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Staff

Linda Boyd Programme Administrator
Frances Boylan eLearning Development Officer
Roisin Donnelly Learning Development Officer
Orla Hanratty Learning Development Officer
Jen Harvey Head of Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre            
Claudia Igbrude eLearning Development Officer
Ken Lacey eLearning Support Officer
Helen Lamb Technical Officer
Dolores McManus eLearning Support Officer
Daphne Mulvey Administrative Support Officer
Claire McAvinia Learning Development Officer
Claire McDonnell Learning Development Officer
Kevin O'Rourke Head of eLearning Support & Development
Pauline Rooney eLearning Development Officer

 


Linda Boyd
Programme Administrator
Tel: 01 402 7875
email: linda.boyd@dit.ie

 

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Frances Boylan
eLearning Development Officer
Tel: 01 402 7863
email: frances.boylan@dit.ie

Frances graduated from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (NUI) with a BEd (Hons) and taught for a number of years at primary level before attending Trinity College Dublin to undertake an MEd, specialising in Educational Management, followed by an MSc in IT in Education. She pursued her Doctorate with the University of Sheffield where she researched the feasibility of borrowing the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis technique for the field of higher education and research, which culminated in the development of the Failure Mode Effects Reflective Analysis technique for the field.

Frances Boylan's Publications/Presentations

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roisindonnelly.jpgRoisin Donnelly (BA, MSc, MEd, PGCTHE, EdD, FHEA) 

 

Academic Developer / Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc Applied eLearning 
Tel: +353 01 402 7886

email: roisin.donnelly@dit.ie

Roisin is Programme Chair in the LTTC and Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc Applied eLearning (winner of the IELA award for best blended learning programme, 2012). She is module tutor on a number of core and elective modules on the LTTC masters programmes; her teaching and examining responsibilities are also on the Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching and the MA in Higher Education. She has supervised a large number of MSc and MA students to completion and is currently co-supervising a PhD student in Computing. She is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, founder and co-editor of the Irish Journal of Academic Practice, andmember of the Steering Committee of the Irish PBL network – Facilitate. She previously worked as a lecturer and research officer in the Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Laboratory in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Ulster from 1992-1997, and subsequently moved to Australia where she was a lecturer and research fellowin the School of Computing in the University of New South Wales (Sydney), until joining the LTTC in 1999. In her current role, she delivers consultancies and workshops on a variety of topics in learning and teaching development. She has a wide range of publications to date reflecting her specialist teaching and research interests, including Professional Development of Teaching and Learning for Academics,Curriculum Design, Academic Writing, Reflective Practice, Active Learning, eLearning Pedagogy & Design, Supporting Virtual Communities, Blended Problem-based Learning Strategies, ePortfolios/Teaching Portfolios, and Supporting Supervisors in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Supervision.

 

View Roisin Donnelly's Qualifications, Research and Publications

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Orla Hanratty
Learning Development Officer
Tel: 01 402 7872
email: orla.hanratty@dit.ie

 

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jenharvey.jpgJen Harvey
Head of Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre
Tel: 01 402 7883
email: jen.harvey@dit.ie

Jen originally graduated from Aberdeen University with a B.Sc. in Zoology and later completed an MPhil in Immunology while working in Edinburgh University. She then moved to Napier University where she obtained a Dip.Ed.Tech. from Abertay University and, in 1994, a PhD in science education in collaboration with Glasgow University. Jen became the DIT Head of Lifelong Learning in 2003, previously she was the Head of Distance Education. Before moving to Dublin she worked as an Implementation Consultant for the LTDI a SHEFC project based in ICBL, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. Current research interests relate to the use of technology to support learning, student assessment strategies, practitioner based evaluations and Communities of Practice.

 

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claudiaigrude.jpgClaudia Igbrude
eLearning Development Officer
Tel: 01 402 7880
email: claudia.igbrude@dit.ie

Claudia graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Mathematics, subsequently followed by a Higher Diploma in Computing in eLearning and an MSc in Learning Technologies.
She has worked in both private sector and education in technical roles ranging from desktop and user support and training to network support, as well as eLearning development and support.

As well as delivering various workshops, she also supervises Postgraduate research students for their thesis and teaches on the Secondlife life module “Is one life enough” offered by the DIT school of Art Design and Printing. She has also taught and contributed to post graduate modules such as Instructional Design, and Trends in elearning.

Her research interests bridge across pedagogy and technology. They include mobile technologies, mLearning, social media, serious games, learning in the workplace, ICT systems and the implementation processes for integration of technologies for learning and teaching.


