Ready-Set-Go-Checklist: A Facilitator’s Tool for Digital Badge Awards


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.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Overcoming ‘Time Poverty’:

In any higher education role there will be times
when we find ourselves ‘time poor’. That’s why, practicable advice to quickly and easily integrate the uptake and sharing of teaching best practice
is always welcome.

“High quality CPD works, and having proactive resource development by committed educators such as Michelle and Edel ensures that Open Courses continues to thrive in upskilling, advancing participants’ career pathways, improving student learning outcomes, and revitalising participants’ enthusiasm for teaching and learning. The Facilitator checklist they have compiled from their own experience in delivering Open Courses is the best type of resource – teacher created material that is both experiential and imaginative – The National Forum appreciates that no-one knows
what teachers need more than other teachers! And as time-poor educators can benefit from succinct, practical, and collaboratively designed resources
like this checklist which have been peer reviewed and reflected upon, I highly recommend that you make use of it as part of your essential planning for delivery of your next Open Course.”

Roisin Donnelly, Former PD/Open Courses Sectoral
Project Manager, April 2022.

Related OER

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.

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This resource has been created by an interdisciplinary project team at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin and was funded through the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2020.

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.

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