Dr Adrian O’Connor

Dr Adrian O’Connor

Researcher
University of Limerick
adrian.oconnor@ul.ie
@adrianxoc
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Teaching Interests

  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Design, Technology, and Engineering
  • Subject Pedagogy: Theory in Practice

Research Interests

  • ICT-Supported Learning Environments
  • Technology-Mediated Communication
  • Online, Blended, and Flexible Learning

Education

PhD University of Limerick, 2012 – 2016

B. Tech. (Ed.) University of Limerick, 2008 – 2012

Certificates

2014 – Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills. University of Melbourne. Online Course Authorised through Coursera.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education’, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 1-15.

Book Chapters

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education’, in Ostashewski, N., Howell, J., & Cleveland-Innes, M., eds., Optimizing K-12 education through online and blended learning, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 109-126.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

O’Connor, A., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Cleveland-Innes., M. (2017) ‘Identifying, developing and grading soft skills in higher education: A technological approach’, in Campbell, B., McNutt, L., & Hunter, B., eds., proceedings of the Higher Education in Transformation Symposium, Ontario, Canada, 02-04 Nov, Arrow: Dublin Institute of Technology, (in print).

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘The procedural domain: Evidencing task performance in D&T education’, in de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G., eds., proceedings of the 32nd Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 23-26 Aug, Reston: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 368-377.

Seery, N., & Canty, D., O’Connor, A., Buckley, J., & Doyle, A. (2016) ‘Identifying, developing and grading soft skills in design and technology education: A methodological approach’, in de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G., eds., proceedings of the 32nd Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 23-26 Aug, Reston: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 419-428.

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2015) ‘The experiential domain: Enhancing practice in D&T education’, in Chatoney, M., ed., proceedings of the 29th Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference, Marseille, France, 07-10 Apr, Reston: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 335-342.

Conference Presentations

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘Mobile technology in initial technology teacher education: A means of developing ubiquitous learning’, presented at the International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education, Galway, Ireland, 15-16 Jan.

Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O’Connor, A., & Kelly, M. (2015) ‘The validity of digital badges as a currency for soft skill attainment’, presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick, Ireland, 28-29 May.

Seery, N., O’Connor, A., Canty, D., & Buckley, J. (2015) ‘Digital badges in initial technology teacher education: A method for grading soft skills’, presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick, Ireland, 28-29 May.

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2013) ‘Creating SPACE: Social presence and constructivist education’, presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Cork, Ireland, 30-31 May.

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2013) ‘SWIFT Learning: Social web interaction a framework for teaching & learning’, presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Limerick, Ireland, 21-23 Mar.

Online Publications

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2017) ‘Supporting discourse using technology-mediated communication: The community of inquiry model in second level education’, The Community of Inquiry, 18 May, available: http://www.thecommunityofinquiry.org/project1 [accessed 18/05/2017].

Online Presentations

Devedzic, V., Jovanovic, J., Seery, N., O’Connor, A., & Hrastinski, S. (2016) ‘The GRASS project: Measuring 21st century learning – Innovative pedagogy and assessment with technology’, presented at the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research Session, 13 Jan, available: http://cider.athabascau.ca/ [accessed 30 Dec 2016].


Academic Awards

2012 – Special Commendation Award for Research in a Final Year Project. Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology, University of Limerick.

2012 – Science and Engineering Summer Research Bursary. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick.