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Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn


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 Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing. Ann has been awarded both national and international funding for her research and has had national media coverage of her work

Invited Talks 2019
Goethe Institute 'Chat Bot, Art Bot, Book Bot' held on March 21st and March 22nd , Dublin. ResearchED to speak at their first Irish event to be held in Dublin on October 5th. More information on ResearchED can be found at

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

A full list of publications is available at:

Research Interests

Interaction Design, Technical Communication, Instructional Design, ICT in K12 Education.
An impact case study of her research is available at:

Ann is currently co-supervising three PhD candidates.

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:

Collaborator on a recent 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 IS1404 'Evolution of reading in the age of digitisation (E-READ).
For more details see:

Teaching Interests

Autumn semester: TW4003/TW4115 and TW5211
Spring semester: EL6072 and EL6082

Professional Activities


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


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


  • - European Award for Languages


  • German