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Dr. Angelica Risquez

Biography

I am responsible for providing academic leadership in blended and online learning (BL/OL), and for leading the development of the Learning Analytics policy. Since 2006, I have informed and supported the adoption of centrally supported educational technologies, delivered CPD offerings in the area of BL/OL, and collaborated in multiple teaching innovation projects involving TEL. I have led innovation and research projects funded by the National Forum around digital capacity and open educational practice (OEP). I have also represented UL in a number of its advisory boards and served as institutional representative in other National Forum projects. Currently I am working on the national delivery of the National Forum open course ‘Getting started with online teaching' and leading the course for facilitators. At international level, I currently lead a work package in an Erasmus+ project in OEP and have recently served as country expert in TEL for the European Commission Centre for European Policy Studies. I contribute to the scholarship of T&L through dissemination in peer reviewed high impact sources. I am module leader for Blended Learning (TL5101) and Technology Enhanced Learning: Theory and Practice (TL5112), delivered in the GradDip in T&L, and I was course director for the programme (2014-17). I also teach at undergraduate level in UL, and in an online masters for the National Open University of Spain (UNED).

Research Interests

Since 2003, I have championed institutional and inter-institutional research at national level and disseminated research outputs in peer reviewed high impact publications. All my publications are disseminated openly through the UL Institutional Repository. For a full citation analysis report, see here. Keywords: technology enhanced learning, e-learning, blended learning, transitional adjustment, plagiarism, e-mentoring

Teaching Interests

Within the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship at the CTL; I have led the modules ‘Technology Enhanced Learning' and ‘Blended Learning' for the last eight years. I also co-lead ‘Social and civic engagement' (as part of the Broadening the Curriculum strategy), ‘E-moderation in online environments' (in collaboration with the KBS and Graduate Studies/CPE), and the course 'Getting Started with Online Teaching' (National Forum open course).

I have also participated in Erasmus + teaching mobility as part of this, I have led a distance module on digital identity at UNED for their online master's degree for career counsellors.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2018 Member, Association for Learning Technology ALT
  • 2013 Fellow, Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

Award

  • 2018 - Highly commended Research Award

Education

  • 2010 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia - PhD
  • 2005 Universitat Rovira i Virgili - Diploma in Advanced Studies (Phd programme)
  • 2002 University of Limerick - M.B.S.
  • 2000 Complutense University of Madrid - B.Sc.

Outreach

  • Extern examiner with the Learning & Teaching Unit in AIT from 2017
  • Erasmus+ project ‘SHaring Open educational practices Using Technology For Higher Education' (SHOUT4HE)
  • Served as country expert for a research project led by the European Commission Centre for European Policy Studies which will create a 'digital learning readiness' index for each member state of the EU.

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2014

The impact of mobility on the lives and careers of female and male academics in higher education
Suárez-Ortega M.;Risquez A.
International Perspectives on Higher Education Research DOI: 10.1108/S1479-362820140000011011

2013

Supporting First-Year students in their academic and social adjustment to UL.
Diggins, Y., Risquez, A. and Murphy, M.
EDIN Emerging Issues III

2013

An investigation of students' experiences of using virtual learning environments: implications for academic professional development
Risquez, Angelica; McAvinia, Claire; Raftery, Damien; O'Riordan, Fiona; Harding, Nuala; Cosgrove, Robert; Logan-Phelan, Theresa; Farrelly, Tom
Emerging Issues in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2020.1813189

2010

Technology enhanced distance learning utilising sakai CLE and adobe connect pro
McGourty J.;Risquez A.
Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-853-1.ch005

2010

Anti-plagiarism software in an Irish University: three years later
Risquez, A.
Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-879-1.ch008

2009

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Intercultural Education
Risquez, Angelica; Rubio, Maria Jose; Rodriguez, Germania
Intercultural education. Perspectives and proposals

2008

E-mentoring: an extended practice, an emerging discipline
Rísquez, A
Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies

2008

Peer E-Mentoring For Transition to University.
Risquez, A; y Sánchez, MF
From Here To There: Relevant Practice from Higher Education Institutions. Vol. 7c

2006

Correlates of Personal, Emotional and Academic Transitional Adjustment Among Early Undergraduates and the Relationship with Academic Performance
Morley, M; Risquez, A; Moore, S
Keeping Students at University: The Retention Debate at Third Level

Conference Contribution

2019

Getting Started Online: A Case Study in Online Academic Development
O'Suilleabhain, G.; Risquez, A.; Cassidy, D.

