Day 1 Thursday 30th August

9.30am:  Registration opens

10.00am - 10.45am: Welcome Address

Room HG 22

President of AISHE: Helen Guerin.

Opening Keynote Address: Professor Anne Scott, Deputy President and Registrar, Dublin City University.'Responding to change: leading universities in the 21st Century?'

10.45am - 11.40am: Keynote Address: Professor Tara Brabazon, Professor of Creative Media and head of Photography and Creative Media at the University of Bolton. 'Oversharing and Under-reading: How dependency culture destroys learning'.

11.45am - 1.15pm: Parallel Session 1A

Room HG 05

Chair: Alison Clancy

11.45am - 12.15pm: Facebook in an Academic Environment: Advancing Practice from Information-Sharing to Collaboration and Innovation. Orna Ryan, Matt Glowatz.

12.15pm - 12.45pm: Using Clickers in Information Literacy Workshops. Jack Hyland. 

12.45pm - 13.15pm: Investigating the adoption of the virtual learning environment (VLE) for teaching and learning in higher education. Claire McAvinia. 


Parallel Session 1B

Room HG 06

Chair: Linda Carey

11.45am - 12.15pm: Using Narrative Learning to improve the academic performance of at risk first-year students. Una Crowley.

12.15pm - 12.45pm: Exploring the practice of assessment in first year. Suzanne Guerin, Jonathan P McNulty, Michael Staunton.

12.45pm - 13.15pmUnderstanding the relationships between academic literacy, motivation and learning strategies in first year students. Moira Susan Maguire, Ann Everitt Reynolds, Brid Delahunt, Alvin McEvoy. 


Parallel Session 1C

Room HG 07

Chair: Ellen Breen

11.45am - 12.15pm: Societal Resilience: Rethinking Undergraduate Higher Education for a Finite World. Barry McMullin.

12.15pm - 12.45pm: A journey through assessment: From memory recollection to knowledge demonstration. Jennifer Byrne. 

12.45pm - 13.15pm: Vision 2030 – The role of higher education and student centered learning in the changing Arab world. Cathy O'Kelly. 

1.15pm - 2.15pm: Lunch

2.15pm - 2.30pm: Annual General Meeting

2.30pm - 4.00pm: Parallel Session 2A

Room HG 05

Chair: John Dallat

2.30pm - 3.00pm: Evaluating ‘Skills4studycampus’ as an online tool for improving learner study skills: student and lecturer perceptions. Colm Buckley, Brian Mc Gonagle, Deirdre McClay . 

3.00pm - 3.30pm: Using Videoconferencing in Postgraduate Education: Benefits and Challenges. Siobhan Smyth, Catherine Houghton, Adeline Cooney, Dowling Maura, Marcella Kelly, John Kelly, Peter Cantillon.

3.30pm - 4.00pm: Does engaging in learning about reflective practice lead teachers to make changes in their pedagogical practice? - A comparative study. Jennifer Bolger.


2.30pm - 4.00pm: Parallel Session 2B

Room HG 06

Chair: Sylvia Huntley-Moore

2.30pm - 3.00pm:  Introducing Civic Engagement in the Curriculum at GMIT. Carine Gachon.

3.00pm - 3.30pm: An investigation into the use of clickers in the teaching of computer programming. Phil Maguire, Rebecca Maguire.

3.30pm - 4.00pm: Informing literacy research through an exploration of teachers’ and students' attitudes to reading and writing and their experiences of reading and writing interventions. Alison Farrell, Claire Mc Avinia, Paula Mc Kinnarney.


2.30pm - 4.00pm: Parallel Session 2C

Room HG 07

Chair: Saranne Magennis

2.30pm - 3.00pm: Graduates for a Digital Age - Enhancing the first-year experience with digital tools. Brid Lane. 

3.00pm - 3.30pm: Exploration of ‘good practice’ in the provision of higher education to adults within and outside Europe. A case of Russia. Alla Guseva, Ekaterina Kozina.

3.30pm - 4.00pm: Retention in Computer Science: a level 6 experience in an Irish third level institute. Jane Ferris.

4.00pm - 4.30pm: Poster Presentations (Coffee will be available).

Capstone Modules at Postgraduate Level: Stimulating Synergistic Knowledge Development. Orna O'Brien.

'Who am I ?' 2010 Survey of Computer Science Students in a large third level Institute. Jane Ferris.

Developing Transferable Skills: Work Placement Induction Activities. Lejla Rovcanin. 

4.30pm - 5.30pm: Parallel Session 3A

Room: HG 05 

Chair: Shelley Tracey

4.30pm - 5.00pm: Online Synchronous Tutorials in Distance Education– Reflections one year on!. Lorraine Delaney, Noeleen O'Keeffe, Elaine Walsh, Eamon Costello, James Brunton, Seamus Fox, Anne Morrissey. 

5.00pm - 5.30pm: MITx, Online Courses from MIT - Best Practice or Best Budget?. Sabine Moebs.


Parallel Session 3B

Room HG 06

Chair: Moira Maguire

4.30pm - 5.00pm: The challenges of providing interdisciplinary education in a palliative care programme. Honor Nicholl, Kevin Connaire, Jayne Price, Catherine Tracey, Anne-Marie Corroon, Carmel Doyle, Caitríona Nic Philibín, Anne Hayes, Helen Malone . 

5.00pm - 5.30pm: Teaching sensitive subjects – what works and what does not?. Honor Nicholl, Jayne Price.


6.30pm: Book Launch 1838 Restaurant, and AISHE Fellows Award Ceremony.

Vice President of AISHE, Dr. Jean Hughes – The Dynamic Curriculum ebook launch.

7.00pm: Conference Dinner DCU 1838 Restaurant.

Day 2 Friday 31st August

9.30am - 10.30am: Keynote Address: Dr David Baume, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. 'Using what we know about student learning to guide the use of staff and student time'.

10.30am - 11.30am: Writing Workshop One 'Speaking Writing - making connections in composition for you and your students'. Dr Alison Farrell. 

11.30am - 11.50am: Poster Presentations (Coffee will be available).

11.50am - 12.50pm: Writing Workshop Two 'Writing for Publication'. Dr David Baume.

12.50pm: Closing Address.

President of AISHE: Helen Guerin.

All Ireland Society for Higher Education