Enda Donlon

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Biography

Dr. Enda Donlon is an Associate Professor in the school of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies at the DCU Institute of Education. He is a former president (2018-2020)  and vice-president (2016-2018) of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI), and has served on the national executive of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) from 2008-2019. He is currently the Irish representative on the Governing Council of the European Educational Research Association (EERA)

Enda mainly teaches on the use of ICT in teaching and learning, with a specific interest in the use of digital technologies in and for teacher education. He is a member of the steering group for the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) Digital Learning Research Network and for CREATE21 (Centre for Collaborative Research Across Teacher Education for the 21st Century). He is a winner of the DCU President's Award for Innovation (Academic and Research, 2014) and the DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (team award, 2021) and was a finalist for the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2014). Enda is the APF (Area of Professional Focus) leader for Digital Learning on the Doctor of Education Programme at DCU

Books

  Year Publication
2012 FaithConnect: Cuardach na Brí.
Walsh, O., Donlon, E., MacCártaigh, L., Travers, A., & Croatto, B. (2012) FaithConnect: Cuardach na Brí. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
2011 FaithConnect: The Search for Meaning.
Walsh, O., Donlon, E., MacCártaigh, L., Travers, A., & Croatto, B. (2011) FaithConnect: The Search for Meaning. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Meitheal: An Irish Case Study in Building a Virtual Community of Practice in Transitional Times'
Stone, S., Doyle, P., Donlon, E., Gormley, C., Walsh, E., O’Keeffe, N., O’Keeffe, M., Crean, A. & Ferguson, P. (2017) 'Meitheal: An Irish Case Study in Building a Virtual Community of Practice in Transitional Times' In: McDonald, J. & Cater-Steel, A (eds). Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education. Singapore: Springer. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Proceedings of The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium
Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T. & Kirwan, K (Ed.). (2017) Proceedings of The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium Dublin: Dublin City University. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Lost and found: The academic conference in pandemic and post-pandemic times'
Donlon, E (2021) 'Lost and found: The academic conference in pandemic and post-pandemic times'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'VLEs: A metaphorical history from sharks to limpets'
Farrelly, T., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2020) 'VLEs: A metaphorical history from sharks to limpets'. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020 (2):1-10 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Being and belonging: Student-teachers' contextual engagement in schools'
Donlon, E., McDonald, E., Fitzsimons, S., & Sexton, PJ. (2020) 'Being and belonging: Student-teachers' contextual engagement in schools'. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45 (6):95-113 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Collaboration, collation, and competition: Crowdsourcing a directory of educational technology tools for teaching and learning'
Donlon, E., Costello, E., & Brown, M. (2020) 'Collaboration, collation, and competition: Crowdsourcing a directory of educational technology tools for teaching and learning'. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 36 (3):41-55 [Details]
2020 '‘The Pandemic Will Not be on Zoom’: A Retrospective from the Year 2050'
Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., & Girme, P. (2020) '‘The Pandemic Will Not be on Zoom’: A Retrospective from the Year 2050'. Postdigital Science and Education, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Research ethics of twitter for MOOCs'
Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Brown, M. (2019) 'Research ethics of twitter for MOOCs'. Online Learning Journal, 23 (3):252-269 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The use of a custom-built online environment for communication with and support of student-teachers during school placement'
Donlon, E. (2019) 'The use of a custom-built online environment for communication with and support of student-teachers during school placement'. Teaching Education, 30 (1):1-15 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'A Strategic Response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge'
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2015) 'A Strategic Response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge'. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 16 (6):98-115 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 17th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL)
Kirwan, C., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2018) Computational Thinking and Online Learning: A Systematic Literature Review . In: Ntalianis, K, Andreatos, A., & Sgouropoulou, C eds. 17th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL) Athens, Greece, , 01-NOV-18 - 02-NOV-18 , pp.650-657 [Details]
2016 Show Me the Learning (Ascilite 2016)
Donlon, E., Brown, M. & Costello, E. (2016) Power of the Crowd: The Promise and Potential of Crowdsourcing for Education . In: Barker, S., Dawson, S., Pardo, S. & Colvin, C eds. Show Me the Learning (Ascilite 2016) Adelaide, , 27-NOV-16 - 30-NOV-16 , pp.206-211 [Details]
2016 Show Me the Learning (Ascilite 2016)
Costello, E., Binesh, N., Brown, M., Zhang, J., Giolla-Mhichíl, M.N., Donlon, E. & Lynn, T. (2016) Social Media #MOOC Mentions: Lessons for MOOC mentions from analysis of Twitter data . In: Barker, S., Dawson, S., Pardo, S. & Colvin, C eds. Show Me the Learning (Ascilite 2016) Adelaide, , 27-NOV-16 - 30-NOV-16 , pp.157-162 [Details]
2016 The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium
Donlon, E., Brown, M. & Costello, E. (2016) Harnessing the Crowd: Framing a Research Agenda . In: Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T. & Kirwan, K eds. The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium Dublin, , 01-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016)
Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E, Donlon, E., Kirwan, C. Gormley, C., & O Ciardubhain, C. (2016) Classifying the Irish 101 LMOOC . In: Khalil, M., Ebner, M., Kopp, M., Lorenz, A., & Kalz, M eds. European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016) Graz, Austria, , 22-FEB-16 - 24-FEB-16 , pp.439-446 [Details]
