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About: I graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1978 from University College Dublin and later with a Masters in Engineering Design. My early employment was mostly in mathematical modelling and simulation and the application of information technology within engineering. I am currently on secondment as a Programme Manager responsible for online learning development in the Centre for Online Learning at the Institute of Technology Sligo where I have lectured since 1984. I have been instrumental in the rapid growth in online learning in IT Sligo since 2002 and significantly involved in the growth of e-learning in Ireland since 1999, organising the EdTech series of conferences since 2000 and as a founding member of the Irish Learning Technology Association in 2002. My main areas of expertise are now in web-casting, webinar management, synchronous online training, instructor-led online training, lecture capture and the rapid development of online training.

Professional role Online learning developer.

Organisation, if you have one Institute of Technology Sligo

Interests Educational reform, music, politics and economics.

Will you be blogging about ALT-C? No

Will ALT-C 2012 be your first ALT conference? No

What topics are on your radar? Badges, peer learning, assessment, MOOCs, costs, scale, OER

In which areas are you knowledgeable? assessment, onlineCommunities, onlineTutoring, podcasting, staffDevelopment, tools, VLEs

16 September 2012

Added David Dunbar (friend)


6 September 2012

Badges, Facebook and eportfolii: Open Learning Badges and Higher Education – Threats and Opportunities -- 281 -- Short (oral) Paper - Here is the presentation. I'll be delivering through Adobe Connect so that my colleagues in the US can join us: Any comments for improvement welcome.

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4 September 2012

Lessons learned on virtual ethnography: Lessons learned on virtual ethnography: Experiences from observing students inside their digital world. -- 170 -- Hybrid

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PechaKucha Session 3: Sustaining eLearning Innovations: Why funded projects are set up to fail -- 106

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Pilot Mentality: Pilot Mentality -- 185 -- Symposium

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Pilot Mentality: Pilot Mentality -- 185 -- Symposium

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Added James Clay (want-to-meet), Steve Wheeler (friend), Dai Griffiths (friend), Dai Griffiths (want-to-meet), and Seb Schmoller (want-to-meet)


Brian's Network

David Dunbar
David Dunbar (mutual) friend
Seb Schmoller
Seb Schmoller (mutual) want-to-meet
Dai Griffiths
Dai Griffiths (mutual) friend, want-to-meet
Steve Wheeler
Steve Wheeler friend
James Clay
James Clay want-to-meet


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