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Dr. Yvonne Cleary

Biography

Yvonne Cleary is Head of Technical Communication and Instructional Design, in the School of English, Irish, and Communication. She teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate modules in technical communication, new media, and e-learning. From 2011 to 2019, she was Course Director for the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning. During this time, she wrote and submitted two winning applications for the programme for the 2018 and 2019 Grad Ireland Postgraduate Course of the Year (Arts and Humanities) awards.

Her research interests include professional issues in technical communication, technical communication pedagogy, virtual teams, and international technical communication. Her PhD explored Irish technical writers' perceptions of their work and community of practice. She has presented her work at conferences in Europe and the United States and has published in leading journals in the technical communication field, including Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and College Composition and Communication.
She is a 2014 recipient of the CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication. She was a partner in an EU-funded project, TecCOMFrame, from 2015 to 2018. She is a member of the tekom Europe Advisory Board for Professional Development and Training, and is leading the International University Network project for tekom Europe. She has served on several international committees for technical communication teaching and research awards.

Research Interests

Yvonne's research interests include:

  • The technical communication profession and community of practice.
  • Technical communication in Ireland.
  • Virtual teams.
  • Health communication.
  • Technical communication pedagogy.
  • International technical communication.

Teaching Interests

Yvonne's teaching interests are in the following areas:

  • Technical communication.
  • Information design
  • Virtual teams
  • Online education
  • Writing for new media
  • Using structured authoring in technical communication

She maintains a YouTube channel which houses learning objects she developed for students on the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning. This channel has 138 subscribers and the learning objects have over 54,000 views.

She was shortlisted for the Shannon Consortium Teaching Excellence Award in 2015 and in 2017.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2020 tekom Europe International University Network,
  • 2019 STC Rainey Research Award Committee,
  • 2018 European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication,
  • 2017 IEEE ProComm 2017 Conference Committee,
  • 2017 tekom Europe Professional Development and Training Advisory Board,
  • 2017 IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Editorial Board of Permanent Reviewers,
  • 2016 School of English, Irish, and Communication Research and Postgraduate Committee,
  • 2016 AHSS Faculty Research Board,
  • 2011 MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning Course Board,

Award

  • 2014 - Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication

Association

  • Member, Society for Technical Communication
  • Member, IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • Member, tekom Europe

Research Collaborators

  • - External Examiner - University of Portsmouth -England
  • - Funding Award - Polytechnic University of Bucharest -Romania
  • - Funding Award - Aarhus University -Denmark
  • - Outgoing Visitor - European Association for Technical Communication -Germany
  • - Funding Award - European Association for Technical Communication -Germany
  • - Funding Award - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 -France
  • - Funding Award - KU Leuven -Belgium
  • - Funding Award - University of Szczecin -Poland
  • - Funding Award - Karlshochschule International University -Germany
  • - Funding Award - University of Twente -Netherlands
  • Madelyn Flammia - Joint Publication - University of Central Florida -USA
  • Patricia Minacori - Joint Publication - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 -France

Publications

Book Chapters

2020

Teaching Topic-based Writing
Cleary Y.
(2020) Teaching Topic-based Writing
In Teaching Content Management in Technical and Professional Communication; New York : Routledge pp. 72-86

2017

Trends in Technical Communication in Ireland
Cleary, Y.
(2017) Trends in Technical Communication in Ireland
In Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication; Croydon, UK : ISTC pp. 237-250

2016

E-Learning and Technical Communication for International Audiences
Slattery, D. M. and 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; New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons pp. 149-172

2015

How Irish Postgraduate Students Use Mobile Devices to Access Learning Resources
Marcus-Quinn, A. and Cleary, Y.
(2015) How Irish Postgraduate Students Use Mobile Devices to Access Learning Resources
In Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning; Berlin : Springer

2011

An Integrated Framework for Teaching International Communication
Cleary, Y.
(2011) An Integrated Framework for Teaching International Communication
In Teaching Intercultural Rhetoric and Technical Communication: Theories, Curriculum, Pedagogies, and Practice; Amityville, NY : Baywood

2010

Online Support for Students' Writing Skills Development in a Technical Communication Intrductory Module
Cleary, Y.
(2010) Online Support for Students' Writing Skills Development in a Technical Communication Intrductory Module
In Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education; New York : Information Science Reference pp. 280-294

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Fostering Communities of Inquiry and Connectivism in Online Technical Communication Programs and Courses
Cleary, Y.
(2021) Fostering Communities of Inquiry and Connectivism in Online Technical Communication Programs and Courses
In Journal of Technical Writing and Communication; pp. 11-30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0047281620977138

2020

Octopus Watch Fosters Family Resilience by Enhancing Occupational Engagement for Children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus: Pilot Study
Jennings, M., Guilfoyle, A., Green, J, Cleary, Y. & Gowran, R.
(2020) Octopus Watch Fosters Family Resilience by Enhancing Occupational Engagement for Children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus: Pilot Study
In International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228316

