National Forum

LIN congratulates all the teaching experts recognised  at the National Forum Teaching Experts Awards on Thursday 10 December 2015 at the Printworks, Dublin Castle. It was a great event and good to see the best higher education teachers nominated by their institutions recognised nationally. 

On the night there were seven special commendations as shown. Congratulations to those commended, particularly our LIN colleagues from Dundalk IT. 

 

Category

Commended

Designing and Implementing Connected Learning

Prof Sheila Ryder, Trinity College Dublin

Enabling Student Agency

Colm Kelleher, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Bridging Non-Traditional Transitions

Prof Anne Drummond, University College Dublin,

Utilising an Holistic Approach to Students and their Learning

Ciaran O’Sullivan, Institute of Technology Tallaght

Transcending Knowledge Transfer

The TEN Team, Maynooth University (Prof Anne Ryan; Dr Bernie Grummell; Dr Conor Murphy; Prof Martin Downes; Maggie Noone)

Building Digital Capacity

Brian Coll and Dr John Donovan, Institute of Technology Sligo

Facilitating Systemic Cultural Change

The MALT Teaching Team, Dundalk Institute of Technology (Bernadette Brereton; Gerry Gallagher; Angela Short),

 

The 2015 individual teaching experts are:

  • Prof Anne Drummond, University College Dublin.
  • Colm Kelleher, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.
  • Dr Elaine Doyle, University of Limerick.
  • Dr Karen Doyle, NUI Galway.
  • Dr Michel Dugon, NUI Galway.
  • Prof Sheila Ryder, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Marie O’Dwyer, Waterford Institute of Technology.
  • Dr David Wraith, Maynooth University.
  • Ciaran O’Sullivan, Institute of Technology Tallaght.
  • Dr Ciara O’Toole, University College Cork,
  • Dr Orla Murphy, University College Cork.

The 2015 team teaching experts are:

  • The College Liaison Librarian Team, University College Dublin (Susan Boyle; Jenny Collery; Michelle Dalton; Peter Hickey; James Molloy; Carmel Norris and Diarmuid Stokes).
  • Dr Anne Dolan and Anne Marie Morrin, Mary Immaculate College.
  • The TEN Team, Maynooth University (Prof Anne Ryan; Dr Bernie Grummell; Dr Conor Murphy; Prof Martin Downes; Maggie Noone)
  • Brian Coll and Dr John Donovan, Institute of Technology Sligo.
  • The MALT Teaching Team, Dundalk Institute of Technology (Bernadette Brereton; Gerry Gallagher; Angela Short), 

 

Teachers from LIN Institutions have been short listed for the Teaching Experts Awards due to be presented on Thursday 10 December at Dublin Castle. 

The National Teaching Expert Awards in Higher Education 2015 mark the culmination of The National Summit on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015. This event recognises, celebrates and awards outstanding teaching at a national level in Ireland’s higher education sector.

The awards acknowledge and endorse prominent thinkers, researchers, leaders and professionals teaching and learning across all disciplines in Irish Higher Education.

The individuals short listed are: 

The teams short listed are:

Congratulation to those short listed. It shows the depth and strength of teaching in the Institutes of Technology and DIT. Gerry Gallagher is the Dundalk IT member of the LIN Coordination Group. 

Best wishes to all for the event on 10 December. 

The Learning Innovation Network (LIN) welcomes the launch of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, as announced by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills on November 22nd 2012.  As the flagship teaching and learning initiative of the Institute of Technology (IoT) sector, we are pleased that “a teaching and learning experience of the highest quality” for all students has been prioritised.

 

We agree with the Minister that the Forum “will provide a platform for progressing implementation of the key objectives outlined on teaching and learning in the National Strategy for Higher Education” and we are confident that LIN will continue to contribute to this implementation.  As previously stated, we have a strong track record in anticipating the need to focus on the quality of teaching and learning, the student experience and the training needs of our staff to meet the needs of an ever more diverse student cohort.

 

We warmly welcome the appointment of Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick as Chair of the National Forum.  Prof Moore, a long established voice for teaching and learning in Ireland, has presented at a number of LIN events, most recently at our 2012 Conference when she presented the findings of her review on the LIN project to date. We wish her well with the execution of this role and look forward to working with her in this regard.