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Conference Programme

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First day of conference May 21, 2009
Last day of conference May 22, 2009

Submissions

Author registration opened January 14, 2009
Author registration closed May 23, 2009
Call for Papers posted January 14, 2009
Submissions accepted January 14, 2009
Submissions closed February 16, 2009

 

Reviews

Reviewer registration opened January 14, 2009
Reviewer registration closed May 23, 2009

 

Website Posting

January 14, 2009
January 14, 2009
May 22, 2009

 

Programme

Wednesday, 20th May 2009

Pre-Conference Activities
10.30am – 12.30pm National Digital Learning Repository Planning
2.00pm – 4.00pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm Turnitin Workshop
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Reception
(Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and teaching – CRILT)
6:00 pm – 6.15 pm Introduction to the National e-Learning Laboratory
(Leo Casey and Stephan Weibelzahl)
6:00 pm – 6.15 pm Workshop – NELL Usability Lab
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, 21st May 2009 – Morning

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Coffee

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Address

Dr. Paul Mooney,
President, National College of Ireland
(Kelly Theatre)

9:15am – 10:15am

Keynote Address:
Niall Sclater,

Director of Learning Innovation at the Open University
(Kelly Theatre)

10:15am – 10:35am

Practitioner 1

Practitioner 1

Practitioner 1

Practitioner 1

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Sinead Hahessy
NUI Galway

Gavin Henrick, Liam Ryan
Enovation Solutions

Aidan O’Dwyer
Dublin Institute of Technology

Elaine Wallace, Paul Gormley,NUI Galway

Practitioners 1(20 mins)

A Rainy Summer’s Work-Reflections and Lessons Learned in the World of Blended Learning. (p.17)

How e-Portfolio’s can provide users with the tools to demonstrate their life-long learning, skills and development to selected audiences. (p.17)

Engineering students opinions on the use of PowerPoint presentations in a lecture (p.17)

Creating Brand Managers using Group Wikis: Student Engagement through Collaboration (p.18)

10:35am – 11:00 am

Research 1

Research 1

Research 1

Research 1

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Research (25min)

Markus Hofmann, Matt Smith
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Robert J. Cosgrave, Theresa Logan-Phelan, Claire McAvinia, Angelica Risquez, Tom Farrelly, Nuala Harding, Rosemary Coooper, Noreen Vaughan
UCC, TCD, NUIM, UL, IT Tralee, AIT, ITT Dubin

Ccatherine Bruen, Noel Fitzpatrick, Paul Gormley, Jen Harvey, Claire Mcavinia
TCD, DIT, NUIG, NUIM

Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan, Cristina Hava Muntean
National College of Ireland

Compatibility Challenges for Mobile Learning Objects
(p.19)

Usage and uptake of Virtual Learning Environments and Technology Assisted Learning Tools: Findings from a multi institutional, multi year comparative study. (p.20)

The management and creation of knowledge, do wikis help?
(p.20)

Increasing Learner’s Experience trough Power-Based Adaptation of Educational Content Selection and Delivery
(p.21)

11:00 am –11:15 am

Coffee/Tea Break

 

Thursday 21st May 2009 – Mid Morning

11: 15am –11:35 pm

Practitioner 2

Practitioner 2

Practitioner 2

Practitioner 2

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Michael Campion, Paul Gormley
NUI Galway

Mary Dempsey, Paul Gormley, Liam McDwyer NUI Galway

Terry Maguire, Claire McAvinia
ITT-Dublin, NUI Maynooth

Dermot P Brabazon
Dublin City University

Practitioner 2 (20 mins)

Skills for Work Life: Evaluating the use of wiki tool as an ePortfolio solution for large groups in Commerce. (p.21)

An analysis of third level multi-cultural interdisciplinary student learning outcomes using Wiki technology. (p.22)

Evaluating the National Digital Learning Repository Project: evolving models for Communities of Practice.(p.23)

Online Video Resources to Enable & Enhance Experiential Learning (p.23)

11.35 pm –12.00 pm

Research 2

Research 2

Research 2

Research 2

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Dermot P Brabazon
Dublin College University

Orla Majella Murphy
University College Cork

Gerry Grogan
Institute of Public Administration.

