The program for this conference is available via the following link.
AISHE Conference Agenda August 2011

Day 1: Thursday 25th August

9.45am - 11.45am EDIN/AISHE Pre Conference Workshop on Educational Development.

11.00am onwards: Arrival and Registration / Poster setup

12.00pm - 1.00pm: Lunch

1.00pm - 1.15pm: Plenary Welcome Address

President of AISHE: Ms Saranne Magennis

Vice-President for Learning Innovation in DCU: Professor Richard O'Kennedy

1.15pm - 2.00pm: Opening Keynote Address

Professor Tom Collins, President Emeritus of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

2.05pm - 2.45pm: Parallel Session 1

Room HG05 Developing Educators’ Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation (DELILA). Catherine Robertson, Elizabeth Cleaver. 

Room HG 06 The Student Citizen: Learning through work & community engagement Title: Side-by-side and face-to-face: transformations and transitions in undergraduate co-design activity. Christine Kingsley. 

Room HG07 Enabling students with Special Educational Needs to progress to Further and Higher Education: Reality or Myth?. Geraldine Scanlon. 

Room HG 08 Why does the value of interdisciplinarity that lecturers report not transfer to their programmes?. Pam Parker, Susannah Quinsee. 

Room HG 09 Graduate attributes and digital Intelligence a key competency in University Education. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl. 

2.50pm - 3.30pm: Parallel Session 2

Room HG 05 Benchmarking Student Engagement as a Basis for Academic and Curriculum Development. Sylvia Huntley Moore, Aileen Patterson.

Room HG 06 The Academic Framework for Innovation: End-to-End Curriculum Reform. Jean Hughes.

Room HG 07 Process and Product – supporting academic writing in higher education. Alison Farrell, Sharon Tighe-Mooney. 

Room HG 08 Portfolio: Is it a valid and reliable assessment instrument for academic writing skills?. Deirdre McClay. 

Room HG 09 Networking, blogging and alumni stories: Enabling recent graduates to respond positively to the employability challenges they face. Joanna Bailey.

3.30pm - 3.55pm: Coffee / Poster Session

4.00pm - 4.45pm: Keynote Address

Professor Lee Harvey, Copenhagen Business School

4.50pm - 5.30pm: Parallel Session 3

Room HG 05 From technical competence to ‘thinking’ competence: developing a capacity for reflective practice in postgraduate engineers. Carol O'Byrne. 

Room HG 06 The Individual and the Collective: Developing a Community of Learners engaged in doctoral work. Rose Malone.

Room HG 08 Distance Learning for Post-Experience Students. Ellen Fowler. 

Room HG 09 Drug errors in clinical practice: Preparing nursing graduates for the challenge. Joanne Cleary-Holdforth, Therese Leufer.

Room HG 19 Perpetual Identity Constructing, a grounded theory study. Alison Clancy.

6.00pm: AISHE Reception DCU 1838 Lounge

6.30pm: Conference Dinner: DCU 1838 Club

Day 2 - Friday 26th August

9.30am - 10.15am: Keynote Address

Professor Glynis Cousin, University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK.

10.15am - 11.15am: Workshops

Creativity - Creative professionals, creative practice: exploring and building on ideas about creativity. 

Innovative T&L method - Enhancing Learning through usage of Educational Technology.

11.15am - 11.45am: Coffee / Poster Session

11.45am - 12.25pm: Parallel Session 4

Room HG 05 Teaching information literacy skills to Corporate and Aviation Management MBAs. Peter Reilly. 

Room HG 06 Towards the integration of Key Skills into an Undergraduate Curriculum in an Irish Higher Education Institution (HEI). James Mc Cauley. 

Room HG 07 Practitioner research in essential skills: Preparing new tutors for the challenges of practice. Shelley Tracey. 

Room HG 08 Creating a first year experience. Orna Farrell, James Brunton. 

Room HG 19 Sense and Sensibility: Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Problem Design in PBL Initiatives. Michael O'Grady, Gavin Barrett, Terry Barrett, Yvonne Delaney, Nuala Hunt, Thomas Kador, Valerie O'Brien.

12.30pm - 1.10pm: Parallel Session 5

Room HG 05 Practicing what they preach? Academics' views on professional development in teaching and learning. Maria Slowey, Ekaterina Kozina. 

Room HG 06 I teach teaching - transmuting knowledge-in-action into knowledge-of-practice. Rose Dolan.

Room HG 08 Midwifery students' experiences of group work when preparing and presenting a poster. Margaret Dunlea, kathryn Muldoon, Magdalena Ohaja.

Room HG 09 WIMBA – The Story So Far! Introducing Live Virtual Classrooms to Distance Education Programmes. Noeleen O'Keeffe, Elaine Walsh. 

1.10pm - 1.25pm: Conference Close and results of poster competition and poetry competition.

From 1.25pm: Lunch (Eat in or take away).

1.30pm: AISHE Annual General Meeting. 

Poster Displays

Graduate student developed renewable energy research project proposals. Aidan O'Dwyer.

Facilitating Lifelong Learning in Veterinary Nursing. George Mitchell, Pamela GILLICK, Diane Cashman.

Promoting E-Books Usage in DCU. Daniel Seery.

Using YouTube in the Classroom: Does it enhance learning?. Colette Murphy.

Student service learning: measurement of reflex reaction time for road safety education. Aidan O'Dwyer.

Changing of educational approaches with changing of social and economic structures. Olga Nikolaevna Kapelko, Georgii Gennadjevich Malinetsckii . 

What is the best approach in teaching about a foreign country? Reflections on the introduction course to Modern Germany in the German Department, NUI Maynooth. Andreas Dieter Boldt. 











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