Dr Cornelia Connolly

B.Eng., M.Eng., PhD, MBA

Contact Details

Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer
Education Building, Nuns Island,
University of Galway
E: cornelia.connolly@universityofgalway.ie
Tw: @corneliathinks https://www.linkedin.com/in/cornelia-connolly/
 
researcher
 

Biography

Cornelia is an Associate Professor at the School of Education where she leads on Computer Science Education. Cornelia's teaching and research combines industry-inspired practices with computing and digital technologies to create engaging learning experiences, understand human learning and knowledge transfer to facilitate behavioural change in a variety of contexts (Learning Engineering Research Group)

Dr Connolly was awarded the University of Galway Team Award for Research (2022), the national Lero Director Prize for Research (2021), and a Deans Award in recognition for her leadership at international, national and university level of Computer Science Education (2020). She was awarded the 2022-2023 President's Award for Teaching Excellence and the College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies Award.
Cornelia is a Fellow and Member of the Executive of the International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE), a Funded Investigator of Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Software, and a Senior Researcher with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre.

Invited to give keynote lectures in the USA and Europe, Cornelia has achieved significant funding success with awards from Horizon 2020, SFI and industry. She has published extensively in leading international journals and a member of the ACM Transactions on Computing Education and International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology editorial boards.

Cornelia is a Visiting Fellow at Yale University for 2023. 

In addition to a Ph.D. in pedagogical innovation, she holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Computer Engineering and Masters in Engineering (Hons.) by research in telecommunications and wireless networking, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). 
Her prior experience in industry, as a computer engineer and management consultant informs her research. Cornelia co-founded and was Director of a University spin-out company, which developed a national portal for third level education providers. 

Research:
As her publication record demonstrates her research is multi-disciplinary by nature, drawing from related disciplines of education, computing and technology. 
Dr. Connolly is Principal Investigator on a variety of research projects such as the SFI Funded CodePlus and Rethink Ireland funded Bridging Worlds - Learning Spaces for New Times
Cornelia was Chair of the CSforALL Ireland Summit the inaugural Irish summit on Computer Science education and co-Chair of the ISDDE 2018 conference hosted at the University of Galway. 

Teaching:
Dr. Connolly was Programme Director (Education) for the BA Mathematics and Education programme, the concurrent specialist Mathematics and Applied Mathematics teacher education degree. She designed, led and implemented the BA Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies) programme, the first teacher education programme for Computer Science education in Ireland. Dr. Connolly she teaches on both programmes.

Research Interests

Cornelia's teaching and research combines industry-inspired practices with computing and digital technologies to create engaging learning experiences, understand human learning and knowledge transfer to facilitate behavioural change in a variety of contexts.

Recent Research Projects:
Immersive Empathy
Funded by: Science Foundation Ireland Discovery Programme
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

HomeHealth
Funded by: Cisco and Cúram 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Work-package lead

ParticipAge (Supporting community participation and social inclusion of Ageing People with Intellectual Disabilities)
Funded by: European Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation: Erasmus+ KA2
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

CodePlus
Funded by: Science Foundation Ireland Discovery Programme
The focus of CodePlus is on addressing the gender imbalance in the field by engaging female students in CS activities in order to help make more informed choices about studying CS courses and pursuing careers in the field. 
https://www.codeplusireland.ie/
Role: Principal Investigator

Primary, Junior Cert and Senior Cycle Coding alignment to CS First
Funded by: Google Education
With LERO colleagues, this project conducted a mapping exercise aligning the Google CS First content to the Irish Curriculum. The team mapped the Google CS First programme to the respective curriculum specifications (primary curriculum, Junior Cycle short course on coding and Leaving Certificate Computer Science), aligning learning outcomes and strands of each specification.
Role: Principal Investigator 

Citizen Developers through Creative Play
Funded by: Microsoft Ireland
In this project, a collaboration with Microsoft, and School of Business & Economics, we aim to provide support to and evaluate how teachers embrace and explore citizen development and low-code and no-code integration.   
Role: Principal Investigator

Schooling at Home - Bridging Worlds, 
Funded by: Rethink Ireland
The project bridges that gap between learning in formal learning and non-formal contexts. 
https://www.universityofgalway.ie/education/research/educationcultureandsociety/bridgingworlds/
Role: Principal Investigator

Spaceship Earth
Funded by: Science Foundation Ireland Discovery Programme
The project aim was to bring space and STEM to schools in Galway, Limerick and Kerry involving over 300 children, the Space balloon launched June 2021. 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

CSFORALL
Funded by: Google Education
I organized the Computer Science For All (CSforALL) Ireland national event bring  CS Educationalists and Researchers together. 
https://sites.google.com/view/csforallirelandsummit/home
 
Role: Principal Investigator

Building a Research Infrastructure for School Teachers (BRIST)
Funded by: European Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation: Erasmus+ KA2
This project aims to articulate translational research amongst teachers and teacher educators. 
https://www.4teacheresearch.org/ 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Designing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies (DEIMP)
Funded by: European Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation:  Erasmus+ KA2
This project advocates an innovative, developmental approach to widen the spread and reach of the design and evaluation of innovative mobile pedagogies. 
http://www.deimpeu.com/ 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

CS Educator PD Grant
Funded by: Google Education
The aim of this Computer Science Professional Development (CS PD) programme is to develop mathematics teachers and pre-service teachers in the field of computer science education, who will recognise the value of and remain committed to continued professional development throughout their careers. 
http://www.nuigalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/arts-social-sciences-and-celtic-studies/education/research/linktoprojects/googleeducatorgrantcomputerscienceprofessionaldevelopment/  
Role: Principal Investigator

