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Mr. Adrian Mc Donagh

Biography

Adrian McDonagh is the Chief Technical Officer in the Education Technology Centre within the Department of Education and Professional Studies. Adrian first came to work in UL in 2003 having worked in the IT industry. In 2009 Adrian graduated from a part time degree course in UL with a level 8 BE degree in Electronic Engineering. In 2011 Adrian graduated with Masters of Arts in Education through research. The title of the thesis was Examining the Role of the ICT Coordinator in Providing Technical and Pedagogical Support in Post Primary Schools in Ireland.
Within his role as Chief Technical Officer, Adrian through laboratory work aims to impart the practical skills to enable Education students from Diploma to Doctorate to become confident practitioners and producers of communications technology materials in the context of teaching and learning. Some of the work within the Ed Tech Centre is preparing and monitoring laboratories for student teachers to teach secondary school pupils in smaller class sizes, this introduces the student in second year to lesson planning and good teaching practices, these laboratories are fully equipped live recording studios enabling the student with a tutor to later review and assess the recording.
Adrian also provides AV and IT solutions to all the staff within the Department of E&PS and also to students in the field while on teaching practice.

Research Interests

Research interests include, ICT in Education, ICT Coordinators in Post Primary Education, ICT use in 3rd Level Institutions, Leadership in Post Primary Education

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Technology leadership or technology somnambulism? Exploring the discourse of integration amongst information and communication technology coordinators.
McDonagh, A & McGarr, O
(2015) Technology leadership or technology somnambulism? Exploring the discourse of integration amongst information and communication technology coordinators.
In Irish Educational Studies;
DOI: DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2015.1010292

2015

Technology leadership or technology somnambulism? Exploring the discourse of integration amongst information and communication technology coordinators
McDonagh, A,McGarr, O
(2015) Technology leadership or technology somnambulism? Exploring the discourse of integration amongst information and communication technology coordinators
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 55-68
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2015.1010292
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2013

Examining the role of the ICT coordinator in Irish post-primary schools
McGarr, O,McDonagh, A
(2013) Examining the role of the ICT coordinator in Irish post-primary schools
In Technology Pedagogy And Education; pp. 267-282
DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2012.755132

2012

Examining the Role of the ICT Coordinator in Irish Post-Primary Schools
Oliver McGarr and Adrian McDonagh
(2012) Examining the Role of the ICT Coordinator in Irish Post-Primary Schools
In Technology, Pedagogy And Education;
DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2012.755132.

Conference Publications

2018

European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)
McGarr, O. & McDonagh, A.
(2018) European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)

2017

EDULEARN
O'Flaherty, J. and McDonagh, A.
(2017) EDULEARN
n/a(Ed.) pp. n/a-n/a n/a
DOI: n/a

2016

International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MiTE)
McGarr, O; McDonagh, A
(2016) International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MiTE)
Galway, Ireland

2015

International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
McGarr, O; McDonagh, A
(2015) International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
Madrid, Spain

2015

INTED2015: 9TH International Technology, Education and Development Conference
McGarr, O,McDonagh, A,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC
(2015) INTED2015: 9TH International Technology, Education and Development Conference
pp. 5369-5374

2014

International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
McGarr, O; McDonagh, A
(2014) International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
Chova, LG; Martinez, AL; Torres, IC(Ed.) pp. 1067-1074 Valencia, Spain

2014

The ICT Coordinator: Technology champion or maintenance technician? Implications for ICT leadership in schools
McGarr, O,McDonagh, A,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC
(2014) The ICT Coordinator: Technology champion or maintenance technician? Implications for ICT leadership in schools
pp. 1067-1074

Published Reports

2019

Digital Competence in Teacher Education
McGarr, O. & McDonagh, A.
(2019) Digital Competence in Teacher Education
Limerick : University of Limerick
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