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Tús Maith 2018/19 Programme

The following was the schedule of workshops for the 2018/19 academic year with links to recordings & resources where possible:

 

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

11:00-12:00

An introduction to CIT Library’s Online Resources: How they can assist you and your students

Facilitated By:

  • Michael Costello, Deputy Librarian

 

Workshop Description:

The aim of this workshop was to emphasise the importance of information literacy for students and to give staff the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the services offered by the library to both students and staff.

 

In particular, the workshop addressed the following topics:

  • The importance of information literacy for students
    • The positive outcomes of appropriate information literacy skills
    • Criteria for assessing the information literacy skills of your students.
    • Tasks that will allow students to develop and practice their information literacy Skills during their studies.
    • How the CIT Library can assist students with information Literacy Skills.
    • Overview of Library Facilities & Services
  • Searching the Library Catalogue – Koha & MultiSearch
    • Guides to Plagiarism, Note Taking, Referencing Skills, Library YouTube Channel etc.
    • Introducing other Resources to students – Study Hubs etc.
  • Useful Resources for Staff:
    • Ordering books & verifying the availability of core reading material for your students.
    • Requesting Inter-Library Loans
    • Booking the Library Conference Room.
  • Online Databases
    • Benefits of Library Databases
    • Various databases on offer
    • Searching & exporting
  • eBooks – Dawsonera & EBRARY
    • Characteristics of eBooks and their value to students.
    • Tips on Searching & downloading specific eBook titles.

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, in particular new and early career academic staff.

 

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12:00-1230

An Introduction to CIT Library’s New Subject Guides

Facilitated By:

  • Felim Connolly, Library Assistant

Workshop Description:

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff but in particular to those lecturing in Accountancy, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Maths & Stats, Mechanics, Physics or Programming.

 

In 2018 CIT Library created subject guides for each of these areas. This workshop provided a quick overview of the Subject Guides, i.e.:

  • What they are?
  • Why they can be of benefit to students?
  • How you can help develop subject guides for your area?

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14:30-16:00

Managing the Academic Year

Facilitated By:

  • Prof Jim O’Mahony, Biological Sciences & TLU

Workshop Description:

The academic year, in particular the first semester, can be quite stressful with so many competing tasks from preparing lectures and practicals, to meeting and getting to know a new group of students, to dealing with student issues and complaints, to meeting administrative requirements, etc.

 

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, in particular new and early career academic staff, as it provides some hints and tips on how best to manage the academic year to alleviate some of the stress and strain.

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Thursday, 6th September 2018

09:30 – 10:30

An Overview of Student Services

Facilitated By:

  • Dr Dan Collins, Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager

Workshop Description:

CIT Student Services incorporates:

  • Admissions
  • Careers
  • Counselling
  • Examinations

 

Feedback from staff attending previous TLU workshops and seminars emphasised their need to have a better appreciation of CIT Student Services. Staff want to be better informed so that when encountering students in difficulty they know how to help or to whom to signpost students to.

 

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, in particular new and early career academic staff, as it provides an overview of CIT’s Students Services.

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11:00-12:30

Supporting Disability Support Service (DSS) Students Together

Facilitated By:

  • Laura Coleman, Disability Support Officer
  • Ruth Murphy, Disability Projects Coordinator

Workshop Description:

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, in particular new and early career academic staff, as it provided an opportunity for CIT DSS to:

  • Inform attendees of new developments and pilot projects in CIT DSS as well as the role of the DSS in CIT.
  • Share information on the supports that the DSS offers and how these supports are put in place.
  • Discuss the Needs Assessment document and support staff with understanding this document and what it means in the context of the classroom.

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15:00-16:30

MAXe – Get to Know Your New Exam Paper Management System

Facilitated By:

  • Lenka Forrest, Administrative Officer, Admissions & Examinations
  • Dr Sarah O’Regan, Applications Analyst, IT Services

Workshop Description:

MAXe is CIT’s new Exam Paper Management System which allows for:

  • Creation and collaboration of exam papers by internal examiners
  • Submission of exam papers by internal examiners
  • Handling, transmission, tracking and storage of exam papers
  • Dissemination of exam papers to external examiners
  • Review of exam papers by external examiners
  • Communication and comments between the internal and external examiners
  • Digital sign-off of exam papers by internal examiners, prior to printing
  • Printing of Exam Ready exam papers.

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, both new and more experienced, as it provided an overview of the functionality the new system and will help to alleviate any fears staff may have in relation to its use.

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Friday, 7th September 2018

09:30 – 11:00

The First Lecture and Creating & Maintaining a Positive Environment

Facilitated By:

  • Dr Eileen O’Leary, Assistant Lecturer, Physical Sciences & TLU
  • Dr Tom O’Mahony, Lecturer, Electrical & Electronic Engineering & TLU

Workshop Description

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, in particular new and early career academic staff, as it examined the work of educators such as Ken Bain, Phil Race and Bill Rogers and:

  • Provided some tips on preparing for the first lecture of a module in a semester.
  • Explored approaches, strategies and methodologies for creating and maintaining a classroom environment which promotes learning, such as:
    • The use of learning environment checklists
    • Positive behaviour interventions
    • Dealing with disruptive students

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11:30-13:00

Some easy ways to use EdTech with your learners

Facilitated By:

  • Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin, Head of Department, Technology Enhanced Learning

Workshop Description:

This workshop offered an overview of some of the EdTech tools and apps provided and supported by the Technology Enhanced Learning department. It offered the opportunity to:

  • Find out how fully online courses are being delivered and assessed and how you can use the same technology with your on-campus learners.
  • Learn about Canvas, the institute’s new Learning Management System and the way it is being integrated with a host of new apps and tools. Find out about tools you can use today to make your classes more engaging and how to create media rich screencasts or video tutorials with software licenced by the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning.

This workshop should be of interest to all academic staff, both new and more experienced.

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