T-REX (Teachers Research Exchange) 
Funded by: National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
University of Galway co-lead on this national initiative, leading on research dissemination, developing a Research Sharing course and hosting an Education Design Research week.
www.t-rex.ie
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Creative Coding or Maths Makers
Funded by: Google Education 
A project integrating mathematical and computer programming concepts, with a specific focus on promoting STEM amongst student teachers. 
 http://www.nuigalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/arts-social-sciences-and-celtic-studies/education/research/linktoprojects/googlecreativecodingformathsmakersproject/  
Role: Principal Investigator
 

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Dr. Colette Kirwan Review of Capacity of and Access to Computer Science Education in Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Ryan Dennis Capacity of and Access to Computer Science Education in Ireland Postdoctoral researcher
Dr. Sally McHugh Citizen Development Postdoctoral researcher
Leon Donnellan Bridging Worlds Research Assistant and Learning Technologist
Foróige Bridging Worlds Research Assistant x 2
Dr Connie O'Regan Bridging Worlds Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Sally McHugh SFI CodePlus Postdoctoral Researcher

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2023) 'A Case Study Investigating an Appropriate Age and Plugged or Unplugged Approach for Programming at Primary School'
Hijón-Neira, R., Connolly, C., Pérez-Marin, D. and Pizarro, C. (2023) 'A Case Study Investigating an Appropriate Age and Plugged or Unplugged Approach for Programming at Primary School'. Recent Trends in Programming Languages, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2023) 'Hybrid Pedagogies: Nurturing teaching presence in multi-modal learning spaces'
O'Ceallaigh T, Connolly, C. and O Brien E. (2023) 'Hybrid Pedagogies: Nurturing teaching presence in multi-modal learning spaces'. Routledge Open Research, 2 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2023) 'Recommendation model with Artificial Intelligence for Computational Thinking improvement of Secondary Education students'
Hijón-Neira, R., Connolly, C., Pizarro-Romero, C., Pérez-Marín, D. (2023) 'Recommendation model with Artificial Intelligence for Computational Thinking improvement of Secondary Education students'. MDPI Electronics, 12 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2022) 'New Actors and New Learning Spaces for New Times - A Framework for Schooling that extends beyond the School'
Connolly, C., Murray, C., Brady, B., MacRuairc, G. and Dolan P. (2022) 'New Actors and New Learning Spaces for New Times - A Framework for Schooling that extends beyond the School'. Learning Environments Research Journal, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Developing innovation competences in schools. A practical perspective'
Fazlagi¿, J., Kaczmarek, M., & Connolly, C. (2022) 'Developing innovation competences in schools. A practical perspective'. e-mentor, 4 (96) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Can Gamification Help in Increasing Motivation, Engagement, and Satisfaction? A gamified experience in teaching CS to students from other disciplines'
García-Iruela, M., Hijón-Neira, R. and Connolly, C. (2022) 'Can Gamification Help in Increasing Motivation, Engagement, and Satisfaction? A gamified experience in teaching CS to students from other disciplines'. Education in the Knowledge Society (EKS) Journal, 23 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Avatar-based Virtual Reality and the Associated Gender Stereotypes in a University Environment'
Pröbster , M., Velert Soto. M., Connolly., C. and Marsden, N. (2022) 'Avatar-based Virtual Reality and the Associated Gender Stereotypes in a University Environment'. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Journal, :11-24 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Building Back Better ¿ Using an ecological lens to argue for strengthening mesosystemic connections for young people in a post pandemic world'
O¿Regan, C., Brady, B., and Connolly, C. (2022) 'Building Back Better ¿ Using an ecological lens to argue for strengthening mesosystemic connections for young people in a post pandemic world'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'The trajectory of computer science education policy in Ireland: A document analysis narrative'
Connolly, C., Rowan Byrne, J. and Oldham, E. (2022) 'The trajectory of computer science education policy in Ireland: A document analysis narrative'. European Journal of Education, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'PACE-IT: Designing blended learning for accounting education in the challenging context of a global pandemic'
Kelly, O., Hall, T. and Connolly, C. (2022) 'PACE-IT: Designing blended learning for accounting education in the challenging context of a global pandemic'. Accounting Education: An International Journal, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Conceptualising translational research in schools: A systematic literature review'
Jones, S., Hall, T., Procter, R., Connolly, C. and Fazlagi¿, J. (2022) 'Conceptualising translational research in schools: A systematic literature review'. International Journal of Educational Research, 14 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Exploring Trans-generational and Trans-institutional Learning: Educational Action Research Possibilities in a Virtual Environment'
Sullivan, B., McDonagh, C., Connolly, C., Glenn, M. and Roche, M. (2022) 'Exploring Trans-generational and Trans-institutional Learning: Educational Action Research Possibilities in a Virtual Environment'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Introduction to the Special Issue on Computer Science Education'
Connolly, C. and Hall, T. (2022) 'Introduction to the Special Issue on Computer Science Education'. Techtrends, :1-2 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Exploring Human Resource Management Practices in University Initial Teacher Education, An Analytical Framework'
Connolly, C. (2022) 'Exploring Human Resource Management Practices in University Initial Teacher Education, An Analytical Framework'. Journal of Education Human Resources, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Teaching about curriculum and assessment through inquiry and problem-based learning methodologies: an initial teacher education cross-institutional study'
Connolly, C., Logue, P. and Calderón, A. (2022) 'Teaching about curriculum and assessment through inquiry and problem-based learning methodologies: an initial teacher education cross-institutional study'. Irish Educational Studies, :1-18 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'New frontiers of education using humanoid robots - a case study of patient centred innovation in digital health education'
