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Articulate E-Learning Roadshow

Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson of the Articulate Community were in Dublin. The audience were mainly Storyline users drawn from higher education, business and freelance developers. The UCD contingent included several academics as well as educational technologists. Tom & David started by focusing on design based on the accurate premise that many Storyline courses growContinue Reading

SPARCs – UCD Outreach

SPARC is a UCD Teaching and Learning initiative to support  joint student and staff projects whose goal is to make UCD a better place to learn, work and live by coming up with an idea that will enhance or improve some aspect of university or community life. 2015 is SPARC’s first year. The four successfulContinue Reading

Virtual Tour Conway Institute

Following the virtual tour of the UCD James Joyce Library, Gordon Cooke and Kate Connor from the UCD Conway Institute have developed  Labview 360, a virtual tour of the Conway labs using krpano. Their aim is to speed up the training and orientation of new students and staff on the Institute’s labs and equipment. ToContinue Reading

Technology in Irish HE? Who decides?

Dr Kevin O’Rourke from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) launched the inaugural UCD EdTECx talks with his keynote address “Do we know where we are going to?” – a review of current trends on the role of technology in Irish higher education.  Over 120 UCD staff attended the two-day talks in March 2015 whichContinue Reading

Photographing Graffiti in Kilmainham Gaol

Dr Laura McAtackney is an archaeologist, who is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the UCD School of Social Justice. She has been using archaeological methodologies to record and interpret historic graffiti in the West (Old) Wing of Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin where political prisoners from the Easter Rising (1916), War of Independence (1919-1921) and the CivilContinue Reading

Collaborative Online Project between Years

Dr Niamh Flanagan of the UCD School of Applied Social Science wanted students on the first and second years of the Masters in Social Science (Social Work) to work together on the Student-2-Student Dialogue Project. The aim of this project was to investigate learning opportunities while on fieldwork placement. The first year students designed aContinue Reading

Pesky Gnats! – Game for children in therapy

Pesky Gnats is a computer game and app for children to play in therapy. gNATs are little flies whose sting leads to certain negative ways of thinking . These Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) develop without the person noticing. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) was developed for adults and is not very child friendly. To make CBTContinue Reading

Values Exchange – Discussing Ethical Issues Online

Values Exchange is a web-based platform where participants can discuss, debate and vote on ethical issues. Tools range from quick polls to complex cases studies. “Banning Fast Food” is a current poll where participants give reasons for their vote. They can then compare their thinking with others in the group, which may help them toContinue Reading

Virtual Tour – UCD James Joyce Library

Media Services and UCD Library recently developed a Virtual Tour of the UCD Library to help new staff and students find their away around the four floors of the James Joyce Library in University College Dublin. The tour runs on computers, tablets and phones. The tour was developed using krpano – a tool for creating virtual tours fromContinue Reading

Blogging in UCD Nursing

Over the last few days, I have been talking to Dr Amanda Phelan co-ordinator of the graduate diploma in Person Centred Care (Older People) and students on the diploma in the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.   The graduate diploma is part-time and blended to suit students who are working full timeContinue Reading