[Events] Week 5 Conversations in Consortium - Wednesday & Thursday
Mary.Fitzpatrick at staffmail.ul.ie
Mon Feb 22 09:23:33 GMT 2010
Conversations in the Consortium in UL and MIC*
'Taming the Dragons: Experiences from the Enterprise Development module'
Dr Naomi Birdthistle
Wednesday 24th at 11.00 in MC2005
This presentation examines a module called Enterprise Development which
is taught to interdisciplinary students. The focus of the module is to
teach students about the business planning process. The module involved
the students forming into groups; developing a business idea; conduct an
elevator pitch, and write a business plan. At the end of the semester
the students presented their business plan to a panel of Dragons and an
exhibition to the public. The presentation will identify how the
lecturer formed relationships with members of the internal and external
community to help the students formulate their business idea and develop
their business plan. The presentation will explain how the lecturer
tapped into an internal source of funding that was of benefit to the
students. Finally, the presenter will explain how the students reflected
on their learning.
'What students say about large group teaching'
Wednesday, 24th February at 12 noon in G06a (MIC)
This session will be based on research carried out with B.Ed 2 students,
and aims to:
* Discover Mary I students' preferences for group teaching;
* Compare findings to existing research;
* Establish what students believe is acceptable student
behaviour in large group sessions.
'Running effective online tutorials'
Yvonne Cleary & Marie Flannery
Thursday 25th February at 11am in MC2003 (UL)
This presentation discusses the advantages and disadvantages of running
online tutorials. It outlines some techniques for online tutorial
facilitation, provides tips for running successful tutorials, and
demonstrates sample tutorials. The presentation is based on our research
and direct experiences of online facilitation.
* Full schedule available on
Dr. Mary Fitzpatrick
Regional Teaching and Learning Advocate
Course Director, Specialist Diploma in Teaching Learning and Scholarship
Centre for Teaching and Learning
University of Limerick
[T] +353-61-234 351
[F] +353-61-338 044
[E] mary.fitzpatrick at ul.ie
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