Event Details

Event Name AHEAD Virtual Conference 2021 - Reconnection
Event Type Information Event, Conference, Disability
Event Date 08/04/2021
Duration 10 days
Location Online
Course Provider AHEAD
Comment What: AHEAD’s annual international conference focussed on topics of inclusive practice and universal design in FET and higher education

Title of Conference: 'Reconnection: Placing Inclusion at the heart of online learning and support'

How: 100% online - Live weekly sessions every Thursday and Friday supplemented by pre-recorded ‘anytime’ sessions and other opportunities for online engagement

When: 8th April-7th May 2021 - Taking place over 5 weeks (live sessions taking place every Thursday and Friday afternoon with pre-recorded content in between)

How much: €75 for members of AHEAD, €150 for non-members, students in FET or HE in Ireland can enter free of charge. All selected contributors will receive 10% discount.

Of interest to: Teaching and learning staff, disability support professionals, senior leadership and all staff working to deliver higher education and further education and training. Policy makers in education are also very welcome.

The pandemic has changed how we go about living, working and learning, and technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives. The shift towards hybrid/online learning and support has made us challenge the boundaries of what is possible in further education and training and higher education settings.

For all of us, staff and students alike, the pandemic means one thing for sure – fewer physical connections and a greater distance between us. That means fewer opportunities for chats with friends in the canteen to share problems, fewer chances to ask for or offer friendly support and big challenges for educators in building the emotional connection between them and their students that drives quality education.

This conference will explore how we can provide those connections in virtual environments and offer a high-quality educational experience by placing inclusion of staff and students at the heart of approaches to online teaching, learning and support. It will highlight innovative practice developed before and during the pandemic and look at how whole-college, universally designed, approaches to digital inclusion can provide a richer online learning experience for all students.

Register via link below.
Event URL Event Web Page - Click Here

Contact Details

First Name Christine
Surname Hynes
Position AHEAD Project Coordinator
Address AHEAD
East Wall, UCD,
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
Co. Dublin
Telephone 01 716 4397
email christine.hynes@ahead.ie
Website www.ahead.ie