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Dr. Darina Slattery

Biography

Darina M. Slattery is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick (UL). She holds a PhD in Computer Science, an MSc in Software Localisation, and a Bachelor of Business Studies with French Degree (UL) and was awarded High Distinction in 'Design and Delivery for Online Learning' by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She is currently the Project Lead for the UL VLE Review (phase 1).

In 2019, she won the UL Teaching Excellence Award for Excellence in the Provision of Pedagogic Support to blended and fully online teachers.

In 2019, Darina also won the Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award for an article she co-authored with Aileen Cudmore in the STC's 'Technical Communication' journal (volume 66, issue 4). The article was titled 'An Analysis of Physical and Rhetorical Characteristics of Videos Used to Promote Technology Projects, on the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Platform'.

Darina is an Alumna of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) professional development programme, which was jointly developed by the University of Central Florida and Online Learning Consortium.

She teaches modules (courses) in e-learning, instructional design, and technical communication and has published her research in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. She is a reviewer for several international journals, including the British Journal of Educational Technology, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on Education, Computers & Education, Computers and Composition, and Communication Design Quarterly.

Darina was a member of the conference planning teams for the IEEE Professional Communication Conference (Madison, USA, 2017 and Toronto, Canada, 2018). She is President of the IEEE Professional Communication Society (ProComm) and serving her second term as an elected member of the ProComm Board of Governors.

Her current research projects are concerned with learning analytics, online learning/ e-learning, content analysis, and virtual teams. From 2016-2018, she led a workpackage in the EUCERMAT Erasmus+ project (2015-2018), where she delivered e-learning training to academic staff in five EU institutions, undertook research on best practice in online delivery, coordinated blended mobility activities, and facilitated the online delivery of modules.

Previously, she was Head of Technical Communication and Instructional Design and Programme Director for the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning programmes.

Research Interests

* Technology-Enhanced Learning/ E-Learning
* Online Collaboration
* Virtual Teams
* Continuing Professional Development for Online Teachers
* Learning Analytics
* Content Analysis
* Instructional Design
* Information Design/Architecture
* Technical Communication
* Digital Literacies for Higher Education



Current and Past Projects

* Learning Analytics and Content Analysis (Ongoing since 2016): I am using Sakai analytics and qualitative content analysis to evaluate student engagement and achievement of learning outcomes, for both on-campus and distance learning students. I am also collaborating on a project to examine Google analytics for YouTube instructional videos. We received seed funding from the Kemmy Business School to examine Sakai engagement analytics with a view to detecting at-risk students (collaborators: Dr. Michael O'Brien and Dr. John Walsh).

* E-Learning and Blended Mobility (Ongoing since 2015): I am a collaborator in the e-learning and blended mobility work package of the EUCERMAT (EUropean CERamics MATerials) Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership. My activities include delivering e-learning training to academic staff in five EU institutions (the Université de Limoges, France; the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany; the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; and the University of Limerick), researching best practice in online delivery, coordinating blended mobility activities, and facilitating the online delivery of teaching units, with a view to developing a blended mobility/ online Joint Masters programme in Advanced Ceramics. Click here for further details: http://www.eucermat.eu/


* International Virtual Teams (Ongoing since 2006)
I am one of four researchers investigating communication strategies, leadership roles, and technology use in student virtual teams. I collaborate annually with Dr. Madelyn Flammia (University of Central Florida),
Dr. Patricia Minacori (Université Paris-Diderot 7), and Dr. Yvonne Cleary (University of Limerick).

*MIDAS-NET (Multimedia Information Demonstration And Support Network) (1998 to 1999)
My role: MIDAS-NET Ireland representative (for BTiS).
Background: BTiS was the coordinator of the INFO2000 MIDAS-NET in Ireland. INFO2000 was a programme of the European Commission (5th Framework), which promoted multimedia content in the information society. The MIDAS-NET network was established to collect and disseminate information and raise awareness about multimedia.

*MLIS (MultiLingual Information Society) (1998 to 1999)
My role: MLIS Ireland Project Officer (for BTiS). In this role, I developed resources, undertook research, attended conferences, and presented findings at national and international workshops.
Background: MLIS was a programme of the European Commission (DG XIII/E), which promoted linguistic diversity in the emerging information society. It comprised actions relating to language infrastructure development and the use of language technologies and resources in business and the wider community.