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kenlacey.jpg Ken Lacey
eLearning Support Officer
Tel 01 402 7867
email ken.lacey@dit.ie

Ken began his career in the Irish Air Corps as an aircraft engineer. He followed this in Aer Lingus working in aircraft overhaul, Line maintenance, Quality Assurance and Fleet maintenance planning. He then transferred to Staff training and development working as a desktop applications trainer. On leaving Aer Lingus and completing a computer Applications honours degree Ken took up employment in DIT where after 18 months in the support desk he became the Institutes eLearning Support officer in 2003 where he works to date. During this time he has overseen the upgrading of the then WebCT CE3.8 system through CE4.1 and CE8. This was then moved to an external hosted solution and migrated to Blackboard Learn 9.1. during 2012. In addition Ken has supported many additional technologies including Respondus, Wimba voice tools, Live Classroom, Learning Objects Campus Pack, Echo360 lecturer capture, Edutxt SMS tools, Blackboard Collaborate and Mobile Learn. He has also created many bespoke web based applications for use within the institute most notably the Institution’s module catalogue “CourseWise”. Ken has been the chair of the WebCT now Blackboard Irish users group for a number of years and has worked on a national level with Universities and Institutions across Ireland and the UK.

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Helen Lamb
Technical Officer
Tel: 01 402 7876
email: helen.lamb@dit.ie

Helen has worked with the Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre for over 10 years and previously has worked in various Secondary Schools, HE and Adult Education Institutes in London. She was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Resources from South Thames College. Helen is also a Safety Representative.

 

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doloresmcmanus.jpgDolores McManus
eLearning Support Officer
Tel: 01 402 7866
email: dolores.mcmanus@dit.ie


Dolores graduated with a BA (Hons) in History & History of Art from UCD. She has previously worked in office management and IT project administration. She has recently completed an MA in Design History and Material Culture with NCAD.

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daphnemulvey.jpg Daphne Mulvey
Administrative Support Officer
Tel: 01 402 7885
email: daphne.mulvey@dit.ie

Daphne has worked with the DIT since 2001. She is currently working with the Learning Teaching and Technology Centre on specified projects. Prior to this she worked with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research as Finance Co-ordinator and with DIT Library Service. She completed a Certificate in Customer Service Excellence in 2009.

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Claire McAvinia
Learning Development Officer/Coordinator of the PG Diploma
Tel: 01 402 7861
email: claire.mcavinia@dit.ie

Claire is Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching, and contributes to the MSc Applied eLearning as well as workshops and other programmes offered by the LTTC. She was previously Learning Technologist at NUI Maynooth, mainstreaming the adoption of a virtual learning environment (Moodle) across the university, and also managing a wide range of projects in teaching development and e-learning. Before joining NUIM in 2004, Claire worked in the UK at the University of Surrey and University College London, gaining extensive experience in the use of e-learning integrated with learning and teaching development. She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervised students at Masters level. She holds a BA and PhD from Trinity College Dublin, an MA from the University of Kent, and postgraduate certificates in learning and teaching from University College London and the Open University. Her current research interests are in educational technology generally, Activity Theory, and the development of digital literacies amongst staff and students at third level.



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Claire McDonnell
Learning Development Officer / Coordinator of the MA in Higher Education
Tel: 01 402 7884
email: claire.mcdonnell@dit.ie

Claire is the programme coordinator for the MA in Higher Education and contributes to the other programmes and workshops offered by the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre. She joined the LTTC in September 2013 on a three year secondment. She had been an organic chemistry lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology since 2000, before which she worked in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She has particular interests in context and problem-based learning, community based learning, the application of online tools to support student learning and collaboration, student transition to third level and the integration of teaching and research. She holds a BSc and PhD in Chemistry from University College Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Higher Education from DIT and has supervised postgraduates to MPhil and PhD level. She was the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award in 2009 and was one of a four person team from DIT to receive a National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) Teaching Excellence Award in the same year. She is a member of the DIT Chemistry Education Research Team and of the European Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Education Network and is the Irish representative on the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Division Council. Having benefitted in the past from participating on several LTTC programmes as a student, Claire is very pleased to have the opportunity to now contribute to them as a tutor.

Claire McDonnell's recent publications.

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Head of eLearning Support and Development
Tel: 01 402 7860
email: kevin.orourke@dit.ie


Kevin was educated at St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan, University College Dublin and at University College London where he received a PhD in intellectual history. His professional career has spanned advertising and publishing in Dublin, New York and London, and he has worked extensively on electronic publishing projects with Routledge and with the university presses at Oxford and Cambridge. Before joining DIT in May 2002, he worked in London as a senior producer for Fathom.com, the online learning company sponsored by Columbia University.

Kevin O'Rourke's Page

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eLearning Development Officer
Tel: 01 402 7891
email: pauline.rooney@dit.ie

 

Pauline obtained her MSc (Ed) in Computer Based Learning from Queens University Belfast and completed her Doctorate of Education (EdD) with the University of Sheffield, where she investigated what happens when a multidisciplinary in-house approach is taken to the design, development and implementation of serious games in HE. Prior to joining DIT in 2002, she worked as an instructional designer in the private elearning sector, collaborating with the Royal College of Surgeons and Harvard University. Current research interests include serious games and virtual worlds, qualitative research methodologies, interdisciplinary practice in higher education and student attitudes towards pedagogical innovation. 

Pauline Rooney's Publications/Presentations

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