2018

Kompetenzdefinition und Curriculumsentwicklung durch Anwendung von EU-Instrumenten
Meex, B., Straub, D., Closs, S., Müller, J., Cleary, Y., Drazek, Z., Engberg, J., Ghengea, V., Karreman, J. and Minacori, P.
(2018) Kompetenzdefinition und Curriculumsentwicklung durch Anwendung von EU-Instrumenten
In Journal of Technical Education ; pp. 159-183
[ULIR]

2017

TecCOMFrame: Building bridges between technical communication and translation studies through a prototype specialisation curriculum
Cleary, Y., Engberg, J., Karreman, J., Meex, B., Closs, S., Drazek, Z., Ghenghea, V., Minacori, P., Müller, J., Straub, D.
(2017) TecCOMFrame: Building bridges between technical communication and translation studies through a prototype specialisation curriculum
In Lebende Sprachen; pp. 313-332
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/les-2017-0025
[ULIR]

2016

Community of Practice and Professionalization Perspectives on Technical Communication in Ireland
Cleary, Y.
(2016) Community of Practice and Professionalization Perspectives on Technical Communication in Ireland
In Ieee Transactions On Professional Communication; pp. 126-139
[ULIR]

2015

How the CCCC "Scholarship in Composition" Statement Supports Technical Communication Scholarship:An Irish Perspective
Cleary, Y.
(2015) How the CCCC "Scholarship in Composition" Statement Supports Technical Communication Scholarship:An Irish Perspective
In College Composition And Communication; pp. 709-712

2012

Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society
Cleary, Y. and Flammia, M.
(2012) Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society
In Journal of Technical Writing and Communication; Amityville, NY : pp. 305-322
DOI: 10.2190/TW.42.3.g
[ULIR]

2012

Discussions About the Technical Communication Profession: Perspectives from the Blogosphere
Cleary, Y.
(2012) Discussions About the Technical Communication Profession: Perspectives from the Blogosphere
In Technical Communication; pp. 8-28
[ULIR]

2010

Using Content Development Guidelines to Reduce the Cost of Localising Digital Content
Ryan, L., Anastasiou, D. and Cleary, Y.
(2010) Using Content Development Guidelines to Reduce the Cost of Localising Digital Content
In Localisation Focus; pp. 11-28

Other Journals

2019

Perspectives on Teaching Writing Online in Global Contexts: Ideas, Insights, and Projections
Cleary, Y., Rice, R., Zemliansky, P. and Amant, K.S.
(2019) Perspectives on Teaching Writing Online in Global Contexts: Ideas, Insights, and Projections
In ROLE Journal;

2016

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

Conference Publications

2020

IEEE Professional Communication Conference
Cleary, Yvonne and McCullagh, Marie
(2020) IEEE Professional Communication Conference
pp. 13-17
[ULIR]

2019

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Cleary Y.;Karreman J.;Meex B.;Closs S.
(2019) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
pp. 259-261
DOI: 10.1109/ProComm.2019.00056
[ULIR]

2019

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Cleary Y.
(2019) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
pp. 226-231
DOI: 10.1109/ProComm.2019.00046
[ULIR]

2018

International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education
Ghenghea, V., Soare, L. Cleary, Y., Closs, S., Drazek, Z., Meex, B., and Minacori, P.
(2018) International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education
pp. 457-462

2018

IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018
Karreman, J., Cleary, Y. et al.
(2018) IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018
pp. 69-73 Toronto, Canada
DOI: 10.1109/ProComm.2018.00025

2018

IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018
Cleary, Y.
(2018) IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018
pp. 42-46 Toronto, Canada
DOI: 10.1109/ProComm.2018.00017

2017

2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM)
Cleary, Y;Karreman, J;Closs, S;Drazek, Z;Engberg, J;Ghenghea, V;Meex, B;Minacori, P;Muller, J;Straub, D
(2017) 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM)
NEW YORK : IEEE

2017

2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM)
Slattery, DM;Cleary, Y
(2017) 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM)
NEW YORK : IEEE

2016

European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication 2016
Karreman, J., Cleary, Y., Closs, S., Drazek, Z. Engberg, J., Ghenghea, V., Meex, B., Minacori, P., Neytchev, A., and Straub, D.
(2016) European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication 2016
pp. 111-124 Berlin

2016

GlobalLearn 2016
Marcus-Quinn, A. and Cleary, Y.
(2016) GlobalLearn 2016
Limerick

2015

IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015)
Cleary, Y. and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2015) IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015)
Limerick, Ireland
DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2015.7235836

2014

IEEE Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2014)
Cleary, Y.
(2014) IEEE Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2014)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2014.7020354

2014

European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Cleary, Y.
(2014) European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Stuttgart, Germany