Teaching Interests

* E-Learning
* Instructional Design
* Information Design
* Technical Communication
* Virtual Teams

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2021 President, President, IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • 2020 Member, Member, IEEE Education Society
  • 2019 Professional Member, Professional Member, Online Learning Consortium
  • 2019 Vice President, Vice President, IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • 2018 Member, Member, Research Data Alliance
  • 2018 Member, Member, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
  • 2017 Region 8 Representative for the IEEE Professional Communication Society (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Region 8 Representative for the IEEE Professional Communication Society (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • 2016 Board of Governors, Elected Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • 2014 Member, Member, Association for Learning Technology
  • 2009 Member, IEEE Member
  • 2006 Member, Member, IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • 1998 Affiliate Member, Localisation Research Centre

Award

  • 2019 - Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award
  • 2019 - UL Teaching Excellence Award (Excellence in the Provision of Pedagogic Support to Blended and Fully Online Teachers)

Education

  • 2012 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 1999 University of Limerick - M.Sc. in Software Localisation
  • 1997 University of Limerick - B.Business Studies with French
  • 1995 Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris - Certificat Pratique de Francais Commercial et Economique

Employment

  • 2003 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Technical Communication
  • 2000 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer

Committee

  • Member, Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing Course Board (2003 to present),
  • IEEE ProComm 2017 Conference Commiteee,
  • Executive Committee, School of English, Irish, and Communication (2016 to 2020),
  • Chair, AHSS E-Learning Committee/ Digital Learning Forum (2018 to present),
  • Member, Learning Technologists Forum (2018 to present),
  • Member, MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning Course Board (2010 to present),
  • Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Culture and Communication (2015 to 2016),
  • Faculty Representative, Academic Programme Review Committee (APRC) (2015-2018),
  • IEEE ProComm 2018 Conference Commiteee,

Language

  • Irish
  • German
  • French

Outreach

  • In 2011, I supervised MA students as they collated and developed resources for the Ennis 2020 Hub Plan (UL Practicum). They also developed the website (http://www.ennis2020.ie/index.html) to communicate the plan to the people of Ennis and the surrounding areas.

Consultancy

  • SOLAS - Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) consultant to SOLAS, the further education and training authority.

Research Collaborators

  • Gilles Trolliard - Funding Award - Université de Limoges -France
  • Madelyn Flammia - Joint Publication - University of Central Florida -USA
  • Patricia Minacori - Joint Publication - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 -France
  • Kirk St. Amant - Joint Publication - Louisiana Tech University -USA

Publications

Books

2016

Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M.
(2016) Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers
North Carolina : Information Age Publishing

Book Chapters

2021

Using Technology to Empower People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to Make Shared Decisions About Managing Their Own Healthcare
King, H. and Slattery, D. M.
(2021) Using Technology to Empower People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to Make Shared Decisions About Managing Their Own Healthcare
In Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders; Hershey, PA : IGI Global pp. 645-666
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-3441-0

2019

Using Technology to Empower People With Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to Make Shared Decisions About Managing Their Own Healthcare: A UK Case Study
King, H. and Slattery, D. M.
(2019) Using Technology to Empower People With Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to Make Shared Decisions About Managing Their Own Healthcare: A UK Case Study
In Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment; McHaney, R., Reychev, I, Azuri, J., McHaney, M., & Moshonov, R.(Ed.) Hershey, PA : IGI Global pp. 177-198
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0047-7.ch010

2018

Technical Communication and Technical Documentation
Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M.
(2018) Technical Communication and Technical Documentation
In Language for Special Purposes: An International Handbook; Humbley, J., Budin, G., & Laurén, C.(Ed.) Berlin/ Boson : de Gruyter pp. 307-320

2016

E-learning and Technical Communication for International Audiences
Slattery D. M.;Cleary Y.
(2016) E-learning and Technical Communication for International Audiences
In Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices; pp. 149-172
DOI: 10.1002/9781119084297.ch7

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Facilitating Interaction, Collaboration, Community, and Problem-Solving Capabilities in Blended and Fully Online Technical Communication Programs: An Introduction to the Special Issue
Slattery, D. M.
(2021) Facilitating Interaction, Collaboration, Community, and Problem-Solving Capabilities in Blended and Fully Online Technical Communication Programs: An Introduction to the Special Issue
In Journal of Technical Writing and Communication; SAGE : pp. 3-10
DOI: 10.1177/0047281620977158
[ULIR]

2019

Developing Strategies for Success in a Cross-Disciplinary Global Virtual Team Project: Collaboration Among Student Writers and Translators
Cleary Y., Slattery D., Flammia M., and Minacori P.
(2019) Developing Strategies for Success in a Cross-Disciplinary Global Virtual Team Project: Collaboration Among Student Writers and Translators
In Journal of Technical Writing and Communication; pp. 309-337
DOI: 10.1177/0047281618775908
[ULIR]

2019

An analysis of physical and rhetorical characteristics of videos used to promote technology projects, on the kickstarter crowdfunding platform
Cudmore A.;Slattery D.
(2019) An analysis of physical and rhetorical characteristics of videos used to promote technology projects, on the kickstarter crowdfunding platform
In Technical Communication; pp. 319-346

