Author Archives: Muireann O'Keeffe

About Muireann O'Keeffe

I am an educational developer currently working at DCU. I have a passion for researching and evaluating technology that can support and enhance learning. In the past I have taught on Masters programmes (Msc Applied elearning & Postgraduate Diploma in Third level Learning and Teaching) as well as Leadership development programmes.

Action learning sets

I came across the use of action learning sets when working in the Institute of Leadership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. We designed action learning sets to involve students in small group work so they could solve … Continue reading

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Collegiality on the Twitter backchannel

Last week, I read the Thesis Whisperer’s latest post authored by Dr Alexandra Hogan about how to make the most from conferences. Her advice was useful for those attending academic conferences.  Conferences are great opportunities to hear scholars in your area of interest, they provide opportunities … Continue reading

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Whole class feedback via screencast

I have been teaching an assessment and feedback module for lecturers and those who support teaching in DCU this semester. When planning for the module I spoke to DCU students about their experiences of assessment and feedback. The students highlighted … Continue reading

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#OER17 Here I come

Just under 2 weeks to #OER17 in London and I’m revisiting my abstract,  preparing my presentation and reviewing the conference programme. I’ve also been invited to participate in a Plenary Panel with @catherinecronin and @Czernie,  this is a really exciting opportunity as I feel … Continue reading

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Giving feedback on writing: some questions to ask

Today I’ve been giving feedback on various forms of writing: extracts from a teaching portfolio, a journal article, and the first 2 chapters of a Masters thesis. While there are criteria that I check each of these pieces of writing … Continue reading

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#SRHE Critical Perspectives on ‘Openness’ in Higher Education

Last week I was in London for the event Critical Perspectives on ‘Openness’ in Higher Education as part of the SRHE’s digital university series. Catherine Cronin, Rob Farrow and I were the main speakers, sharing our research findings on various topics … Continue reading

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Twitter for professional learning: disseminating the findings

Last week I presented my EdD research at the Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium 2016 at Dublin City University. This was the first time I put voice to my research since the Viva. Those at the symposium were mainly … Continue reading

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How I prepared for the Viva

This day 2 weeks ago I defended my EdD thesis and was successful in achieving my Doctorate without corrections. I was over the moon and the outpouring of good wishes and  congratulatory messages have been amazing. But like others who have shared … Continue reading

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Listening to the student voice on assessment & feedback

  Two weeks ago, Teaching and Learning Day at DCU came to fruition and it was am amazing success. The highlight of the day turned out to be commencing with the student panel discussion.Originally I had Originally I had organised … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning Day DCU

Only one more sleep to Teaching and Learning Day at DCU…. that’s if I get any sleep. It’s been a hectic week. I submitted my EdD thesis at the beginning of the week!!! I will say more about that another … Continue reading

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