Category Archives: conference

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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#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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#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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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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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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Edtech13 Keynote Catherine Cronin

I have been listening in on streamed presentations at #Edtech13, and Catherine Cronin’s keynote on open education was inspiring. Technology influences so much of what we do in the world and as a result initiatives are fast moving. Catherine describes that … Continue reading

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Diverse 2011 Day 2

On day 2 I presented the investigation of creativity within our MSc ePortfolios, see the presentation on slideshare. This was really well received and I got lots of questions from the audience including from action researcher Jack Whitehead and DCU careers … Continue reading

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Diverse 2011 held at DCU

I just attended Diverse 2011 (Developing Innovative Visual Educational Resources For Students Everywhere). This was a really terrific conference with a main aim of enhancing the use of visual media in teaching, learning and creative inquiry. I found the conference … Continue reading

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Understanding Learning and Teaching

Professor Michael Prosser’s (University of Hong Kong) seminar on ‘research on student learning in higher education’ described key variations in the way students approach their studies in higher education, how those approaches relate to teaching and learning contexts and perception … Continue reading

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