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Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn

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


Teaching Interests

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

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

Publications

Books

2009

Knowing the Audience and their Cultural Preferences: An Examination of a German and an English Language News-Magazine
Marcus-Quinn, A
(2009) Knowing the Audience and their Cultural Preferences: An Examination of a German and an English Language News-Magazine
(Ed.) Germany : VDM Verlag Germany

Book Chapters

2016

The potential of OERs for K12 Schools; the need for policy
Marcus Quinn, A., Hourigan, T.,
(2016) The potential of OERs for K12 Schools; the need for policy
In Handbook of ICT in K12 Schools Springer Publishing; NY : Springer

2016

Introduction
Hourigan, T. Marcus Quinn, A.,
(2016) Introduction
In Handbook of ICT in K12 Schools Springer Publishing; NY : Springer

2015

How distance education students use mobile devices to access learning resources
Marcus-Quinn, A and Yvonne Cleary
(2015) How distance education students use mobile devices to access learning resources
In Handbook for Mobile Learning; Germany : Springer

2015

Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses
Marcus-Quinn, Ann and Clancy, I.
(2015) Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses
In MOOCs Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID); USA : IGI Global

2013

OERs and Repositories
Marcus-Quinn, A
(2013) OERs and Repositories
In Emerging Issues III: From Capacity Building to Sustainability; Cork : NAIRTL

2013

Digital divide in post-primary schools
Marcus-Quinn, A., McGarr, O.
(2013) Digital divide in post-primary schools
In Internet in the humanities: an insight from Ireland; Dublin : ResearchPublishing.net
[ULIR]

2011

ICT in the English classroom
McGarr, O; Marcus-Quinn, A
(2011) ICT in the English classroom
In Quality Issues in ICT Integration in Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts; Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

2010

in 'Design and development of a reusable digital learning resource: A case study teaching Japanese script'
Marcus-Quinn, A., & B. Geraghty,
(2010) in 'Design and development of a reusable digital learning resource: A case study teaching Japanese script'
In Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice . ; Hershey, PA : IGI Global pp. 294-308

Edited Books

2016

Handbook of Digital Learning for K12 Schools
(2016) Handbook of Digital Learning for K12 Schools
Marcus-Quinn, A. and Hourigan T.,(Ed.) NY : Springer
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33808-8

2012

The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service
(2012) The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service
Marcus-Quinn, A., Bruen, C., Allen, M., Dundon, A., and Diggins, Y.,(Ed.) Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Use of Plain-Language Guidelines to Promote Health Literacy
Grene, M., Cleary, Y, and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2017) Use of Plain-Language Guidelines to Promote Health Literacy
In Ieee Transactions On Professional Communication; IEEE : pp. 384-400
DOI: 10.1109/TPC.2017.2761578

2016

"The potential of high quality Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the teaching of English poetry."
Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2016) "The potential of high quality Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the teaching of English poetry."
In The Journal of Poetry Therapy.; Nicholas Mazza(Ed.) Taylor Francis : pp. 1-13

2015

Teachers' use of reuseable learning objects in teaching English poetry: exploring the influence of prevailing pedagogical practices
Marcus-Quinn, A,McGarr, O
(2015) Teachers' use of reuseable learning objects in teaching English poetry: exploring the influence of prevailing pedagogical practices
In Educacion Xx1; pp. 325-343
DOI: 10.5944/educXX1.18.1.12335
[ULIR]

2013

Developing Open Educational Resources
Marcus-Quinn, A., Diggins, Y.
(2013) Developing Open Educational Resources
In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences; pp. 243 -246
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.183
[ULIR]

2011

Using innovative social networking tools to foster communities of practice'
Diggins, Y., Bruen, C., Marcus-Quinn, A., Dundon, A., Allen, M.
(2011) Using innovative social networking tools to foster communities of practice'
In eLearning Papers Journal;

2009

An evaluation of independent learning of the Japanese hiragana system using an interactive CD""
Geraghty, B; Marcus-Quinn, A
(2009) An evaluation of independent learning of the Japanese hiragana system using an interactive CD""
In Recall; pp. 227-240

