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Educators for the professions share tech know-how at Blackhall seminar
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08 Mar 2019 / education Print

Educators share tech know-how at Blackhall seminar

Blackhall Place yesterday (7 March) hosted a practice exchange around the innovative use of technology in professional education.

Educators of nurses, teachers and solicitors shared their knowledge and expertise as part of the National Forum for Teaching and Learning Seminar Series 2018-19.

The event was a collaboration between Hibernia College, the Law Society of Ireland, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, and the Marino Institute of Education.

The session’s theme was technology-enhanced professional education, and the educators shared and disseminated good practice and procedures and identified future possible collaborations.

Presenters from each of the four institutions showcased their innovative uses of technology.

Virtual patient

Dr Catherine Redmond and Philip Hardie (UCD) exhibited their school’s online virtual patient, which student nurses interact with in order to develop competency in clinical skills.

The Law Society of Ireland’s Jane Moffatt and Eveline Holmes showcased the Law School’s use of online peer assessment to enhance trainee solicitors’ critical-thinking skills.

Hibernia College, represented by Dr Aoife Lynam and John Lenehan, demonstrated its use of Swivl camera technology, and how it enhances self-reflection among student-teachers during school placement.

Dr Alison Egan (Marino Institute of Education) revealed the institute’s use of tech tools for personal reflective practice.


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