2019

Video Viewing Patterns Using Different Teaching Treatments: A Case Study Using YouTube Analytics
Walsh, J. N., O'Brien, M. P., and Slattery, D. M.
(2019) Video Viewing Patterns Using Different Teaching Treatments: A Case Study Using YouTube Analytics
In REALIA Research in Education and Learning Innovation Archives; University of Valencia, Spain : pp. 77-95
DOI: 10.7203/realia.22.15389

2018

Using Simulation to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills and Mind-Set: An Exploratory Case Study
Costin, Yvonne; O'Brien, Michael P.; Slattery, Darina M.
(2018) Using Simulation to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills and Mind-Set: An Exploratory Case Study
In International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; pp. 136-145
[ULIR]

2018

Parallel online, on-campus, and blended programme delivery: Challenges and strategies
Cleary Y., Slattery D.M., and Marcus-Quinn A.
(2018) Parallel online, on-campus, and blended programme delivery: Challenges and strategies
In International Journal On E-Learning: Corporate, Government, Healthcare, And Higher Education; pp. 551-568

2017

Blended Learning and the Professional Development of On-Campus Teachers: A Case Study
Slattery, D M; Ledwith, A.; Hyland, P.
(2017) Blended Learning and the Professional Development of On-Campus Teachers: A Case Study
In eLearning Papers; pp. 1-17
[ULIR]

2015

The Language of Financial Reports and News
Slattery D. M.
(2015) The Language of Financial Reports and News
In Journal of Technical Writing and Communication; pp. 77-94
DOI: 10.2190/TW.45.1.e

2014

The Power of Language in Corporate Financial Reports
Slattery, D. M.
(2014) The Power of Language in Corporate Financial Reports
In Communication and Language at Work; pp. 53-63
[ULIR]

2014

University of Limerick's MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning
Slattery, D. M. and Cleary, Y.
(2014) University of Limerick's MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning
In Programmatic Perspectives; pp. 62-80
[ULIR]

2014

Using Service Learning and Virtual Team Projects to Broaden the Curriculum and Enhance the Student Experience
Slattery, D. M. and O'Brien, M. P.
(2014) Using Service Learning and Virtual Team Projects to Broaden the Curriculum and Enhance the Student Experience
In Currents in Teaching and Learning ; pp. 42-54

2013

Teaching Workplace Skills to Technical Communicators
Slattery, D.M. and Cleary, Y.
(2013) Teaching Workplace Skills to Technical Communicators
In Communication and Language at Work; pp. 20-25
[ULIR]

2010

Leadership Roles, Socioemotional Communication Strategies, and Technology Use of Irish and US Students in Virtual Teams
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D.M.
(2010) Leadership Roles, Socioemotional Communication Strategies, and Technology Use of Irish and US Students in Virtual Teams
In Ieee Transactions On Professional Communication; pp. 89-101
DOI: 10.1109/TPC.2010.2046088
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2019

18th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL)
O'Brien, M., Slattery, D., & Walsh, J.
(2019) 18th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL)
R. Orngreen, M. Buhl, & B. Meyer(Ed.) pp. 428-436 Copenhagen, Denmark
DOI: 10.34190/EEL.19.081

2019

18th European Conference on e-Learning
O'Brien, M.P., Walsh, J.N., Slattery, D.M.
(2019) 18th European Conference on e-Learning
pp. 428-436 Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

17th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL)
O'Brien M.;Slattery D.;Hyland P.
(2018) 17th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL)
pp. -438

2018

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2018)
Slattery, D. M.
(2018) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2018)
Moseley, S. & Barr, N.(Ed.) pp. 215-218 Toronto, Canada
DOI: 10.1109/ProComm.2018.00049

2017

IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2017)
Slattery, D. M. and Cleary, Y.
(2017) IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2017)
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2017.8013970
[ULIR]

2015

IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015)
Cleary, Y., Flammia, M., Minacori, P., and Slattery, D. M.
(2015) IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015)
IEEE(Ed.) pp. 186-195 University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2015.7235802

2014

International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (iCEER 2014)
Cosgrove, T., Ryan, T., and Slattery, D.
(2014) International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (iCEER 2014)
pp. 239-242 McMaster University, Canada

2012

Proceedings of the 10th Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference: New Frontiers in the Constructive Symbiosis of Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, TKE 2012
Slattery D. M.;Sutcliffe R.
(2012) Proceedings of the 10th Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference: New Frontiers in the Constructive Symbiosis of Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, TKE 2012
pp. 291-305

2009

AISHE International Conference Series (AISHE-C 2009) 'Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education'
Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D.M.
(2009) AISHE International Conference Series (AISHE-C 2009) 'Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education'
Maynooth, Ireland
[ULIR]

