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Mr. Adrian O'Connor

Biography

Dr Adrian O'Connor is a Lecturer of Technology Education within the School of Education, University of Limerick, Ireland. His lecturing within Initial Teacher Education (ITE) includes Subject Pedagogics in Engineering Technology and Design and Communication Graphics. He is also Chief Information Officer of the Technology Education Research Group (TERG).

Research Interests

  • Technology-Mediated Communication
  • ICT-Supported Learning Environments
  • Online, Blended and Flexible Learning

Research Projects

Digital Assessment of Learning through Teacher Adjudication (DALTA), Funded by Irish Research Council

Grading Soft Skills (GRASS), EU Funded, LLP (KA3) (Reference: 543029-LLP-1-2013-1-RS-KA3-KA3MP)

Teaching Interests

  • Pedagogy in Engineering Technology
  • Design and Communication Graphics

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2012 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Technology & Education

Employment

  • 2016 School of Education, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick - Lecturer of Technology Education
  • 2012 Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick - Teaching Assistant (Technology Education)

Award

  • 2012 - Faculty of Science and Engineering Summer Research Bursary
  • 2012 - Special Commendation Award for Research in a Final Year Project

Association

  • Registered Teacher, Teaching Council of Ireland
  • Member, Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA)
  • Member, Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)
  • Member, Educational Research & Methods Division of the ASEE (ERM)
  • Member, Design & Engineering Education Division of the ASEE (DEED)
  • Member, Engineering Design Graphics Division of the ASEE (EDGD)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO), Technology Education Research Group (TERG)

Publications

Book Chapters

2016

The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
In Optimizing K-12 education through online and blended learning; Hershey, PA : IGI Global pp. 109-126

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education; pp. 1-15

Conference Publications

2016

Higher Education in Transformation Symposium
O'Connor, A., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Cleveland-Innes., M.
(2016) Higher Education in Transformation Symposium
Campbell, B., McNutt, L., & Hunter, B.(Ed.) Ontario, Canada

2016

International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education
Galway, Ireland

2016

32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
Seery, N., & Canty, D., O'Connor, A., Buckley, J., & Doyle, A.
(2016) 32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G.(Ed.) pp. 419-428 Utrecht, Netherlands
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2016

32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) 32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G.(Ed.) pp. 368-377 Utrecht, Netherlands

2015

29th Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2015) 29th Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
Chatoney, M.(Ed.) pp. 335-342 Marseille, France

2015

16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Seery, N., O'Connor, A., Canty, D., & Buckley, J.
(2015) 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Limerick, Ireland

2015

16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O'Connor, A., & Kelly, M.
(2015) 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Limerick, Ireland

2013

38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2013) 38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Limerick, Ireland

2013

14th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2013) 14th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Cork, Ireland