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Mr. Adrian O'Connor

B. Tech (Ed)

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 Chapter

2016

The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
Optimizing K-12 education through online and blended learning

Conference Publication

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
O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.

2016

Higher Education in Transformation Symposium
O’Connor, A., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Cleveland-Innes., M.

2016
2015

29th Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference
O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.

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
Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O’Connor, A., & Kelly, M.

2013

Peer Reviewed Journal

2016

The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
International Journal Of Technology And Design Education