2018

T&L Day for the Faculty of S&E
Risquez, Angelica

2018
2018

23rd Annual Conference SEDA
Fitzpatrick, M., O'Riordan, F., McAvinia, C., O'Sullivan, I., Risquez, A., Keane, M.

2018
2018

23RD SEDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Mary Fitzpatrick, Fiona O'Riordan, Claire McAvinia, Íde O'Sullivan, Angelica Risquez, Margaret Keane

2018
2016

Edtech
O'Keeffe et al.

2016

EdTech2016
Farrelly et al.

2016

EdTech2016
Risquez et al.

2015

Edtech 2015
Farrelly et al.

2010

Conversations in the Consortium
Diggins, Y. and Risquez, A.

2009

Irish Network of Medical Educators
Finucane P., Risquez A., Shannon B, McGrath D.

2008

National Academy Second Annual Conference
Cosgrave, R.; McAvinia, C.; Risquez, A.

2006

Solstice 2006 Conference
Ledwith A., Risquez, A.

Conference Publication

2019

5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'19)
Risquez, A. Cassidy, D.; ÓSúilleabháin, G., Garvey, R.; Spain, S.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd19.2019.9423

2017

Other Publication

2020

Devolving and evolving: Reflections on OER and OEP in Ireland
Catherine Cronin, Claire McAvinia, & Angelica Risquez

2016

Redesigning assessment for blended learning
Risquez, Angelica
Blended Learning

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Structured professional development for academic developers: A collaborative approach
O'Riordan F.; O'Sullivan Í.; Fitzpatrick M.; Keane M.; McAvinia C.; Risquez A.
Innovations In Education And Teaching International DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2020.1813189

2020
2020

Towards a devolved model of management of OER? The case of the irish higher education sector
Risquez A.;McAvinia C.;Desmond Y.;Bruen C.;Ryan D.;Coughlan A.
International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning DOI: 10.19173/irrodl.v20i5.4538

2018

The #VLEIreland project
McAvinia, C.; Risquez, A.
Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning DOI: http://journal.ilta.ie/index.php/telji/issue/view/5

2018

Career Choice Motivational Profiles in First Year University Students
Garcia-Ripa, MI;Sanchez-Garcia, MF;Risquez, A
Universitas Psychologica DOI: 10.11144/Javeriana.upsy17-3.pmee

2018

‘Lessons Learnt': the student view in the #VLEIreland project
Ryan, D.; Risquez, A.
Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning DOI: http://journal.ilta.ie/index.php/telji/issue/view/5

2016

Learning Strategies and Motivational Autoregulation. Profiling for First Year University Guidance
Garcia-Ripa, MI,Sanchez-Garcia, MF,Risquez, A
Revista Iberoamericana De Diagnostico Y Evaluacion-E Avaliacao Psicologica

2014

Online student evaluations of teaching: what are we sacrificing for the affordances of technology?
Risquez, A,Vaughan, E,Murphy, M
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2014.890695

2013

'Thou shalt not plagiarise': from self-reported views to recognition and avoidance of plagiarism
Risquez, A,O'Dwyer, M,Ledwith, A
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2011.596926

2012

The role of the mentor in the Higher Education mentoring process
Soto, NM,Cuadrado, AM,Garcia, MS,Risquez, A,Ortega, MS
Educacion Xx1

2011

Technology enhanced learning and plagiarism in Entrepreneurship Education
Risquez, Angelica; O'Dwyer, Michele; Ledwith, Ann
Education And Training DOI: 10.1108/00400911111185062

2011

Facebook: Supporting first year students'
Diggins, Y., Risquez, A., and Murphy, M
eLearning Papers Journal

2010

Entrepreneurship education and plagiarism: Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
O'Dwyer M., Risquez A., Ledwith A.
Journal Of Small Business And Enterprise Development DOI: 10.1108/14626001011088778

2007

Welcome to college? developing a richer understanding of the transition process for adult first year students using reflective written journals
Risquez A., Moore S., Morley M.
Journal Of College Student Retention: Research, Theory And Practice DOI: 10.2190/CS.9.2.d

Published Report