National Professional Development Digital Badge Initiative.

Roisin CA Donnelly, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Article

Paper presented at National forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education, Dublin, April 2018.


This Forum Insight provides an overview of an important national initiative aligned to the professional development framework in the higher education sector in Ireland. Coordinated by the National Forum, a suite of open-access professional development programmes with micro-credentials (digital badges) have been developed by collaborating teams of academics, and are offered as non-accredited professional development opportunities for all who teach in Irish higher education.