Investigating Communities of Practice to enhance STEM learning

How can Communities of Practice exploit UMI technologies to enhance STEM learning?

Different types of reviews and analysis

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91–108. This morning I read a paper suggested by my Supervisor to determine the... Continue Reading →


A Study into using a Virtual Environment and Online Communication Tools to Improve Engagement with STEM Learning

I am proposing to conduct a research study as part of the upcoming UMI Pilots. This study will look to answer the follwoig research question: How do second-level students use an online environment to communicate and collaborate together and solve... Continue Reading →

Review and Validation of Literature Review Analysis – COP Characteristics

Following a meeting with my PhD supervisors two weeks ago, I have spent the last week and a half reviewing the Thematic Analysis of the COP characteristics as part of my latest paper which I am looking to publish. Over... Continue Reading →

UMI Pilots ready for take off!

We are currently busy preparing and planning for our upcoming UMI pilots which will take place in Loreto Secondary School Fermoy, Co. Cork with four classes of transition year students. The pilots will take place over the course of two... Continue Reading →

Work Plan: Nov 28th – Dec 2nd

The following is an outline of the work I plan to complete over the coming week: Tuesday Nov 28th: Re-write the abstract for my paper Edit the skeleton of my paper (V3) following comments made yesterday Write the "procedure &... Continue Reading →

Outcomes from Progress Meeting – Monday Nov 27th

Following my latest PhD Progress meeting with Kieran & Trevor this afternoon, the outcomes from the meeting are outlined as follows: I need to describe my study as a multi-phase study in the abstract section of my paper - the... Continue Reading →

Skeleton of Coderdojo Paper – V2

Abstract: This paper will discuss the necessary or essential characteristics that are required to form a Community of Practice and I will investigate how these characteristics materialise in an existing community, using the Coderdojo as the example. I will discuss... Continue Reading →

Tangible Computing Module – Reflection

Module Title: Tangible Computing Venue: B Block, CIT Date: September – October on Mondays @ 12 noon Class: 3rd year Creative Digital Media Students Participation: Mentor to one of the group projects During the first half of the semester of... Continue Reading →

iHCI 2017 – Reflection

Conference Title: iHCI (Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference) Venue: Gerald Manley Hopkins Building @ UCD, Dublin Date: Friday November 17th 2017 Time: 10am – 3.30pm Participation: ‘PhD Madness’ – One minute, one slide presentation describing my PhD On Friday last,... Continue Reading →

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