Wednesday June 22nd 2016

10-11am Welcome and Introductions
Brian O’Neill (Director of Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services)
Frances Boylan (Acting Head of eLearning Support & Development)

11-11.30am Coffee

11.30-1pm Copyright and eLearning
Speakers: Jane Secker (Librarian, London School of Economics) & Chris Morrison (University of Kent)

Based around the key themes in her recent book, the presentation will focus on some of the copyright issues that can arise when developing online learning. This will include:

  • Relevant copyright licences and exceptions that might facilitate the distribution of copyright materials such as published and unpublished work
  • The use of digital media: for example images, video and sound
  • Copyright issues associated with social media and the connected digital environment
  • Copyright education for staff

Jane will also highlight some of her recent research on copyright literacy (with Chris Morrison) and share our good practice approaches to supporting copyright education.

download icon  Click here to access Jane & Chris’ presentation ‘Copyright & Elearning’

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1-2pm Lunch

2-4pm Copyright games-based workshop
Facilitator: Jane Secker (Librarian, London School of Economics)

This 2 hour workshop is a fun an engaging way of learning about copyright based on a card game developed by Chris Morrison. Although the game is based on UK law, many of the principles that apply will be similar in Ireland and it will be an opportunity to take part in a games-based workshop that encourages people to develop and share their knowledge of copyright issues, in a stress-free way. The game is licensed under Creative Commons so is available for modification and re-use.

download icon  Click here to download the instructions etc for Chris and Jane’s ‘Copyright: The Card Game’


Thursday June 23rd 2016

10-11.15am Learning Analytics in HE
Niall Sclater (Consultant and Director – ‎Sclater Digital)

Learning analytics is being used for a range of purposes in HE, such as adaptive learning, and identifying students who are at risk of attrition. However, many ethical issues have arisen in making predictions about students, and in using their data appropriately. Niall Sclater has researched the issues for Jisc and has coordinated the development of a Code of Practice for Learning Analytics. During this session he will outline the key issues and suggest how they can be addressed by institutions.

download icon Click here to access Niall’s presentation ‘Learning Analytics in HE’

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11.15-11.45am Coffee

11.45-1pm Privacy & Data Protection & the Implications for HE 
Speaker: Eoin O’Dell (Lecturer, TCD)

download icon Click here to access Eoin’s presentation ‘Privacy & Data Protection & the Implications for HE’

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1-2pm Lunch

2-3pm Managing your Digital Footprint
Speaker: Bernie Goldbach (Lecturer, LIT)

Using a selection of clever tools, Bernie Goldbach shows how people can stay alert to the size and shape of their digital footprints. Although many pundits urge caution instead of head-long immersion into digital space, most academics know the importance of being seen in print and that normally means being present online. After discussing the sociometrics of connected communities of practice, this presentation shows a variety of ways people can monitor the growth or demise of their online identities.

Drawing on case evidence gathered throughout 10 years teaching of social media to third level students, the presentation incorporates views of samples that attendees can see via series of links and rich media content on their own BYOD handsets and tablets.  Bernie also highlights preventive steps people should take if interested in minimising or masking their online presence.

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3-4pm Cleaning up your Digital Footprint
Speaker: Fergal Crehan (Barrister & The Hit Team)
This session will look at the practical use of your data protection right in order to clean up your digital footprint.

download icon Click here to access Fergal’s presentation ‘Cleaning up your Digital Footprint’

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Friday June 24th 2016

10-11am QA & eLearning
Naomi Jackson (Director of Academic Affairs, DBS)

2015 saw the creation of the QQI working group for the development of criteria and guidelines for flexible and distributed learning. This much welcomed initiative reflects the significant growth in the use of e-learning, in its various forms, in further and higher education in Ireland. More specifically it reflects the desire for established benchmarks and standards to assure the quality of such provision. Whilst the development of the policy document is ongoing, practice in Ireland and internationally highlights key areas and principles for institutions and practitioners to consider in the process of developing e-learning provision and ensuring such provision can deliver what it commits to.

This presentation will draw on the experience of assuring the quality of e-learning programmes and the management and support of e-learners. It will seek to highlight the key principles and priority areas for consideration by providers in ensuring fitness for purpose of e-learning in delivering the flexible and accessible education that is much sought.

download icon Click here to access Naomi’s presentation ‘QA and eLearning’

Video icon Click here for a video of this presentation

11.15-11.45am Coffee

11.45-1pm Workshop- The Only Way is Ethics: essentials for elearning designers
Facilitators: Claire McAvinia (Learning Development Officer, DIT) & Damian Gordon (Lecturer, DIT)

What is ethical behaviour in programme and module design? And what new challenges arise in the design of an e-learning module or programme? What is technoethics, and do you need to worry about it?

In this workshop, we invite participants to address these questions through a series of activities which will lead to the creation of ten tips (or perhaps even commandments) for ethical e-learning design. We will consider beginner, intermediate and expert programme designers and how to ensure that ethical practices are used at each stage of the process. Leading out of these activities we will construct an ethical e-learning policy for programme designers in our institutions. The workshop will be practical! Be ready to get involved in some design and practice.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
*Review the main ethical challenges facing programme teams and designers in relation to e-learning
*Use an agreed set of tips developed with fellow practitioners to support you at each stage of this work
*Reflect on current practice, and plan for ethically informed approaches to your future work in this area

Who is this workshop suitable for?
This workshop is suitable for all academic staff, particularly those currently designing or re-designing blended and e-learning modules or programmes.

download icon Click here to access Claire and Damian’s presentation ‘The Only Way is Ethics: essentials for elearning designers’

Claire and Damian have also typed up everyone’s contributions to the ‘Ten Tenets’ group activity. If you participated in the workshop and would like a copy of this living document, then please email Claire for access.

Video icon Click here for a video of this presentation

1-2pm Lunch

2-4pm Academic Integrity in a Digital Age
Speaker: Kevin C. O’Rourke (National Forum)

What does it mean to be a scholar in the digital age? Is it different to the pre-internet era? (And does it really matter?) From academic ethics and plagiarism to the concept of “ownership” of knowledge and ideas and the evolving concept of education, this closing session aims to explore some of the issues surrounding the notions of expertise, academic identity and integrity in the contemporary world.

download icon Click here to access Kevin’s presentation ‘Academic Integrity in a Digital Age’.

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