Alan O'Donnell

Lecturing in Timber Product Technology

I have lectured in Dublin Institute of Technology since 2007. My subject areas include Wood Skills, Timber Technology, Construction Technology, Technical Drawing and Carpentry / Joinery. Furthering interests in education have led me to a Post Grad in Teaching and Learning and a MSC in eLearning. I continually engage in ongoing CPD and community projects. Projects have included both international and industry partners. I am a member of the professional bodies and learned societies of TRADA, AISHE and ILTA. Research and publications to date have involved education and assessment.  

Certificate in Training in Low Energy Buildings (Qualibuild)

BIM Architecture 1: Primary Building Elements

Msc Applied eLearning

Manual Handling Instructor

PGrad Cert. in Teaching and Learning

BTech in Construction Technology

Craft Based Technician course in Building Construction

City and Guilds 6000 series

Building Technology Intermediate Stage

FAS Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery

Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA)

All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)

Irish Learning and Technology Association (ILTA)

Lecturing at DIT, Bolton Street 2007 to 2011: 2013 to date

Instructing at CTC, Darndale 2012 and 2013

Teaching Fetac / Second level at Plunket College Whitehall 2003 to 2007

On-going community C & J projects 2012 to date

Carpentry / Joinery / Construction 1996 to 2012

Delaney, N, & O'Donnell, A. (2010). The Enhancement of Student Learning Through Engagement and Feedback in the Assessment Process. 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 3015-3021). Barcelona (Spain): EDULEARN 2010

O'Donnell, A., & Delaney, N. (2011). A Need for Assessment change in the Apprenticeship System to stimulate “DEEPER” Learning and to provide a more valid indicator of educational achievement. 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (pp. 675-683). Valencia (Spain): INTED 2011

O'Donnell, A., & Delaney, N. (2011). Reflecting on our teaching practice to bring about a more student-centred approach to learning and promote “deeper” learning by the students. 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. (pp. 600-604). Valencia: INTED 2011

O'Donnell, Alan (2014) "Using M-learning as a Means to Promote Self-direction and Engagement in Apprenticeship Theoretical Lessons," Irish Journal of Academic Practice: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 6. 
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijap/vol3/iss1/6

Awarded Best Carpenter in Army Apprentice School Naas 1999

National Skills Finals in Carpentry 1999

Subject Matter Expert FAS Carpentry / Joinery. Appointed 2009

Ireland Skills Examiner: Joinery 2017