2008

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Slattery D.;Cleary Y.;Flammia M.
(2008) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference

2007

54th Annual Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y., Slattery, D.
(2007) 54th Annual Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit

2007

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Flammia M., Cleary Y., Slattery D.M.
(2007) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
pp. 1-8 Seattle, Washington
DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2007.4464083

2006

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Sutcliffe R.;Mulcahy M.;Gabbay I.;O'Gorman A.;Slattery D.
(2006) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
In Lecture Notes In Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics); pp. 502-509

2006

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Slattery, D.M.
(2006) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Williams, Julia(Ed.) pp. 170-182 Saratoga Springs, New York
DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2006.320381

2006

CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Sutcliffe R.;White K.;Slattery D.;Gabbay I.;Mulcahy M.
(2006) CEUR Workshop Proceedings

2005

CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Sutcliffe R.;Mulcahy M.;Gabbay I.;O'Gorman A.;White K.;Slattery D.
(2005) CEUR Workshop Proceedings

2002

Terminology and Knowledge Engineering: Making Money in the Financial Services Industry Workshop forming part of the Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference
Slattery, D. M., Sutcliffe, R. F. E., & Walsh, E. J.
(2002) Terminology and Knowledge Engineering: Making Money in the Financial Services Industry Workshop forming part of the Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference
Gillam, L.(Ed.) Nancy, France

Conference Contributions

2019

International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy
Dr. Darina M. Slattery; Dr. Anne Looney; Dr. Fionnuala Tynan, Dr. Mark Glynn
(2019) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy
University of Limerick

2015

International Round Table Discussion on Technical and Professional Communication
Slattery, Darina M.
(2015) International Round Table Discussion on Technical and Professional Communication
University of Limerick

2015

IEEE ProComm 2015
Slattery, Darina M.
(2015) IEEE ProComm 2015
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

2015

EdTech 2015: The 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Slattery, D., Ledwith, A., and Dalton, R.
(2015) EdTech 2015: The 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Limerick

Published Reports

2018

A Manual for Blended Mobility
Slattery, D. M.
(2018) A Manual for Blended Mobility
Limoges, France : pp. 1-26
[ULIR]

2018

The EUCERMAT Online Teaching Programme
Slattery, D. M., De Barra, E., & Chasseau, C.
(2018) The EUCERMAT Online Teaching Programme
Limoges, France : pp. 1-32
[ULIR]

Other Publications

2021

3 Strategies for Evaluating your Online Module
Slattery, D. M.
(2021) 3 Strategies for Evaluating your Online Module

2021

Facilitating Effective Collaboration in Virtual Student Teams
Slattery, D. M.
(2021) Facilitating Effective Collaboration in Virtual Student Teams
Magna Publications

2021

Universal Design for Learning: Some Simple Strategies for Making your Course Materials More UDL-Compliant
Slattery, D. M.
(2021) Universal Design for Learning: Some Simple Strategies for Making your Course Materials More UDL-Compliant
EDI Bulletin, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, UL pp. 12-12

2020

Level 8 Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning. Programme Evaluation Report. [Confidential].
Slattery, D. M.
(2020) Level 8 Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning. Programme Evaluation Report. [Confidential].
pp. 1-94

2020

9 Tried-and-Trusted Strategies for Quality Online Delivery
Slattery, D. M.
(2020) 9 Tried-and-Trusted Strategies for Quality Online Delivery
LTF Blog Series

2020

Implementing Instructional Design Approaches to Inform your Online Teaching Strategies
Slattery, D. M.
(2020) Implementing Instructional Design Approaches to Inform your Online Teaching Strategies
Magna Publications

2017

The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide
Slattery, Darina M.
(2017) The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide
In Technical Communication; Arlington Virginia, USA : Society for Technical Communication pp. 268-269

2016

EUCERMAT WP3 E-Learning and Blended Mobility Report
Slattery, Darina; De Barra, Eamonn; Ledwith, Ann
(2016) EUCERMAT WP3 E-Learning and Blended Mobility Report

2016

Training Technical Communication Students to Work with Translators
Cleary, Yvonne and Slattery, Darina M.
(2016) Training Technical Communication Students to Work with Translators
In Intercom; Elizabeth E. Pohland(Ed.) Fairfax, VA : Society for Technical Communication pp. 30-33
[ULIR]

2012

Using Financial Event Phrases and Keywords to Classify Form 8-K Disclosures by Likely Share Price Response
Slattery, Darina M.
(2012) Using Financial Event Phrases and Keywords to Classify Form 8-K Disclosures by Likely Share Price Response
University of Limerick pp. 1-287
[ULIR]