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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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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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#Day65 Exploring identity – the importance of social interaction

I presented my research at the #DRHA conference in September and this was a point of realisation about my findings. From the data analysis I found it interesting that while all the participants claim to use Twitter as a tool … Continue reading

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#Day22 Presentation at the #DRHA2015 conference

I presented Twitter: ego boosting echo chamber or learning tool? at the #DRHA2015 conference today at DCU Slides are online and available on slideshare I love getting interesting questions, and I am grateful to the person who asked ‘how can I … Continue reading

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Twitter for Professional Learning

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Care and Vulnerability #scholar14

I have been participating on Networked Scholars #scholar14 MOOC facilitated by George Veletsianos of Royal Roads University Last week’s topic was about Care and Vulnerability in online spaces and how academics receive and give care to others and also express vulnerability in networked … Continue reading

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I’m a Digital badge skeptic

I am a bit skeptical about Digital badges working within the status quo of the Irish (and international academic environment) . What is really rewarded teaching or research?  will institutions respect a badge system? Would it be aligned to promotional systems, … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

I have heard this poem a few times in the last few years, especially in relation to working in academic development and technology enhanced learning. These job roles did not exist until the last 10 years, and who knows what … Continue reading

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Action Learning Sets

I really enjoy facilitating action learning sets with the Institute of leadership as part of academic programmes. At the Institute of Leadership Action Learning Sets (ALS) are used for management and leadership development within the 2nd year of the Masters … Continue reading

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ePortfolios as learner centred tools for learning

Steve Pitman and I have a common interest in ePortfolios , my own interest is from a learning and reflection perspective, encouraging students to be motivated and in control of their own learning; Steve’s interest stems from the compulsory requirement … Continue reading

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