Connolly, C., Walsh, J.C., Worlikar, H., Ryan, L., Murray, A., O'Connor, S., Kelly, J., Coleman, S., Vyas Vadhira, V., Newell, E., O'Keeffe, D.T. (2022) 'New frontiers of education using humanoid robots - a case study of patient centred innovation in digital health education'. Irish Educational Studies, 41 (1):107-115 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'An Action Learning Approach to Mathematics Pedagogy in the light of the Cognitional Theory of Bernard Lonergan'
Connolly, C. and Cosgrove, T. (2021) 'An Action Learning Approach to Mathematics Pedagogy in the light of the Cognitional Theory of Bernard Lonergan'. Action Learning: Research and Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Is it feasible to use a humanoid robot to promote hand hygiene adherence in a hospital setting?'
Worlikar, H., Vyas Vadhiraj, V., Murray, A., O¿Connell, J., Connolly, C., Walsh, J.C., O¿Keeffe D.T. (2021) 'Is it feasible to use a humanoid robot to promote hand hygiene adherence in a hospital setting?'. Infection Prevention in Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Diving Deep into Numeracy, Cross Curricular Professional Development'
Connolly, C., Carr, E. and Knox, S. (2021) 'Diving Deep into Numeracy, Cross Curricular Professional Development'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Teacher agency and learner agency in teaching and learning a new school subject, Leaving Certificate Computer Science, in Ireland: Considerations for teacher education'
Scanlon, D. and Connolly, C. (2021) 'Teacher agency and learner agency in teaching and learning a new school subject, Leaving Certificate Computer Science, in Ireland: Considerations for teacher education'. Computers & Education, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'A Guided Scratch Visual Execution Environment to Introduce Programming Concepts to CS1 Students'
Hijón-Neira, R.; Connolly, C.; Palacios-Alonso, D.; Borrás-Gené, O. (2021) 'A Guided Scratch Visual Execution Environment to Introduce Programming Concepts to CS1 Students'. MDPI Information, 12 (8) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'An investigation of emergency virtual observation (EVO) in initial teacher education, in Australia and Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic'
Ó Grádaigh, S., Connolly, C., Mac Mahon, B., Agnew, A., & Poole, W. (2021) 'An investigation of emergency virtual observation (EVO) in initial teacher education, in Australia and Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Analysis of Three Methodological Approaches in the Use of Gamification in Vocational Training'
Garcia-Iruela, M.; Hijón-Neira, R.; Connolly, C. (2021) 'Analysis of Three Methodological Approaches in the Use of Gamification in Vocational Training'. MDPI Information, 12 (8):300-312 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Developing and Assessing Computational Thinking in Secondary Education using a TPACK Guided Scratch Visual Execution Environment'
Hijón Neira, R.,García-Iruela, M., Connolly, C. (2021) 'Developing and Assessing Computational Thinking in Secondary Education using a TPACK Guided Scratch Visual Execution Environment'. International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools (IJCSES), 4 (4):3-23 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'A fusion of research-informed teaching and teaching-informed research: Designing a scalable online ecosystem for new partnerships in educational research'
Connolly, C., Hall, T., Ryan, M., McMahon, J., McGann, M., & Egan, A. (2021) 'A fusion of research-informed teaching and teaching-informed research: Designing a scalable online ecosystem for new partnerships in educational research'. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 37 (1):82-95 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Mobile Learning to Support Computational Thinking in Initial Teacher Education: A Case Study'
Connolly, C., Hijón-Neira, R., Ó Grádaigh, S. (2021) 'Mobile Learning to Support Computational Thinking in Initial Teacher Education: A Case Study'. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 13 (1):49-62 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Reconceptualising relatedness in education in 'distanced' times'
Murray, C.; Heinz, M.; Munday, I; Keane, E.; Flynn, N.; Connolly, C.; Hall, T.; MacRuairc, G. (2020) 'Reconceptualising relatedness in education in 'distanced' times'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Designing for emergency remote blended and online education: a response to Bennett et al. (2017)'
Connolly, C. and Hall, T. (2020) 'Designing for emergency remote blended and online education: a response to Bennett et al. (2017)'. Educational Technology Research & Development, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Education in precarious times: a comparative study across six countries to identify design priorities for mobile learning in a pandemic'
Hall, T;Connolly, C;Gradaigh, SO;Burden, K;Kearney, M;Schuck, S;Bottema, J;Cazemier, G;Hustinx, W;Evens, M;Koenraad, T;Makridou, E;Kosmas, P (2020) 'Education in precarious times: a comparative study across six countries to identify design priorities for mobile learning in a pandemic'. Information and Learning Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'The Effects of a Visual Execution Environment and Makey Makey on Primary School Children Learning Introductory Programming Concepts'
Hijón-Neira, R., Pérez-Marin, D., Pizarro, C., and Connolly, C. (2020) 'The Effects of a Visual Execution Environment and Makey Makey on Primary School Children Learning Introductory Programming Concepts'. Ieee Access, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Pre-service Teacher Perceptions in Integrating Maker-Centered Learning in their Mathematics and Education Initial Teacher Education Programme'
Connolly, C., O'Gorman, S., Hall, T., Hijón-Neira, R. (2020) 'Pre-service Teacher Perceptions in Integrating Maker-Centered Learning in their Mathematics and Education Initial Teacher Education Programme'. Universitas Tarraconensis. Journal of Education Sciences, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'Mobile Learning in Teacher Education'
Hall, T;Connolly, C (2019) 'Mobile Learning in Teacher Education'. Techtrends, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Lay Theories Regarding Computer-Mediated Communication in Remote Collaboration'
Parke, K;Marsden, N;Connolly, C (2017) 'Lay Theories Regarding Computer-Mediated Communication in Remote Collaboration'. Open Praxis, 9 :17-30 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Constructivism in Computer Mediated Communication–Digital Learning, a Software Engineering Module'
Connolly, C., Marsden, N. (2016) 'Constructivism in Computer Mediated Communication–Digital Learning, a Software Engineering Module'. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, 17 (2) [Details]
(2015) 'The Pedagogical Application of Alternate Reality Games: Using Game-Based Learning to Revisit History'
