carpenter  CIT – Dr Stephen Cassidy  DIT – Dr Jen Harvey  DKIT – Dr Brendan Ryder  IADT – Dr Marion Palmer (Chair) & Mary Anne O’Carroll  GMIT – Dr Carina Ginty  LYIT – Dr Averil Meehan  LIT – Dr Martin Fitzgerald & Dr Michael Ryan  IT Sligo – Stephanie Donegan  ITTD – Rose Cooper  IT Tralee – Brid McElligott  WIT – Dr John Wall  LIN Coordinator Dr Niamh Rushe10 http://www.hea.ie/files/files/DES_Higher_Ed_Main_Report.pdf

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