Getting Started with Personal and Professional Digital Capacity
The Getting Started with Personal and Professional Digital Capacity microcredential
has been developed by EDTL project team, and is designed to place you on your digital development pathway, by supporting you to reflect on your own strengths, needs and goals in the digital learning environment, as well as those of your students. Using a pedagogy-first approach, you will identify some key areas for personal development in the digital space in line with the European Framework for the Digital Competence for Educators (DigCompEdu)
, and will use structured tools for planning technology-based learning activities.
As part of EDTL project at Maynooth University, over 30 Maynooth Staff members University have been awarded this microcredential so far.
TL517: Digital Technologies in Higher Education
As part of the EDTL Project at Maynooth, we are delighted to offer Maynooth University Teaching staff the opportunity to enhance their digital teaching and learning competencies through participation in module TL517/TL517X: Digital Technologies in Higher Education. This module forms part of Maynooth University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment (PDHETL) and is offered as an accredited stand-alone module that can be taken in Semester 1 (TL517) or Semester 2 (TL517X) of the 2020/21 academic year. The module aims to give participants an understanding of the contemporary landscape with respect to digital technologies and higher education teaching and learning. Participants will have practical opportunities to design, implement, and reflect on the use of digital technologies for learning, assessment and feedback in their own teaching contexts. Through engaging with the module curriculum, participants will develop competencies in line with the European Framework for the Digital Competence for Educators (DigCompEdu). Participants who successfully complete the module and subsequently enrol on a future intake of the PDHETL may apply for an exemption from the module, subject to relevant timeframes.
The EDTL Approach for Programmes and Modules
In the context of Covid-19, in May 2020 the EDTL project re-focused to support a move to a more blended approach to teaching and learning in the academic year 2020/21. The EDTL Approach adheres to the pedagogy-first philosophy of the EDTL project, while supporting staff in their digital professional development. A pathway with key considerations for those who are adapting a single module or a whole programme, normally taught wholly or partly face-to-face, is described. The student digital learning experience is maintained at the core.
Open Educational Resources (OER) LibGuide
Selecting, creating and modifying digital resources are key competencies for educators, as highlighted in European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu)
.Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning and materials and resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions (UNESCO, 2019).
Our Maynooth University Open Educational Resources LibGuide has been developed in collaboration with the MU Library to provide an introduction to the benefits and challenges associated with finding, using and sharing OERs in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.