Learning & Teaching Networks
ISSOTL serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. The goal of the Society is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching. ISSOTL hosts an annual conference and publishes Teaching and Learning Inquiry.
The Society for Research into Higher Education is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship. The Society aims to be the leading international society in the field, as to both the support and the dissemination of research.
The National Forum has been established by the Minister for Education and Skills in order to enhance the quality of the learning experience for all students at third level. Engaging with leaders, managers, teachers and students, the Forum mobilises expertise and inputs from across the entire sector to extend and shape best practice in all institutes of higher education in Ireland.
EDIN is a network of education developers/teaching and learning experts from Irish Institutes of Higher Education. The Network has evolved in response to the need identified by members to share experience and expertise in formal structured support for teaching and learning within Irish HE institutions.
NAIRTL works with Irish higher education institutions to develop, implement and advance effective research-informed teaching and learning practices to enhance the student learning experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Visitors to the NAIRTL website can access a range of free resources i.e. handbooks, conference proceedings, and interactive pdfs; the outputs of projects funded by the NAIRTL grants initiative; presentations and workshops from NAIRTL’s six annual conferences and numerous workshops, seminars, and symposia.
The All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) is an independent, membership-based professional society dedicated to the promotion of good practice in learning and teaching throughout the island of Ireland. It represents the academic community across disciplines and communities of practice and also those who support learning and teaching in general. AISHE aims to provide a platform for critical dialogue and sustainable engagement in relation to the core concepts underpinning the very fabric of the Higher Education Community throughout the island of Ireland. AISHE’s online journal is The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
The Campus Engage National Network is led by the 7 Irish Universities and DIT. It has been set up to promote civic and community engagement as a core function of Higher Education on the island of Ireland, by better enabling Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), their staff and students across all disciplines, to engage with the needs of the communities they serve. The Network aims to enable and embed civic and community engagement activity, including community-based research, community-based learning and volunteering, across campuses and communities in Ireland.
ILTA is a community of researchers, practitioners and industry professionals with a shared interest in technology-enhanced learning across Ireland. ILTA organise regular events, and also host the EdTech conference on an annual basis in various universities or Institutes of Technology around the country.
AHEAD is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation. AHEAD provides information to students and graduates with disabilities, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents on disability issues in education. AHEAD coordinates LINK, a worldwide network of professionals promoting the inclusion of students & graduates with disabilities in Higher Education managed by 6 European partner organisations.