Biography

Dr. Ann Marcus-Quinn is a lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is currently the Course Director for the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning. Previous to this Ann was the Course Director (2013-2019) for the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing by Distance. Ann has been awarded both national and international funding for her research and has had national media coverage of her work. For example: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/books-better-than-screens-for-students-study-finds-1.37726...and https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/why-low-tech-schools-are-trending-1.3789996
During the Covid-19 pandemic Ann was invited to contribute to many events both national and international. Ann was invited to speak about Open Education Practices at Civil Society side event/symposium held alongside the
United Nations Science,Technology and Innovations (STI) Forum . https://sdgs.un.org/tfm/STIForum2021
Ann was also invited to write about the opportunities and the issues associated with technology in schools and the digital divide during the pandemic. These included articles and opinion editorials for The Irish Times and guest contributions elsewhere including Ireland's first Virtual Summit for all levels of education. This ran online between May 3rd and 6th. Ann also wrote an invited guest blog on technology in education during the Covid-19 pandemic for the Irish Humanities Alliance: https://www.irishhumanities.com/blog/covid-19-and-digital-learning/

During the Covid-19 pandemic Ann has consulted as an independent expert with Barnardos and the Early School Leavers' Programme in Ireland.

Selected Invited Talks
Online Webinar (funded) as part of the National Forum series on Teaching and Learning November 17th, 2020. Hosted by Athlone IT.ResearchEd, Dublin October 2019.
Goethe Institute 'Chat Bot, Art Bot, Book Bot' held on March 21st and March 22nd 2019 , Dublin. ResearchED, Dublin, 2019.
In a previous role Ann worked with the National Digital Learning Resources service (NDLR) as a national advocate for Open Educational Resources. Ann has a wide range of publications to date reflecting her specialist teaching and research interests, including, eLearning Open Educational Resources (OERs), usability, instructional design and the use of ICT at post-primary level. A case study on the impact of Ann's research was published by the Irish Humanities Alliance . This is available at http://www.irishhumanities.com/impact-case-studies/ict-and-instructional-design/
A full list of publications is available at: https://www.scholar.live/citations?user=ujySU1wAAAAJ&hl=en







Research Interests

Interaction Design, Technical Communication, Instructional Design, ICT in K12 Education.
An impact case study of her research is available at: http://www.irishhumanities.com/impact-case-studies/ict-and-instructional-design/

During the Covid-19 pandemic Ann was invited to contribute to many events both national and international. Ann was invited to speak about Open Education Practices at Civil Society side event/symposium held alongside the
United Nations Science, Technology and Innovations (STI) Forum . https://sdgs.un.org/tfm/STIForum2021
Ann was also invited to write about the opportunities and the issues associated with technology in schools and the digital divide during the pandemic. These included articles and opinion editorials for The Irish Times and guest contributions elsewhere including Ireland's first Virtual Summit for all levels of education. This ran online between May 3rd and 6th. Ann also wrote an invited guest blog on technology in education during the Covid-19 pandemic for the Irish Humanities Alliance: https://www.irishhumanities.com/blog/covid-19-and-digital-learning/

Ann is currently co-supervising two PhD candidates and has supervised on PhD to completion.

Recent Research Activities:
Collaborator on a National Forum funded project to examine how digital teaching and learning resources can be used, developed and shared in order to enhance teaching and learning in Irish higher education. For more details see:
http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/t-l-scholarship/national-forum-research-projects/

Collaborator on EU funded project (with University of Reading) "Reading to do: mapping the user experience of paper and electronic texts."

Member of the Management Committee for COST Action
CA19142 LEAD-ME
For more details see:
https://lead-me-cost.eu


Professional Activities

Education

  • 2011 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 2004 University of Limerick - M.A.
  • 2000 Mary Immaculate - B.A.

Association

  • 2007 Committee member, ILTA (Irish Learning Technologies Association)

Award

  • - European Award for Languages

Language

  • German

Books

Knowing the Audience and their Cultural Preferences: An Examination of a German and an English Language News-Magazine

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2009
Germany
VDM Verlag
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Book Chapters

ICT in the English classroom

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2011
Cambridge
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses

Dr. Ian Clancy
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
USA
IGI Global
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Introduction

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2016
NY
Springer
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The potential of OERs for K12 Schools; the need for policy

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2016
NY
Springer
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in 'Design and development of a reusable digital learning resource: A case study teaching Japanese script'

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2010
Hershey, PA
IGI Global
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How distance education students use mobile devices to access learning resources

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
Germany
Springer
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OERs and Repositories

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2013
Cork
NAIRTL
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Digital divide in post-primary schools

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2013
Dublin
ResearchPublishing.net
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Edited Books

Handbook of Digital Learning for K12 Schools

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2016
NY
Springer
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The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2012
Cambridge
Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Use of Plain-Language Guidelines to Promote Health Literacy

Dr. Yvonne Cleary
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2017
IEEE
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Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Manage Group Projects: A Case Study

Dr. Yvonne Cleary
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2008
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Developing Open Educational Resources

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2013
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Teachers' use of reuseable learning objects in teaching English poetry: exploring the influence of prevailing pedagogical practices

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2015
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An evaluation of independent learning of the Japanese hiragana system using an interactive CD""

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2009
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"The potential of high quality Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the teaching of English poetry."

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2016
Taylor Francis
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Using innovative social networking tools to foster communities of practice'

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2011
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Conference Publications

WORLD CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2017
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EDUCA

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2008
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THE POTENTIAL OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Ian Clancy
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2014
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Books and Screens and the Reading Brain

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2017
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EDTECH 2008

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
Dr. Oliver McGarr
2008
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EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES OF AUTOMATED FEEDBACK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Ian Clancy
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
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Use of m-Learning among Irish Technical Communication Students

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
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CAL'07 Development Disruption and Debate

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2007
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Symposium on the Integration of New Technologies in the language classroom

Ms. Barbara Geraghty
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2008
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OEB 2015

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
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EUROCALL

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2006
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National Digital Learning Repository Symposium 2007

Ms. Barbara Geraghty
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2007
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EEE eds. PRO COMM 2015

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
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Online Educa Berlin 2012

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2012
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NDLR Symposium

Ms. Barbara Geraghty
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2007
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EDULEARN 2015

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
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OER2012 Cambridge

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2012
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EuroCALL 2006 "Integrating CALL into Study Programmes"

Ms. Barbara Geraghty
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2006
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5th annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2011
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3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2013
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INTED 2014

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2014
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Conference Contributions

EuroCALL conference

Ms. Barbara Geraghty
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2006
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NDLR Symposium

Ms. Barbara Geraghty
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2007
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EDTECH 2012

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2012
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3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational leadership

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2012
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Published Reports

Learning resources and open access in higher education institutions in Ireland

Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn
2015
National Forum for Teaching and Learning Ireland
National Forum for Teaching and Learning Ireland
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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