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Seminar on Online and Blended Postgraduate Programmes

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Opportunities and Challenges of Designing and Delivering Online and Blended Postgraduate Programmes

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A light lunch and coffee will be available from 1.15pm

In a world where remote and flexible learning opportunities are becoming more recognised as ways of enhancing education access, the question remains why there isn’t more focus on online postgraduate programme delivery. This seminar aims to facilitate reflection and discussion around the practicalities of designing and delivering online or blended learning postgraduate programmes. It is particularly suitable for faculty members who are curious about online learning and who want to learn more about it, as well as those who are already delivering or supporting online modules or programmes. It will focus on the big questions about the merits of online learning and what kinds of supports are needed for its successful implementation at institutional level, as well as the more practical issues of how to avoid common pitfalls in programme design and delivery, and what we can learn from those experienced in the field.

The seminar will involve short contributions from four main speakers who have significant experience in different aspects of online and blended learning. Their contributions will be followed by facilitated reflection and discussion.

Participants from all higher education institutions are welcome.

The seminar will be chaired by: Dr. Niamh Ní Shiadhail, Director of Postgraduate Academic Programmes, Maynooth University

The Speakers for the seminar are:

Professor Mark Brown, National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University

Dara Cassidy, Head of Online Learning at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI)

Dr. Eilish Dillon, Department of International Development, Maynooth University

Lisa O’Regan, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Maynooth University

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