Lynch, R;Mallon, B;Connolly, C (2015) 'The Pedagogical Application of Alternate Reality Games: Using Game-Based Learning to Revisit History'. International Journal Of Game-Based Learning, 5 :18-38 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Programming Anxiety Amongst Computing Students-A Key in the Retention Debate?'
Connolly, C; Murphy, E; Moore, S (2009) 'Programming Anxiety Amongst Computing Students-A Key in the Retention Debate?'. Ieee Transactions On Education, 52 :52-56 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'An Intervention Strategy for Undergraduate Computer Programming Students to Alleviate Programming Anxiety'
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S. (2007) 'An Intervention Strategy for Undergraduate Computer Programming Students to Alleviate Programming Anxiety'. Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems, 21 (3):30-38 [Details]
(2002) 'Scanning our past from Ireland - The transatlantic cable - An Irish perspective'
Connolly, C (2002) 'Scanning our past from Ireland - The transatlantic cable - An Irish perspective'. Proceedings Of The Ieee, 90 :623-625 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2010) The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook (Open Up Study Skills).
Moore, S., Neville, C., Murphy, M. and Connolly, C. (2010) The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook (Open Up Study Skills). London: Open University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2022) 'A Third Space: Infusing Open Educational Resources (OER) with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)'
Reale, J., O¿Brien, E., Ceallaigh, T.J.Ó. & Connolly, C. (2022) 'A Third Space: Infusing Open Educational Resources (OER) with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)' In: Inclusive Digital Education. Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations. Cham: Springer. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Supporting Research Informed Teaching using a Mobile Application'
Connolly, C., Jones, S., Hall, T., & Procter, R. (2022) 'Supporting Research Informed Teaching using a Mobile Application' In: A Retrospective of Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Bridging Worlds Building a bridge for our educational ecosystem and linking formal and non-formal learning'
Connolly, C., Haslam, S., Campbell, S., Brady, B., O¿Regan, C., Dolan, P. and MacRuairc, G. (2021) 'Bridging Worlds Building a bridge for our educational ecosystem and linking formal and non-formal learning' In: Education Matters, Irelands Yearbook of Education. Dublin: NUI Education Matters. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'T-REX (Teachers’ Research Exchange): Infrastructuring Teacher Researcher Collaboration Through an Open Educational Ecosystem'
Hall T., Ryan M., McMahon J., McGann M., Egan A., Connolly C. (2021) 'T-REX (Teachers’ Research Exchange): Infrastructuring Teacher Researcher Collaboration Through an Open Educational Ecosystem' In: Handbook for Online Learning Contexts: Digital, Mobile and Open, Policy and Practice. :309-325 Springer International Publishing: Springer Education. [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Narrating the Learning Ecosystem: Knowledge, Environment and Relationships for Participatory and Principled Design of Educational Technology for Childhood and Youth'
Hall T., Connolly, C., Mac Ruairc, G., McHugh, S., Wade, A., Flanagan, E., Flynn, P. (2021) 'Narrating the Learning Ecosystem: Knowledge, Environment and Relationships for Participatory and Principled Design of Educational Technology for Childhood and Youth' In: Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People. Studies in Childhood and Youth. :257-280 Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Research Informed Teaching in a Global Pandemic: Opening up Schools to Research'
Connolly, C., Hall, T., Jones, S. & Procter R. (2020) 'Research Informed Teaching in a Global Pandemic: Opening up Schools to Research' In: Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field. :609-614 USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'Online Teaching, Emotions and Emoticons in Computer-Mediated Communication'
Connolly C., Parihar M.S., Marsden N. (2019) 'Online Teaching, Emotions and Emoticons in Computer-Mediated Communication' In: Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies. US: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Computational Fluency for our Future'
Connolly, C. (2018) 'Computational Fluency for our Future' In: Irelands Yearbook of Education. :361-364 Dublin: NUI Education Matters. [Details]
(2008) 'Learning Computer Programming, Pedagogical Understanding and the Role of Anxiety'
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S (2008) 'Learning Computer Programming, Pedagogical Understanding and the Role of Anxiety' In: Innovations 2008 – Special Edition, World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research. :199-210 VA: VA: Begell House. [Details]
(2006) 'A Strategy to Lessen Computer Anxiety and Thereby Impact Student Retention Rates on Computing Courses'
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S (2006) 'A Strategy to Lessen Computer Anxiety and Thereby Impact Student Retention Rates on Computing Courses' In: Innovations 2006, World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research. :63-75 VA, USA: Begell House Publishing. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2022) ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Yadav, A., Connolly, C., Berges, M., Chytas, C., Franklin, C., Hijón-Neira, R., leftwich, A., Marguliex, L., Macann, V. & Warner, J. R. (2022) Models for Computer Science Teacher Preparation: Developing Teacher Knowledge ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education , pp.568-569 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Kirwan, C., & Connolly, C. (2022) Computer Science Education in Ireland: Capacity, Access and Participation ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Dublin, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2021
Ó Grádaigh, S., Agnew, A., MacMahon, B., Connolly, C. (2021) An Investigation of Emergency Virtual Observation (EVO) in Initial Teacher Education, in Australia and Ireland during the COVID-19 Pandemic Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2021 [Details]
(2021) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2021
Connolly, C., McDonagh, C., Roche, M., Sullivan, B., Glenn, M. (2021) A living theory of transgenerational and trans-institutional learning - researching possibilities in a virtual environment Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2021 [Details]
(2020) Constructionism 2020
King, J. and Connolly, C. (2020) A Foucauldian perspective on Computational Thinking and Initial Teacher Education Constructionism 2020 , pp.61-62 [Details]
(2020) Constructionism 2020
O'Callaghan, G., Connolly, C. (2020) Constructing Creativity in Computer Science Pre-Service Teacher Education Constructionism 2020 , pp.73-74 [Details]
(2020) UKICER '20: United Kingdom & Ireland Computing Education Research conference
