On December 12th, 2018 I attended the Christmas Teaching and Learning Showcase at GMIT.
I found the showcase extremely beneficial as I’m currently studying for the Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
Presenters from the different GMIT campuses (Galway, Letterfrack, and Mayo) as well as DCU Dublin featured on the day.
The keynote speaker of the day, Dr Lisa Donaldson delivered an inspiring presentation on the use of e-portfolios highlighting their importance in the digital age. She discussed the different benefits of e-portfolios from both the lecturers and student’s perspective. Lisa emphasised the significance of e-portfolios as a tool to enhance learning, as a record of progress and achievement, as a tool for assessments, as self-marketing tool regarding prospective employers and also as a tool to be reflective on ones learning and progress.
The showcase was a great opportunity for attendees to engage with the presenters and their teaching and learning expertise and experience. The event provided great insight, inspiration and guidance for my journey on the path of becoming a better lecturer, helping me to offer my students an increasingly improved learning experience.