Primary Department
School of Computing
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Phone number:
01 700
Room Number

Academic biography

Monica Ward is the Dean of Teaching at Learning at DCU and was formerly the Assistant Head for Teaching Excellence in the School of Computing. She has extensive experience in teaching and assessment a range of subjects from technical to transversal skills modules.  She is a pioneer of the use of technology in education and she advocates a co-creation and culturally-responsive approach with academics and students. 

Her research interest include:

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (with a special focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages and Endangered Languages)
  • Computer Science Education
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Educational Technologies
  • Human Factors in Computing

Research interests

Monica is interested in CALL, Computer Science Education, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Educational Technologies, Computer Assisted Learning and Human Factors in Computing.

CALL CALL for Minorty and Endangered LanguagesCALL for IrishCALL for NawatNLP techniques in CALL CALL normalisation Software Engineering and CALL CALL in non-traditional contextsComputer Science EducationScholarship of Teaching and LearningInnovative approaches to assessment (Interactive Oral assessment)Students as Partners in AssessmentPeer review and feedbackChallenge Based LearningEducational TechnologiesVirtual Learning EnvironmentsOnline learningTools (e.g. boards)CAL CAI/CAL (Computer Assisted Instruction/Computer Assisted Learning) CAL in the primary school context (maths)CAL in the university contextHuman Computer Interaction (HCI) HCI for children HCI in the Primary School User Modelling User-Centered Design Language, Socio-Cultural Factors and Learning Socio-cultural factors and Irish Socio-cultural factors and Endangered Languages