O'Callaghan, G., Connolly, C. (2020) Developing Creativity in Computer Science Initial Teacher Education through Design Thinking UKICER '20: United Kingdom & Ireland Computing Education Research conference Glasgow, , pp.45-50 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Szabo, C., Falkner, N., Petersen, A., Bort, H., Connolly, C., Cunningham, K., ... & Sheard, J. (2019) A Periodic Table of Computing Education Learning Theories 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education , pp.269-270 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) Gender. Knowledge. Computer Science. Network on Research Transfer of interdisciplinary knowledge on Gender and Computer Science (GEWINN)
Agafonova, A., Connolly, C., Marsden, N., (2018) Sexism in Remote Collaboration in Student Teams Gender. Knowledge. Computer Science. Network on Research Transfer of interdisciplinary knowledge on Gender and Computer Science (GEWINN) [Details]
(2018) Computer Science at Post Primary in Ireland Specification Design and Key Skills Integration
Connolly, C,Muhling, A,Cutts, Q (2018) WIPSCE'18: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH WORKSHOP IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COMPUTING EDUCATION Computer Science at Post Primary in Ireland Specification Design and Key Skills Integration , pp.3-4 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Ó Grádaigh, S., Connolly, C., & Hall, T. (2018) Everyone can/should code . . . but can/should everyone teach code? A Swift approach to exploring this question for CS education in Ireland Educational Studies Association of Ireland University College Dublin, , 05-APR-18 - 07-APR-18 , pp.72-73 [Details]
(2018) Sexism in Remote Collaboration in Student Teams
Agafonova, A,Connolly, C,Marsden, N, (2018) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH CONFERENCE ON GENDER & IT (GENDERIT '18) Sexism in Remote Collaboration in Student Teams , pp.183-189 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 2018 10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games)
R Lynch, B Mallon, C Connolly (2018) Assessment in Serious Alternate Reality Games 2018 10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games) [Details]
(2018) Science and Mathematics Education Conference
Connolly, C., Cosgrove, T., Hall, T. (2018) A Cognitional Theory for Mathematics Methodology on an Initial Teacher Education Programme Science and Mathematics Education Conference Dublin City University, [Details]
(2017) EdTEch 2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity
Connolly, C., Walshe, A. (2017) Opportunities for the Key Skills of Senior Cycle within a new Computer Science specification EdTEch 2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity [Details]
(2017) World Conference on Computers in Education 2017
Connolly, C., Parihar, M.S., Marsden, N. (2017) Online Teaching and Communication: Emotions in Computer Mediated Communication World Conference on Computers in Education 2017 [Details]
(2016) Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University
Connolly, C. and Marsden, N. (2016) Constructivism in a Computer Mediated Communication Software Engineering Project Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University [Details]
(2016) Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI)
O’Brien, R., Connolly, C., Kearney, D. (2016) Music for Children: A Critical Analysis of Practice and Process Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI) Limerick, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) 45th International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA)
Lynch R, Mallon B, Connolly C. (2014) Revisiting History: Lessons from Plunkett’s Pages, A Case Study of the 1916 Easter Rising Alternative Reality Game 45th International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA) [Details]
(2014) 4th Annual Irish Game Based Learning (iGBL) Symposium
Lynch R, Mallon B, Connolly C. (2014) Investigating the value of Alternate Reality Games as a Game Based Learning tool: an examination of Plunkett’s Pages, the 1916 Easter Rising ARG 4th Annual Irish Game Based Learning (iGBL) Symposium Cork, [Details]
(2013) Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI)
Lynch R, Mallon B, Connolly C. (2013) Designing, Playing And Assessing Plunkett’s Pages: A Case Study Of The 1916 Alternate Reality Game Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) [Details]
(2013) 3rd Annual Irish Game Based Learning (iGBL) Symposium
Lynch R, Mallon B, Connolly C. (2013) Blurring Fact And Fiction In The Present And In The Past: Converging History With Digital Storytelling To Engage Students In Easter 1916 3rd Annual Irish Game Based Learning (iGBL) Symposium Dublin, [Details]
(2011) Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning
Marsden N, Connolly C. (2011) Pedagogical Patterns for Computer-Mediated Communication Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning [Details]
(2010) IEEE Transforming Engineering Education: Creating Interdisciplinary Skills for Global Environments
Connolly, C., Gubbins C., Murphy, E. (2010) Non-Cognitive Influences on Trainee Learning within the Manufacturing Industry IEEE Transforming Engineering Education: Creating Interdisciplinary Skills for Global Environments Dublin, , pp.1-6 [Details]
(2010) Eleventh International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe
C Gubbins, E Murphy, M Cooke, T Garavan, C Connolly (2010) The nature of manufacturing task Competences and the impact on learning effectiveness and Workplace performance Eleventh International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe [Details]
(2010) EduLearn 2010
Connolly C, Glynn M, Thorn R, Murphy E. (2010) A Technology for Flexible Learning Provision at the Institutes of Technology, Ireland EduLearn 2010 [Details]
(2009) Irish Learning Technology Association EdTech2009 Conference
Connolly, C., Thorn, R., Glynn, M., Cleary, B., Murphy, E. (2009) Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience at Higher Education – The IOTI Flexible Learning Portal Irish Learning Technology Association EdTech2009 Conference National College of Ireland, Dublin, [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2007
Connolly, C., Murphy, E. and Moore, S. (2007) Second Chance Learners, Supporting Adults Learning Computer Programming Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2007 Coimbra, Portugal, [Details]
(2006) 7th Annual Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information Computer Science Conference
Connolly, C., Murphy, E. and Moore, S. (2006) A Contextualised Social Learning Program to Assist Undergraduate Computing Students 7th Annual Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information Computer Science Conference Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2006
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S. (2006) The Application Of APOS Theory In Teaching Computing In Higher Education Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2006 San Juan, Puerto Rico, [Details]