Daire Ó Broin, Siobhan Clarke
Trinity College Dublin

Research (25 mins)

The use of virtual learning environments to aid teaching of heat transfer and Artificial Neural Network modelling in Bioprocess Engineering (p.24)

Laser Scanning to create reusable learning objects: An interdisciplinary case study.
(p.24)

How cognitive tools mechanisms produde critical thinking effects.
(p.25)

Improving the Quality of Flexible Learning.
(p.25)

12:00 pm –12:20 pm

Postgraduate 1

Postgraduate 1

Postgraduate 1

Postgraduate 1

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Damian T Gordon, Bajuna R Salehe Dublin Institute of Technology

Cathal McCosker
DERI, NUI Galway

Susan Sweeney
ITT Dublin

Leanne Walsh, Mary Barry , Waterford Institute of Technology

Postgraduate(20 mins)

Elimu 2.0 – Investigating the Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Facilitating Collaboration in Computer Science Education.
(p.25)

Operation Conjugation! A Game Based Learning approach to Language Studies.
(p.26)

Colouring in the Violin: A graphically-mediated approach to the reconstruction of heard melodies.
(p.27)

A Classroom Investigation of Software Design Requirements for Special Needs Learners
(p.27)

12.20 – 12.40 Practitioner 3 Practitioner 3

Practitioner 3

Practitioner 3

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Paul Gormley, Michelle Tooher, Fiona Concannon,
NUI Galway

Damien Raftery, Daire O’Broin,
IT Carlow, Trinity College Dublin

Michael K Seery
Dublin Institute of Technology

Etain Kiely, Michael Barrett
IT Sligo, GMIT

Practitioner 3 (20 mins)

Sustainability through Staff Engagement: Applying a Community of Practice Model to Academic Staff Development Programmes
(p.28)

Using Google Docs to support Project-based learning
(p.29)

Translating an in-class module to an online environment: design, implementation and reflection
(p.30)

Using Module Manager Technology to Promote Collaboration in Programme and Module Development
(p.30)

12.40 – 1pm

Practitioner 4

Practitioner 4

Practitioner 4

Practitioner 4

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Etain Kiely, Oliver Joyce
IT Sligo

Marion Palmer, Hannah Barton, Grainne Kirwan, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology IADT

Sinead Devery
Athlone IT

Niall Watts
University College Dublin

Practitioner 4 (20 mins)

Using Interactive Clickers to Capture and Exchange Learning Feedback
(p.31)

Exploring wikis through an assessment task – reflections and resistance from practice
(p.32)

The Impact of Interactive Whiteboard Technology on Teaching and Learning in Biochemistry.
(p.33)

Reflecting on Models for Online Learning in Theory & Practice
(p.33)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch

 

Thursday, 21st May 2009 – Afternoon

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

Practitioner 5

Practitioner 5

Practitioner 5

Practitioner 5

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Angelica Risquez
University of Limerick

Eugene O’Loughlin
National College of Ireland

Gavin Cooney
Learnosity

Thomas Mac Mahon, Séamus MacSuibhne, Allys Guerandel, Kevin Malone
University College Dublin

Practitioner 5(20 mins)

Anti-plagiarism software in an Irish University: three years later
(p.34)

Lipstick on a pig? – Lecture notes as video podcasts on the iPhone.
(p.34)

Use of Mobile Phones for Spoken Language Learning
(p.35)

Application and learner perception of blogs in undergraduate psychiatry teaching – a qualitative assessment.
(p.36)

2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

Practitioner 6

Practitioner 6

Practitioner 6

Practitioner 6

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Kevin C. O’Rourke
Dublin Institute of Technology

Sean Connell
Athlone IT

Eimear Kelly
Athlone IT

Laurence Riddell, Lynda Devenney , IADT

Practitioner 6(20 mins)

The king is dead: long live the king
(p.36)

Enhancing the learning experience of the electronic spreadsheet using collaborative software and interactive whiteboard technology.
(p.37)

Using a new dog to teach an old trick. Can an interactive whiteboard enhance the teaching and learning of German?
(p.38)

New Learning Spaces: First Year Fine Art site-specific project work using online mapping tools for reflection and critique; and the creation of a visual dynamic archive of project work completed off campus.
(p.39)

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Postgraduate 2

Postgraduate 2

Postgraduate 2

Moderated Poster

(Theatre 2)

(Theatre 3)

(Room 2.03)

(Kelly Theatre)

Stephen Kirby, Benjamin Toland ,
IT Blanchardstown

Mary Hooker
Dublin City University

Declan McMullen, Donal Fitzpatrick
Dublin City University

Breda Kilbane, Sabine Annegret Moebs, Jennifer McManis
Dublin City University

Postgraduate 2(20 mins)

Program Visualisation tool for teaching Programming in C.
(p.40)

Using Responsive Evaluation Techniques to ‘Mirror’ the Teacher Professional Development Landscape in Rwanda.
(p.40)

Autonomous Access to Graphics for Visually Impaired Learners.
(p.41)

Learning Styles or Not? A classroom experience
(p.43)

3:15 pm – 3:35 pm(20 mins)

Moderated Poster (Theatre 2)

Moderated Poster (Theatre 3)

Moderated Poster (Room 2.03)

Practitioner
(Room 1.03)

Olokunle Olowe, Gheorghita Ghinea
University of Brunel

Enda Donlon
Mater Dei Institute of Education

Martin Anthony o’Hanlon, Lejla Rovcanin, Kevin O’ Farrell
Dublin Institute of Technology

Dermot Rodgers
Channel Content Ltd.

