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Friday 16th April: Parallel Presentations & Weekly Close and Reflection

Two live online events take place each Friday afternoon throughout the conference, focused on that week's theme: 

Parallel Presentations (14.00 - 15.20):  choose between two parallel sessions. These presentations include workshops, presentations and discussions on the week's theme. Full details are included in the schedule. 

Weekly Close and Reflection (15.30-16.30): each week ends with a facilitated dialogue on the week's conference theme. Hosted by conference rapporteurs Dr Marian McCarthy and Dr Vivian Rath, this session will invite conference attendees to consider the issues raised throughout the presentations and invite discussion around learnings and directions for the future.

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 1: Themed Presentations (Live and Recorded)

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 1: Themed Presentations (Live and Recorded)

Learning With a Little Help From my Friends: Inclusive and Structured Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Programmes Through the Lens of UDL

  1. Nevan Bermingham, Lecturer, TU Dublin Paul Geoghegan, Undergraduate Student, Technological University Dublin

A Whole-Systems Holistic Approach to Designing an Enabling Higher Education Setting for All

  1. Dr Klavdija Zorec, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dublin City University

Opportunities and Challenges of Assistive Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. Aoife McNicholl, PhD Candidate, Dublin City University

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 2: Themed Presentations (Live and Recorded)

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 2: Themed Presentations (Live and Recorded)

Study Tools for All: Is it Time to Rename Assistive Technology?

  1. Piers Wilkinson, Higher Education and Student Partnerships Coordinator, Diversity and Ability Charlie Wood, Higher Education Relations Lead, Diversity and Ability David Mooney, Senior Inclusive Consultant and SpLD Tutor, Imperial College London

Supporting Students Online: Inclusive Digital Learning with Blackboard Ally at NUI Galway

  1. Kate Molloy, National University of Ireland, Galway Cameron Keighron, PhD Candidate, National University of Ireland, Galway Jane Ennis, National University of Ireland, Galway

Is Assistive Technology Everyone’s Business?

  1. Trevor Boland, eLearning and Digital Officer, AHEAD

15.30-16.30 Weekly Close and Reflection (Live Only)

15.30-16.30 Weekly Close and Reflection (Live Only)

A facilitated dialogue on the Week 2 conference theme and a space to discuss the issues and questions raised.

  1. Dr Marian McCarthy, Vice President Emerita Teaching and Learning, University College Cork Dr Vivian Rath, Trinity College Dublin
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