(2006) The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support and Student Learning Conference
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S (2006) A Study Of The Prevalence Of Computer Anxiety Amongst Undergraduate Computing Students The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support and Student Learning Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2006) Irish Learning Technology Association EdTech2006 Conference
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S. (2006) An Innovative Approach To Improving Problem Solving Skills Among Computing Students Irish Learning Technology Association EdTech2006 Conference Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland, [Details]
(2005) Frontiers in Education, 2005. FIE '05. Proceedings 35th Annual Conference
C. Connolly, E. Murphy (2005) Retention initiatives for ICT based courses Frontiers in Education, 2005. FIE '05. Proceedings 35th Annual Conference [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 10th DOSME Annual Conference, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S (2005) Should We Be Focusing On Retention Of Computing Students At Third Level, Rather Than Recruitment? 10th DOSME Annual Conference, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2005
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S. (2005) Increasing the Number of Female Students and Participation in Engineering Courses Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2005 Gliwice, Poland, [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2005
Connolly, C., Murphy, E., Moore, S. (2005) Increasing Retention Rates and Student Participation on Computer Engineering Courses Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2005 Gliwice, Poland, [Details]
(2002) Annual Conference on Information Technology and Telecommunications
Connolly, C., McGrath, S. (2002) An Overview of Wireless LAN Architecture at Layer 2 Annual Conference on Information Technology and Telecommunications Waterford, Ireland, [Details]
(2001) Irish Signals and Systems Conference
Connolly, C., McGrath, S.. Skehill, R., Nelson, R. (2001) Supporting QoS for IP in HiperLAN/2 Irish Signals and Systems Conference NUI Maynooth, Ireland, [Details]
(2001) World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 2001
Connolly, C. and McGrath, S. (2001) IP Quality of Service and HiperLAN/2 DLC World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 2001 Florida, USA, [Details]
(2001) The 5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 2001
Connolly, C. and McGrath, S. (2001) IP Quality of Service and HiperLAN/2 DLC The 5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 2001 Florida, USA, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2023) Capacity for, Access to, and Participation in Computer Science Education in Ireland.
Connolly, C. and Kirwan, C. (2023) Capacity for, Access to, and Participation in Computer Science Education in Ireland. University of Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) Teacher Perspectives on Citizen Development.
McHugh, S., Carroll, N., and Connolly, C. (2022) Teacher Perspectives on Citizen Development. Microsoft, Dublin. [Details]
(2022) Droid Audio Visual Educator- Diabetes Nutrition (DAVE-DN) Randomized Controlled Trial.
O¿Connor, S. Shi Qi Ong, J.B., Way Wern Lim, B., Coleman, S., Worlikar, H., Walsh, J., Simpkin, A., Connolly, C., McGarel, S., O¿ Keeffe, D. (2022) Droid Audio Visual Educator- Diabetes Nutrition (DAVE-DN) Randomized Controlled Trial. American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, USA. [Details]
(2022) A Review of International Models of Computer Science Teacher Education.
Yadav, A., Connolly, C., Berges, M., Chytas, C., Franklin, C., Hijón-Neira, R., Leftwich A., Marguliex L., Macann V., & Warner, J. R. (2022) A Review of International Models of Computer Science Teacher Education. ACM, ITiCSE-WGR '22. [DOI] [Details]
(2021) Bridging worlds: New learning spaces for new times: Supplemental Report.
O¿Regan, C., Brady, B., Connolly, C. (2021) Bridging worlds: New learning spaces for new times: Supplemental Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2020) Diving Deep into Numeracy, Reflections by Teachers on Professional Development Project.
Connolly, C., Carr, E. and Knox, S. ( (2020) Diving Deep into Numeracy, Reflections by Teachers on Professional Development Project. PDST Numeracy team, Dublin. [Details]
(2021) Bridging worlds: New learning spaces for new times: Evaluation Report.
O¿Regan, C., Brady, B., Connolly, C. (2021) Bridging worlds: New learning spaces for new times: Evaluation Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre,NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) Foundations for Esports Curricula in Higher Education.
Scott, M. J., Summerley, R., Besombes, N., Connolly, C., Gawrysiak, J., Halevi, T., Jenny, S., Miljanovic, M., Stange, M., Taipalus, T., & Williams, J. P. (2021) Foundations for Esports Curricula in Higher Education. ACM, ACM. [DOI] [Details]
(2020) ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE ’20).
Petre, M., Sanders, K.; McCartney, R.; Ahmadzadeh, M.; Connolly, C.; Hamouda, S.; Harrington, B.; Lumbroso, J,; Maguire, J.; Malmi, L.; McGill, M. and Vahrenhold, J. (2020) ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE ’20). ACM, ACM. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) Diving Deep into Numeracy, Reflections by Teachers on their Professional Development Project.
Connolly, C., Carr, E., Knox, S. (2019) Diving Deep into Numeracy, Reflections by Teachers on their Professional Development Project. PDST Numeracy team, scoilnet.ie. [Details]
(2001) HiperLAN/2 DLC Layer Design and Implementation for QoS in IP.
IST-1999-11719 HARMONICS Deliverable D412 (2001) HiperLAN/2 DLC Layer Design and Implementation for QoS in IP. . [Details]
(2000) HiperLAN/2 Specifications and Requirements for QoS enabled IP, including Interfaces.
IST-1999-11719 HARMONICS Deliverable D411 (2000) HiperLAN/2 Specifications and Requirements for QoS enabled IP, including Interfaces. IST-1999-11719 HARMONICS Deliverable D411, EU. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2022) Computer Science Education.
Connolly, C. and Hall, T. (2022) Computer Science Education. TechTrends, Springer Editorial [DOI] [Details]
(2019) Mobile Learning in Teacher Education.
Hall, T,Connolly, C (2019) Mobile Learning in Teacher Education. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2023) Innovating the Design of Assessment and Feedback in Teacher Education.
Connolly, C. and Ceallaigh, T.J. (Eds.) (Ed.). (2023) Innovating the Design of Assessment and Feedback in Teacher Education Innovating the Design of Assessment and Feedback in Teacher Education. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019) Contemporary research in Irish education: Volume 6: Book of abstracts of the 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar.
