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Since March 2020 higher education has experienced one of the most disruptive phases in its recent history. In a sector typified by considered, researched and incremental change, overnight everyone began emergency remote teaching, learning and assessing. The dramatic shift resulted in positives and negatives, and posed a series of questions for students, staff and other stakeholders. Though still living through the pandemic, in March 2021 fifteen partners from a range of stakeholders across the sector agreed to work together to answer one shared persistent and urgent question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we learnt and what does it mean for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education?

‘AT Hive’ is a web based resource by AHEAD that aims to impart information about the large area of Assistive Technology that supports students students with disabilities. These technologies and tools help people who may have challenges with reading, writing, organisation, motivation as well as much more so explore the wide range of apps and tools.

Open Education Now

Open Education Now. The potential benefits of open education are often considered in three areas: expanding access to education, enhancing pedagogy, and advancing equity.

Open Education Now

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Using OER and OEP for Teaching and Learning

The potential benefits of using open educational resources and practices (OER and OEP) in higher education include improving access, furthering equity and enhancing teaching, learning and assessment. The National Forum supports the use of OER and OEP in a range of ways (see www.teachingandlearning.ie/open).

Accessibility Thrives

The Centre for Educational Development (CED) at Queens University have designed the THRIVES acronym to help you to easily remember key accessibility considerations which will help to comply with UK digital accessibility legislation. 

Accessibility Thrives

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OSCQR – SUNY online course quality review rubric

To help campuses ensure that their online courses are learner centered and well designed, a team of  SUNY staff and campus stakeholders has designed the OSCQR rubric, a customizable and flexible tool for online course quality review.

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