Investigating Communities of Practice to enhance STEM learning

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

PhD Progress Meeting – Oct 24th

Actions following today's progress meetings with Trevor: Continue working on my Coderdojo Paper Look at examples of Meta Review Papers; look at how they are structured and how they present the work Then form a 'skeleton' for my paper -... Continue Reading →


ICL 2017 – Paper Presentation Review

On Thursday last I presented a paper at the ICL (Teaching and Learning in a Digital World) 2017 Conference in Budapest. The paper was called "A Design Framework for Interdisciplinary Communities of Practice towards STEM Learning in 2nd Level Education"... Continue Reading →

Nimbus Centre Creates Prototyping Camp for TY Students

Towards the end of the summer, researchers from the Nimbus Centre conducted a prototyping workshop with a group of forty-seven transition year students. Working in collaboration with CIT Enterprise Camp, a series of session took place over the course of... Continue Reading →

ICL Conference 2017

I will be attending ICL2017 – Teaching and Learning in a Digital World which will be held in Budapest on September 27-29th 2017. I will be presenting a paper on the Thursday afternoon on behalf of my supervisor Kieran Delaney... Continue Reading →

Content-analysis Research

The most recent paper I have read is "Why STEM Learning Communities Work: The Development of Psychosocial Learning Factors Through Social Interaction". STEM learning communities help students to succeed academically and persistence in science disciplines. Learning Communities are organized academic... Continue Reading →

My 6 month plan of action!

As the students return to college this week, I felt it was the perfect time for me to focus my work and develop a six month work plan from September 2017 to February 2018. It prompted me to think about... Continue Reading →

Weekly Work Plan – (week ending September 15th)

Work to be completed this week: Email my current Coderdojo results and findings to Kieran & Trevor for feedback Download and read papers that will completed the related work section for my Coderdojo investgation paper (2 per day this week)... Continue Reading →

ECSCW 2017 – A great success!

ECSCW 2017 finished up last Friday afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience at a conference. It was great to see how it was run and some of the paper sessions were very interesting. I have completed a reflection... Continue Reading →

Poster Presentation – ECSCW Day 3!

Today I am presenting my Poster to the attendees of the ECSCW Conference @ 3pm. There are almost 100 in attendance today so I am hoping to connect with a number of people in this field. A picture of my... Continue Reading →

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