Keane, E., Mac Ruairc, G., Connolly, C. and Hall, T (Ed.). (2019) Contemporary research in Irish education: Volume 6: Book of abstracts of the 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar Contemporary research in Irish education: Volume 6: Book of abstracts of the 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar. NUI Galway: School of Education. [Details]
(2018) Contemporary Research in Irish Education: Volume 5: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar.
Connolly, C., Hall, T. & MacRuairc, G (Ed.). (2018) Contemporary Research in Irish Education: Volume 5: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar Contemporary Research in Irish Education: Volume 5: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar. NUI Galway: School of Education. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2023) 'Education Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Mathematics Classroom'
O'Murchú, C. and Connolly, C. (2023) 'Education Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Mathematics Classroom' Irish Mathematics Teacher Association (IMTA) Newsletter, 121 (1) . [Details]
(2021) 'Numeracy in the Post-Primary Curriculum –Teachers Are Diving Deep!'
Connolly, C., Donnelly, E., Gammell, S., McIntyre, W., Carr, E. and Knox, S. (2021) 'Numeracy in the Post-Primary Curriculum –Teachers Are Diving Deep!' IMTA Newsletter, 119 (1) :20-23. [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Click the Brick - Increasing Opportunities for Learners in Ireland'
Thorn, R., Cleary, B., Connolly, C., Glynn, M. and Murphy, E. (2011) 'Click the Brick - Increasing Opportunities for Learners in Ireland' Engineers Ireland journal, . [Details]
(2018) 'Envisioning New Horizons for Mathematics and Computer Science Education'
Connolly, C. and Hall, T. (2018) 'Envisioning New Horizons for Mathematics and Computer Science Education' IMTA Newsletter, (116) :41-43. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
(2017) Innovations in Learning.
Connolly, C. (2017) Innovations in Learning. http://research.ie/what-we-do/loveirishresearch/blog/innovations-in-learning/: Irish Research Council Blog [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2021) Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Spring Conference: Social Justice, Media and Technology in Teacher Education,
O¿Regan, C., Brady, B., Connolly, C., Murray, C., Flynn, P., Dolan, P. & MacRuairc, G. (2021) Can Digital Education provide an effect bridge between Formal and Non-formal Education? Experiences from Teachers and Youth Workers at the frontline. [Published Abstract], Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Spring Conference: Social Justice, Media and Technology in Teacher Education, Florence, Italy , 01-JAN-21. [Details]
(2020) Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) 2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape,
O'Callaghan G. and Connolly, C. (2020) Creativity in Computer Science Education at Senior Cycle. [Oral Presentation], Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) 2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape, Athlone , 29-FEB-20. [Details]
(2020) Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) 2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape,
King, J. and Connolly, C. (2020) A Philosophical Conversation – Computational Thinking for Pre-Service Teachers. [Oral Presentation], Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) 2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape, Athlone , 29-FEB-20. [Details]
(2019) The Story of Innovation in Teacher Education, MOFET,
Seifert, T., Calderón, A. and Connolly, C. (2019) Construction of Knowledge in a Web 2.0 Environment – Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Story of Innovation in Teacher Education, MOFET, Tel Aviv, Israel , 24-JUN-19 - 26-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019) ECER 2019,
Connolly, C. and Hall, T. (2019) Exploring Educational Infrastructuring as an Approach to Promoting the ‘T’ in STEM Teacher Education. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], ECER 2019, Hamburg, Germany , 03-SEP-19 - 06-SEP-19. [Details]
(2018) Science and Mathematics Education Conference,
Connolly, C., Cosgrove, T., Hall, T. (2018) A Cognitional Theory for Mathematics Methodology on an Initial Teacher Education Programme. [Oral Presentation], Science and Mathematics Education Conference, DCU , 26-JUN-18. [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2019) Comparing conceptions of mathematical and computational thinking cycles.
Connolly, C. (2019) Comparing conceptions of mathematical and computational thinking cycles. Cambridge Mathematics: University of Cambridge Electronic Publication [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
(2020) Leaving Certificate Computer Science Support Framework.
LCCS Support Framework Group (2020) Leaving Certificate Computer Science Support Framework. https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/Senior-Cycle-/leavi: Department of Education Gov. Report or Document [Details]
(2019) A guiding framework for pre-service teachers’ professional digital competence.
Butler, D., Connolly, C., Kilcoyne, A., McGarr, O., Mc Cann, R., Neff, L.B., Tangney, B., Weir, T. (2019) A guiding framework for pre-service teachers’ professional digital competence. Department of Education Gov. Report or Document [Details]
(2017) Computer Science Curriculum Specification.
NCCA (2017) Computer Science Curriculum Specification. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2018) The women who led the way in computer programming.
Connolly, C., Hall, T., & Lenaghan, J. (2018) The women who led the way in computer programming. Dublin: RTÉ Media [Details]
(2017) Innovations in Learning.
Connolly, C. (2017) Innovations in Learning. Media [Details]
(2017) 10 Creative Ways To Teach Maths.
Scahill, M., Connolly, C., McCluskey, A. and Hall, T. (2017) 10 Creative Ways To Teach Maths. https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2017/1112/919496-10-creative-ways-to-teach-maths/: RTE Media [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2017) Student Non-completion on Computing Courses is still an Issue.
Connolly, C. (2017) Student Non-completion on Computing Courses is still an Issue. Irish Tech News Magazine Article [Details]
(2017) Why Computer Science is an essential 21st Century Literacy Skill for all Students.
Connolly, C. (2017) Why Computer Science is an essential 21st Century Literacy Skill for all Students. Irish Tech News Magazine Article [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2022 University of Galway Team Award for Research University of Galway
2021 Lero Director's Prize for Diversity and Inclusion Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software
2020 Deans Award for Research in Computer Science Education College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway
2009 DkIT Future Leaders Award Dundalk Institute of Technology
2018 Fellow, International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE)
2001 IEEE Student Paper Award IEEE

