Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it
Open Educational Resources and Practices by Dr Catherine Cronin, Strategic Education Developer at Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and well-known writer and advocate in the field. The session will explore the potential benefits, for students and educators, of using Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) for teaching and learning and will include a look at how OER/OEP can be used to save time and duplication of effort in developing quality teaching and learning materials while also contributing to public knowledge. The session will share several practical examples and encourage discussion about using OER and OEP in different disciplinary contexts.
The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) is published online once annually at Technological University Dublin. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education.
Through the inclusion of insightful provenances and case histories, students are taken on a journey back in time to learn not only from the original donors, but also from the physicians and anatomists who treated and prepared the specimen, offering fascinating insights into the healthcare systems and the education values of the time. Careful consideration was given to which specimens were to be showcased. Specifically, those over a hundred years old, without identifying features or sensitive features such as developmental anomalies.
Throughout this workbook students are asked to engage with the PCs Graduate Attribute & Mindsets Framework via a suite of activities or exercises. This engagement will provide students with the language of skills and attributes best suited to job application and success.
This Facilitator Checklist has been compiled from our experience as facilitators delivering the PACT Open Course with the National Forum. From our reflection, we created this resource to aid fellow facilitators save time and outlined key pre-Course, during-Course, and post-Course activities essential to the smooth running of all Open Courses.