Changing Latency: Changing Perception: User-Orientated Approach
(p.57)

Better Needles, Fewer Haystacks: Applications of a Custom Search Engine to improve the Quality of Information retrieved by Students using the WWW (p.43)

Using Wikis to enhance communications in a Collaborative Environment
(p.44)

Learning Motion- A New Step in Video-Based Learning Online and Mobile
(p.44)

3:35 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffee

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Keynote Address:
Fiona O’Carroll, Senior Vice-President of HMH

(formerly Riverdeep)

(Kelly Theatre)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Irish Learning Technology Association AGM (Kelly Theatre)

Conference Dinner (Venue The Vaults)

 

Friday, 22nd May 2009

9:00 am – 10.00 am

Keynote Address:
Richard Katz, Vice-President of EDUCAUSE

(Kelly Theatre))

10:00am – 10:30am

Research 3

Research 3

Research 3

Research 3

(Theatre 2)

(Room 1.02)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Liam Brown, Vincent Wade, Eamonn Murphy,TCD, UL.

Terry Smith
Pepperdine University

Andrea Maria Molnar
National College of Ireland

Brenda Walsh
Institute of Technology Tralee

Research 3(30 mins)

From eLearning to ULearning – A Novel Framework for effective Organisational Change and Continuous Improvement Programmes
(p.45)

Project-Based Learning: Changing the Face of Traditional Education
(p.46)

Enhancing Domain Model with Performance Oriented Metadata for Adaptive E-learning Systems
(p.46)

Maths attainment at primary level using curriculum based multimedia in a VLE
(p.47)

:30am – 10:50 am

Practitioner 7

Practitioner 7

Practitioner 7

Practitioner 7

Practitioner 5

(Theatre 2)

(Room 1.02)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

(20 mins)

Frank Doheny
Athlone Institute of Technology

Hugh McCabe
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Imogen Bertin, Robert Cosgrave, Jennifer Murphy, Uwe Schiller, Lawrence White, Paul Denby UCC, NARITL

Barry O’ Loughlin Athlone Institute of Technology

Technology enhanced learning and testing of mathematics
(p.47)

Interactive Learning Exercises for Teaching Computer Graphics
(p.48)

Guerrilla video: helping teachers to reflect and learners to rewind
(p.48)

An Investigation into the Use of Short Screen Recordings as a Means of Instruction in a Practical Computer Module (p.51)

10:50 am – 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break (15 mins)

11: 00am – 11:20

Practitioner 8

Practitioner 8

Practitioner 8

Practitioner 8

(Theatre 2)

(Room 1.02)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Practitioner 6

Seamus Ryan, Eimear Kelly, Sean Connell, Barry O’Loughlin, Assumpta Byrne, Sinead Devery Athlone IT

Mike Moran
Regional Support Centre of Northern Ireland (RSCni)

Matt Smith
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Alan Murphy , Dermot Rodgers
Channel Content

(20 mins)

CoPIT: A Community of Practice creating a Learning and Research Environment for Educators.
(p.50)

Assisting FE College Managements in Asessing ILT Development Status
(p.51)

VOCAL- Challenges for multi-language, multi-media, multi-cultural online eLearning

Is Social Software Enough to Support the Creation of Skills Development Programmes that Work? (p. 42)

11.20 pm – 11.40

Practitioner 9

Practitioner 9

Practitioner 9

Practitioner 9

(Theatre 2)

(Room 1.02)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Practitioner 7

Carrie Griffin, Orla Murphy
University College Cork

Greg Foley
Dublin City University

Assumpta Byrne
Athlone IT

Aidan O’Dwyer
DIT

(20 mins)

Transatlantic videoconferencing with VLE support: Innovative e-learning technologies enhancing undergraduate skill acquisition.(p.52)

Teaching mathematical modelling: a research based approach.
(p.53)

Getting past the Google search box: employing screencasts in library
(p.53)

Technology enabled students? Engineering students use of web-based resources
(p.54)

11:40 pm – 12:00

Practitioner 10

Practitioner 10

Practitioner 10

Practitioner 10

(Theatre 2)

(Room 1.02)

(Room 2.03)

(Room 1.03)

Practitioner 8

Mark Glynn,
IOTI Flexible Learning

Caroline Sheedy
National College of Ireland

Michael O’Rourke
Athlone IT

Kristin Brogan, Riana Walsh (p.57)
IT Tralee, ITT Dublin

(20 mins)

Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience
(p.55)

Online Mathematics Diagnostic Testing

An evaluation of online teaching tools in a virtual learning environment. (p.56)

On-line language learning and cultural preparation for residence abroad.

12.00 pm– 1.00pm Panel Discussion (Chair: Richard Thorn IOTI)
1.00pm- 1.15pm Presentation: Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
1:15 pm – 1.30pm Conference Close/Lunch