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Educational Research Association (EERA) Network 16 co-convenor 02-FEB-18 /
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Member 01-JAN-19 /
Network for Educational Action Research of Ireland (NEARI) Member 01-JAN-15 /
Association of Teacher Educators of Europe (ATEE) Research and Development Committee Co-Chair 01-APR-19 /
LERO, the SFI Research Centre for Software Funded Investigator 01-SEP-20 /
International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) Fellow and Member of the Executive Steering Committee 02-SEP-18 /
Engineers Ireland (EI) Member 09-SEP-02 /
MBA Association Student member 01-SEP-21 / 06-JUN-22
Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA) Executive Committee Member 02-FEB-18 /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member 02-SEP-17 /
Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Member 02-FEB-18 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2022 University of Galway MBA Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
2021 National University of Ireland, Galway Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice Education
2020 National University of Ireland, Galway Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning Education
2009 University of Limerick PhD Pedagogy, Educational Psychology, Constructivism, Anxiety, Retention
2002 University of Limerick Masters in Engineering by Research Queuing Theory, Mathematics, Telecommunications
2000 University of Limerick Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Honours) Computer Engineering

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Editoral Board
Computers in the Schools Editor
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Editoral Board
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Reviewer
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Editoral Board
Ieee Transactions On Education Reviewer
European Journal Of Teacher Education Editor
British Journal Of Educational Technology Reviewer
Studies In Higher Education Reviewer
Journal For Research In Mathematics Education Reviewer
International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools (IJCSES) Editoral Board
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer
Educational Technology Research and Development Reviewer
AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Editoral Board
Computers And Education Reviewer
Techtrends Editor

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Cillian O Murchu Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Sarah Porcenaluk Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Gemma O'Callaghan Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Annette Cosgrove Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Year 4, Semester 2 Final-Year Symposium ED411 BA in Mathematics and Education
Year 1 Mathematics Methodology ED6118 Professional Master of Education
Year 2 Mathematics Methodology & Skills of Teaching ED295 BA in Mathematics and Education
Year 3, Semester1 Curriculum and Assessment ED302 BA in Mathematics and Education
Year 1, Semester 1 Principles of Second Level Mathematics ED109 BA in Mathematics and Education
Year 1 School Placement ED199 Practical Teaching Programme 1 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Year 3, Semester 2 Research Literacies for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning ED329 BA in Mathematics and Education
Year 2 Mathematics Methodology ED6218 Professional Master of Education
Year 2 School Placement ED292 Professional workshops and Microteaching