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All views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own and do not represent DIT in any way.

 

 

Publications
Papers can be downloaded from the Dublin Institute of Technology Library Services repository Arrow@DIT.

 

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, Lithuania
Head of international peer review team assessing five Design study programs of higher education institutions of Lithuania for consideration by the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania. April 2015.

Community engagement in Second Life
Participant in panel discussion titled 'Virtual Ability: Support, Collaboration, Research, Community' at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2015 hosted in the virtual world Second Life. March 2015.

Inter-University International Collaboration for an Online Course: A Case Study
Joint paper with Dudley Turner and Claudia Igbrude at e-Learnng e-Education and Online Training Conference, Maryland, US. September 2014. Proceedings published December 2014.

Learning Without Frontiers Award 2012
Winner in the Further and Higher Education Innovation category for the module “Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?”, London. February 2012.

Member of the Judging Panel for the Irish Learning Techology Association (ILTA) annual award, April 2011.

Panel Discussion of Universities in Second Life

Participant in round table discussion at the 8th INST World Conference, Cities, Cultures and Knowledge Society, Vienna and Second Life, Sponsored by UNESCO, November 2010.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in the Disciplines
Chair of Arts and Humanities group at this seminar organised by the Dublin Centre for Academic Development, Dublin, Ireland. November 2010.

Finding life hard? Start over!
Paper given at the 11th ELIA Biennial Conference, Nantes, France. October 2010.

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, Lithuania
Headed an international team of peers consisting of five experts to assess eight Design study programs of higher education institutions of Lithuania for consideration by the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania. October 2010.

The Word, ATypI Annual Conference
Member of the organising committee for the 2010 conference of Association Typographique Internationale, Dublin, Ireland. September 2010.

Virtual Teaching
Invited speaker at the 5th Annual Conference of the International Advisory Group to the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University, China. September 2010.

Is One Life Enough? Delivering a Module in Second Life
Joint paper, with Claudia Igbrude, at 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Conference, EdTech 2010, Athlone, Ireland. May 2010.

Second Life: Extending the learning environment
Joint paper, with Claudia Igbrude, at MetaMeets Conference, Dublin, Ireland. May 2010.

Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching & Learning 2010
Winner of the Irish Learning Techology Association (ILTA) annual award for the module “Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?” Ireland. April 2010.
 
International Advisory Group, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
Invited to be a member of the International Advisory Group to the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University, China. September 2009.

Blending and Rendering to Online: a live demonstration of a Second Life VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)
Speaker at the DIT eLearning Summer School, Dublin, Ireland. June 2009.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as an incentive to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). “How Do I Know What You Know: The Value of Recognising Prior Learning”
Speaker at Executive Seminar “Shared Perspectives on Learning in the Workplace, organised by the Professional Development Services Office at DIT, Dublin, Ireland. April 2009.

Postgraduate level professional development in Design
Speaker at “The Potential of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) in a Changing Economic and Employment Landscape”, Regional Seminar for the HEA SIF 1 project Education in Employment organised by DIT with the Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. March 2009.

One Life or Two? Using Second Life for First Year Inductions
Speaker at the DIT Showcase of Learning & Teaching Innovations, Dublin Ireland. January 2009.

Development of the Partnership between DIT and the Sherkin Island Community
Invited speaker at the Public Seminar “Third Level Education and the Island” hosted by Comhdháil Oileán na hÉireann (Irish Islands Federation), Sherkin Island, Cork, Ireland. April 2008.

Potential of Second Life
Invited speaker at the annual LIRHea Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. December 2006.

Perspectives on Drawing
Chair of one day symposium at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. January 2006.

Ethics and Critical Aesthetics: Restating the relevance of the individual – challenging the aesthetics of globalisation
Chair of symposium at European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) biennial conference, Dublin, Ireland. October 2002.

Sherkin Island Art Project
Invited speaker at the Rural Issues in Higher Education Conference organised by the Higher Education Equality Unit, Clonmel, Ireland. November 2001. (Publication of conference proceedings edited by Angela O’Connell, August 2002.)

View from Design Education
One of the keynote papers delivered to the Design Education Means Business forum organised by the Institute of Designers in Ireland in response to the recently published report ‘Opportunities in Design’, Dublin Castle, Ireland. December 1999.

Basic Multimedia and Telematics Application Skills for Education and Training and Creating Multimedia in the Classroom
Training programmes devised for and delivered at the National Distance Education Centre at Dublin City University, 1998.

Arthouse, Our House
Article in ‘Film Ireland’, January 1996.

IT Skills: Exploring Information Technology
Interactive CD-Rom published by the National Distance Education Centre at Dublin City University under the EC Comett initiative, 1994. This project was led by Jim Devine and the team included myself, Jonathan Young, Mia Gallagher and Marcus Gosling.

Ground Breaker: The story-films of Kieran Hickey
Article in ‘Film Ireland’, October 1993.

Future Visions: New Technologies of the Screen
Book review in ‘Film Ireland’, August 1993.

Design for reading; reading the design
Article in ‘Marketing Communicator’, 1993.