2008

Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Manage Group Projects: A Case Study
Cleary, Y. and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2008) Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Manage Group Projects: A Case Study
In International Journal On E-Learning; pp. 603-621

Conference Publications

2017

WORLD CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION
Triona Hourigan and Ann Marcus-Quinn
(2017) WORLD CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION

2017

Books and Screens and the Reading Brain
Jeanne-Louise Moys, Ann Marcus-Quinn and Triona Hourigan
(2017) Books and Screens and the Reading Brain

2015

EDULEARN 2015
Ann Marcus-Quinn, Ian Clancy
(2015) EDULEARN 2015

2015

OEB 2015
Marcus-Quinn, A
(2015) OEB 2015
pp. 116-118

2015

EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES OF AUTOMATED FEEDBACK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Clancy, I,Marcus-Quinn, A,GomezChova, L,LopezMartinez, A,CandelTorres I
(2015) EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES OF AUTOMATED FEEDBACK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
In Edulearn14: 6th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies; pp. 7264-7269

2015

Use of m-Learning among Irish Technical Communication Students
Cleary, Y,Marcus-Quinn, A,
(2015) Use of m-Learning among Irish Technical Communication Students

2015

EEE eds. PRO COMM 2015
Yvonne Cleary Ann Marcus-Quinn
(2015) EEE eds. PRO COMM 2015

2014

THE POTENTIAL OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Marcus-Quinn, A,Clancy, I,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC
(2014) THE POTENTIAL OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
In Inted2014: 8th International Technology, Education And Development Conference; pp. 1003-1003

2014

INTED 2014
Ann Marcus-Quinn, Ian Clancy
(2014) INTED 2014

2013

3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Marcus-Quinn, A,Diggins, Y,Odabasi, HF
(2013) 3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
In 5th World Conference On Educational Sciences; pp. 243-246
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.183

2012

OER2012 Cambridge
Marcus-Quinn, A
(2012) OER2012 Cambridge

2012

Online Educa Berlin 2012
Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2012) Online Educa Berlin 2012

2011

5th annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.
Bruen, C., McGuire, T., Mc Avinia, C., and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2011) 5th annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.

2008

EDTECH 2008
McGarr, O and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2008) EDTECH 2008

2008

Symposium on the Integration of New Technologies in the language classroom
Geraghty, B and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2008) Symposium on the Integration of New Technologies in the language classroom

2008

EDUCA
McGarr, O and Marcus-Quinn, A
(2008) EDUCA
pp. 35-38

2007

NDLR Symposium
Geraghty, B and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2007) NDLR Symposium

2007

National Digital Learning Repository Symposium 2007
Geraghty, B., Marcus Quinn A.
(2007) National Digital Learning Repository Symposium 2007

2007

CAL'07 Development Disruption and Debate
Marcus-Quinn, A
(2007) CAL'07 Development Disruption and Debate
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

EuroCALL 2006 "Integrating CALL into Study Programmes"
Geraghty B.& Marcus Quinn, A.
(2006) EuroCALL 2006 "Integrating CALL into Study Programmes"
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

EUROCALL
Geraghty, B. Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2006) EUROCALL
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Conference Contributions

2012

EDTECH 2012
Marcus-Quinn, A., and Diggins, Y., Griffin, M and Hinchion, C.,
(2012) EDTECH 2012
Maynooth, Ireland

2012

3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational leadership
Marcus-Quinn, A and Diggins, Y.
(2012) 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational leadership
Brussels

2007

NDLR Symposium
Geraghty, B and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2007) NDLR Symposium
Trinity College Dublin

2006

EuroCALL conference
Geraghty, B. and Marcus Quinn, A
(2006) EuroCALL conference
University of Granada

Published Reports

2015

Learning resources and open access in higher education institutions in Ireland
Ann Coughlan Angelica Risquez, Claire McAvinia, Anne O'Keeffe, Catherine Bruen, Yvonne Desmond, Pauline Rooney, Sharon Flynn, Deirdre Ryan, Fiona Farr, Ann Marcus-Quinn
(2015) Learning resources and open access in higher education institutions in Ireland
National Forum for Teaching and Learning Ireland : National Forum for Teaching and Learning Ireland