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New Job: Research Fellow, Technology Lead at the Learnovate Centre

I am delighted to be the latest addition to the Learnovate team.

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland funded industry-led centre of excellence for innovation and research in technology-enhanced learning. The centre is hosted in Trinity College and includes other academic partners from UCD, WIT and DERI at NUI Galway.

With this new job comes the opportunity for a transition from my maiden surname McCusker to my married surname of McCrory.

Keynote Presentation at the first ‘Computing at School’ Conference in Northern Ireland

I am delighted to announce my participation at the first computing at School Conference in Northern Ireland.

Having retuned from  an intensive two week program through a U.S Embassy EdTech exchange program, I will be delivering the keynote jointly with Gareth McAleese (GoBeserk) and Roisin Crawford (STEM Aware). With a focus on STEM and Educational Technology we will report on our insights and vision for the future of EdTech in Northern Ireland.

The conference will be a mixture of keynote presentations and workshops especially tailored for both primary and post-primary teachers.

For more information visit http://www.stran.ac.uk/media/media,446201,en.pdf or to register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/computing-at-school-conference-northern-ireland-tickets-11440610173

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Accepted Conference Paper

I have recently had  a conference paper “Using Learning Analytics and Learning Styles to Personalise Content in an Adaptive Educational System” accepted for the 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies which will be held in Barcelona – 7th – 9th of July 2014. For more information see http://iated.org/edulearn/ 

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Big Video Challenge

I was just at the launch of the exciting Big Video Challenge which is a creative educational competition for young people, designed to help them develop creative and digital media skills whilst engaging with core subjects in new ways. The challenge is all about students creating videos about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics / (STEM). Open to all schools and youth groups in Northern Ireland. Suitable for Key Stage 2-5. Free workshops are available.  Continue reading

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NMC Horizon Report – 2014 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report  is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program.This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.  Continue reading

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U.S. Professional Exchange Program: EdTech

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded a place on a professional development leadership program in the United States which will look at EdTech: Games, Apps and STEM education.

The program will run January 11 – 25, 2013 and will include meetings in Washington DC, New York, Seattle and Boston with developers and start ups, science and tech organizations, institutions working on STEM outreach, educators, policy makers, researchers and school.

I look forward to a busy (and cold) two weeks gaining knowledge from key people and organisations in the EdTech field.

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