Technology Enhanced Learning

Teaching Continuity Measures

This page has been set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to highlight key resources on designing for blended and online learning and upcoming training/development opportunities for faculty and staff with teaching responsibilities.

 A full list of UCD Teaching and Learning guides can be found on the Resources A-Z page. 

Check this webpage regularly for updates.  A significant number of frequently asked questions are available at: Faculty Teaching & Assessment FAQ and Student Teaching & Assessment FAQ.  

Blended and Online Learning Design

In the blended and online learning design section you will find guidance on the different phases involved in designing and developing effective blended/online learning. The approach adopted draws on the ADDIE Instructional Design model, which defines five phases:

  1. Analysis
  2. Design
  3. Development
  4. Implementation
  5. Evaluation


UCD Educational Technologies

Guidance on the pedagogical application of UCD Educational Technologies is also provided, including a section containing Brightspace Guides and guidance on using the Virtual Classroom (Collaborate).

Advice on how to set-up and use various tools and technologies is available from UCD IT Services.

Webinars

Re-designing your module for blended/online learning 

This 1.5 hour interactive session will overview the design steps and principles of online learning. It will explore how to redesign learning and assessment materials/activities and to select the appropriate educational technologies. It will also provide guidance on how to present your module in Brightspace.

A recording of the webinar held on 25th June is available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Re-designing your module for blended/online learning webinar recording.    

A recording of the webinar held on 26th August is also available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Re-designing your module for blended/online learning webinar recording.    

Designing online assessment

This one-hour interactive session aims to explore principles and some examples to assist in the design of assessments for the online learning environment.

A recording of the webinar held on 26th June is available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Designing Online Assessment webinar recording


Supporting online learners & group work

This one hour interactive session will explore the opportunities for the design and provision of activities that promote engagement and learning in an online environment.

A recording of the webinar held on 16th July is available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Supporting Online Learners and Group Work


Teaching online & supporting online learners

This 1.5 hour interactive session will explore the role of the lecturer during the various stages of delivery of online learning. It will provide guidance on how to scaffold learning and support online learners through the creation of a community of learners. It will suggest which Brightspace tools that can best utilised to support this.

A recording of the webinar held on 9th September is available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Teaching Online and Supporting Online Learners


Online feedback to students

This one hour interactive session will explore the UCD’ six different approaches to feedback, in the online environment.  

A recording of the webinar held on 10th September is available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Online Feedback to Students

 

Online group work and peer learning

This one hour interactive session will explore the opportunities for the design and provision of activities that promote group work and peer learning.

A recording of the webinar held on 15th September is available to UCD colleagues.  This is hosted on the HEAnet Media Hosting service, after clicking the link, you will be prompted to login by selecting your institution and entering your UCD username and password.  Online Group Work and Peer Learning