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Publications and Presentations

MOOCs – Connecting and Learning in Open Online Environments: An Autoethnography

Paper presented at Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 29th May, 2014. Abstract:



Signals of Success and Self-directed Learning (in a MOOC)

Paper presented at EMOOCs 2014, the Second MOOC European Stakeholders Summit, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10th Feb, 2014

Taking a collaborative auto ethnography approach, this paper explores the experience of learner participation in a MOOC, learner views of success and the role that connection, self-efficacy and self-directed strategies contribute to the learners’ view of success, submitted by Penny Bentley, Paige Cuff, Helen Crump, Iwona Gniadek, Briar Jamieson, Sheila MacNeill and Yishay Mor.

Published conference proceedings (p.18):



Travels In The New Learning Landscape.

Presentation at the Centre for Research in the Social Professions [CRiSP] Symposium, IT Sligo, 15th Nov, 2013



Beyond the Walled Garden.

Presentation at the 11th Annual Galway Symposium on Higher Education 2013, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, NUI Galway, 7th June, 2013



To tweet or not to tweet? A phenomenological enquiry into the disposition of higher education lecturers towards the adoption of Twitter practices.

Viewing Twitter as a digital literacy practice, the enquiry takes a New Literacy Studies perspective to position Twitter as a social practice and considers disposition in terms of Bourdieu’s contextual disposition. The enquiry comprises of five in-depth interviews with lecturers in Irish higher education.

The dissertation was awarded a 2:1


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