Category Archives: collaboration

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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How EdTech2014  got it right!

The annual Irish EdTech conference was held in UCD last week drawing 230 participants. This was one of the highest attendances ever despite it simultaneously clashing with #Excited  in Dublin castle. Interest in educational technology and research into how it can … Continue reading

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RCSI Education Forum

The 2nd International Education Forum began in the RCSI at the start of this week which I attended for 2 days. I felt that this was a good opportunity to hear about various practices in learning and teaching from the … Continue reading

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Social media is changing learning

I met Mark Cahill at Blogtalk 2010, he runs Socialbits (web 2.0 marketing consultancy) he asked me about the impact of social media on learning, so I wrote a blog post for him!

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Summer time catch up

These few days (no phones ringing, no urgent emails!)  have been a great time for reflection on the past year and getting ready for the next academic year.  I have been investigating alterations to the MSc in Applied eLearning programme, … Continue reading

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Work based learning

Today I am at a work based learning seminar at DIT grangegorman. This is an initiative relating to education in employment, which I think is a SIF project. We opened with Muiris OConnor of the HEA talking about Ireland knowledge … Continue reading

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Craig Barrett’s 10 suggestions for recovery

I attended a public lecture presented by Craig Barrett former CEO Intel Ireland at the Royal Irish Academy on Monday 8th Recommendations: need to be entrepreneurial, be risk takers, be creative 10 suggestions 1 Basic education: Finland and Korea have … Continue reading

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LIN Symposium: Designing Together

Yesterday I attended the Learning Innovations Networks symposium at the DIT Grangegorman campus. The keynote speaker, Dr David Baume, International Educational Consultant & Researcher, presented and led discussion on ‘How can core values be embedded effectively within the curriculum’, later … Continue reading

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