2013

European Acacemic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Cleary, Y.
(2013) European Acacemic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Wiesbaden, Germany

2012

PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012
Cleary, Y. and Flannery, M.
(2012) PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012
Nunes, M. B. and McPherson, M.(Ed.) pp. 497-500

2010

International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2010)
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y., and Slattery, D. M.
(2010) International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2010)

2008

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
Slattery, D., Cleary, Y., and Flammia, M.
(2008) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
Montreal, Canada

2007

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Engineering the Future of Human Communication
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M.
(2007) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Engineering the Future of Human Communication
Farkas, D.(Ed.) pp. *-*

2007

54th Annual Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M.
(2007) 54th Annual Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit
Tucker, L.(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
Cleary, Y.
(2005) 2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
pp. 689-697

2000

Museums and the Web 2000
Cleary, Y.
(2000) Museums and the Web 2000
Bearman, D. and Trant, J.(Ed.) pp. 153-162

Conference Contributions

2020

Translating Europe Forum (TEF) 2020
Cleary, Y.
(2020) Translating Europe Forum (TEF) 2020
Brussels, Belgium (online)

2020

International Summit 2020 Communication and Media
Cleary, Y.
(2020) International Summit 2020 Communication and Media
Karlsruhe, Germany (online)

2019

Technical Communication and E-Learning Reserach Day
Cleary, Y.
(2019) Technical Communication and E-Learning Reserach Day
Limerick

2019

Technical Communication and E-Learning Research Day
Cleary, Y.
(2019) Technical Communication and E-Learning Research Day
University of Limerick, Limerick

2019

DICOEN Conference
Cleary, Y.
(2019) DICOEN Conference
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

2018

Global Society of Online Literacy Educators First International Online Conference
Cleary, Y., Rice, R., Zemliansky, P. and St. Amant, K.
(2018) Global Society of Online Literacy Educators First International Online Conference
Online

2018

Technical Communication Education in Europe Conference
Yvonne Cleary
(2018) Technical Communication Education in Europe Conference
Bucharest, Romania

2018

European Academic Colloquium for Technical Communication
Cleary, Y.
(2018) European Academic Colloquium for Technical Communication
Limerick

2017

CIUTI Forum 2017
Cleary, Y.
(2017) CIUTI Forum 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

2017

IEEE ProComm 2017
Cleary, Y.
(2017) IEEE ProComm 2017
Madison Wisconsin

2017

IEEE ProComm 2017
Cleary, Y.
(2017) IEEE ProComm 2017
Madison Wisconsin

2017

Translating Europe: Bridging the Gap between Technical Communication and Translation
Cleary, Y. and Karreman, J.
(2017) Translating Europe: Bridging the Gap between Technical Communication and Translation
Stuttgart, Germany

2015

IEEE ProComm 2015
Cleary, Y.
(2015) IEEE ProComm 2015
Limerick, Ireland

2015

SIGDOC 2015
Cleary, Y.
(2015) SIGDOC 2015
Limerick, Ireland

2015

IEEE ProComm 2015
Cleary, Y.
(2015) IEEE ProComm 2015
Limerick, Ireland

2014

National Forum Seminar: Skills for transition to higher education learning environments: focussing on learner independence and self-regulation
Cleary, Y.
(2014) National Forum Seminar: Skills for transition to higher education learning environments: focussing on learner independence and self-regulation
LIT, Limerick

2013

European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Yvonne Cleary
(2013) European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Wiesbaden, Germany

2012

COST Action ISO703 "ERN-LWE" Final Conference
Cleary, Y.
(2012) COST Action ISO703 "ERN-LWE" Final Conference
Poitiers, France

2010

AISHE-C 2010: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future
Cleary, Y. and Flannery, M.
(2010) AISHE-C 2010: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future
Dublin

2009

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Promoting Excellence in Practice and Theory
Davis, M., Cleary, Y., Grady, H., Orr, T., Williams, J.
(2009) IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Promoting Excellence in Practice and Theory
Honolulu

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

2007

Technology Enhanced Learning Days II
Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D.
(2007) Technology Enhanced Learning Days II
Limerick

2007

WIST Tagung 2007
Cleary, Y.
(2007) WIST Tagung 2007
Chemnitz

2007

Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
Cleary, Y. and Diggins, Y.
(2007) Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
Limerick

2006

Technology Enhanced Learning Days
Cleary, Y.
(2006) Technology Enhanced Learning Days
Limerick

2005

European Information Development Conference (EIDC)
Cleary, Y.
(2005) European Information Development Conference (EIDC)
Wiesbaden

2005

Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication (CPTSC)
Cleary, Y..
(2005) Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication (CPTSC)
Lubbock, Texas

2003

COMTEC Conference
Cleary, Y.
(2003) COMTEC Conference
Paris

2001

Localisation Summer School
Cleary, Y.
(2001) Localisation Summer School
Limerick