2016 MOOCs in Europe: Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2016) Story of MOOCs in the Irish media: Hold the front page . In: Jensen, D., & Konings, L eds. MOOCs in Europe: Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015 Maastricht, The Netherlands, , 30-NOV-15 - 30-NOV-15 , pp.26-35 [Details]
2016 Global Learn
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) MOOCs in the News: The ‘Real’ Story Behind the Irish Story Global Learn Limerick, , 28-APR-16 - 28-APR-16 , pp.337-345 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Leadership for Professional Learning,
Doyle, A., Donlon, E., Conroy Johnson, M., McDonald, E., & Sexton, PJ (2021) Re-imagining new possibilities for Teacher Placement for post-primary student teachers: the role of the assessor. [Oral Presentation], Leadership for Professional Learning, Online , 28-JUN-21 - 30-JUN-21 [Details]
2021 Possibilities in education: Re-imagining connections with people, purpose and place [ESAI2021],
Donlon, E., Conroy Johnson, M., Doyle, A., McDonald, E., & Sexton, PJ (2021) 'Presence accounted for?' Student-teachers establishing and experiencing 'presence' in online teaching environments. [Oral Presentation], Possibilities in education: Re-imagining connections with people, purpose and place [ESAI2021], Online , 25-MAR-21 - 26-MAR-21 [Details]
2021 Possibilities in education: Re-imagining connections with people, purpose and place [ESAI2021],
Doyle, A., Conroy Johnson, M., McDonald, E., Sexton, PJ, & Donlon, E. (2021) Re-imagining new possibilities for Teacher Placement for post-primary student teachers: the role of the assessor in the Classroom Based Assessments . [Oral Presentation], Possibilities in education: Re-imagining connections with people, purpose and place [ESAI2021], Online , 25-MAR-21 - 26-MAR-21 [Details]
2020 ESAI2020: Opening up Education: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities,
Donlon, E. (2020) Open while closed: Learnings from lockdown about teaching and technology. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], ESAI2020: Opening up Education: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities, Online , 03-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 ESAI2020: Opening up Education: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities,
Fitzsimons, S., Sexton, PJ, McDonald, E., & Donlon, E. (2020) Turning obstacles into opportunities: Research paving the path to good teaching. [Oral Presentation], ESAI2020: Opening up Education: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities, Online , 03-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 ECER2020: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities,
Farrell, R., Cowan, P., Roulston, S., Brown, M., Taggart, S., & Donlon, Enda (2020) Virtual reality in initial teacher education - a model of professional development. [Oral Presentation], ECER2020: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities, Glasgow [Conference Cancelled] [Details]
2019 Open Education Global Conference,
Farrell, O., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Conole, G., Donlon, E., & Trevaskis, S. (2019) Open, future, online teaching: enabling excellence in the student experience. [Oral Presentation], Open Education Global Conference, Milan, Italy , 26-NOV-19 - 28-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 SERA 2019: Creative Visions for Educational Futures,
Donlon, E., McDonald, E., Fitzsimons, S., & Sexton, PJ (2019) A tale of two timings: Student-teachers' contextual engagement in placement schools. [Oral Presentation], SERA 2019: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, University of Edinburgh, Scotland , 20-NOV-19 - 22-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning,
Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., & Costello, E. (2019) A Metaphorical Mapping of the Virtual Learning Environment Landscape. [Oral Presentation], 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Convention Centre, Dublin , 03-NOV-19 - 07-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning,
Gallagher, G., Brown, M., & Donlon, E. (2019) Caught in the middle: the experiences of educational technology leaders in Irish Higher Education. [Oral Presentation], 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Convention Centre, Dublin , 03-NOV-19 - 07-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning,
Farrell, O., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Trevaskis, S., Eccles, S., & Ní Shé, C. (2019) Plugging the Gap in CPD for Part-Time Online Teachers. [Oral Presentation], 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Convention Centre, Dublin , 03-NOV-19 - 07-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 OOFHEC2019: Blended and online education within European university networks,
Farrelly, T., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2019) Of Mice and Minivans: The use of Metaphors to deconstruct Virtual Learning Environments. [Oral Presentation], OOFHEC2019: Blended and online education within European university networks, Madrid, Spain , 16-OCT-19 - 18-OCT-19 [Details]
2019 ECER 2019: 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future',
Donlon, E., McDonald, E., Fitzsimons, S., & Sexton, PJ (2019) 'I Was an Equal at a Table of Teachers: The Significance of Contextual Engagement for Student-teachers on School Placement'. [Oral Presentation], ECER 2019: 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future', Hamburg, Germany , 03-SEP-19 - 06-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 ECER 2019 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future',
Roulston, S., Taggart, S., Brown, M., Cowan, P., Farrell, R., & Donlon, E (2019) Virtual and Augmented Reality and Initial Teacher Education students: Novelty or Game Changer. [Oral Presentation], ECER 2019 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future', Hamburg, Germany , 03-SEP-19 - 06-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 EdTech2019: The Digital Transformation of Irish Higher and Further Education – Real or Imagined?,
Farrell, O., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Conole, G., & Trevaskis, S. (2019) Mind the Gap: Supporting the professional development of part time online teachers. [Oral Presentation], EdTech2019: The Digital Transformation of Irish Higher and Further Education – Real or Imagined?, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland , 30-MAY-19 - 31-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 EdTech2019: The Digital Transformation of Irish Higher and Further Education – Real or Imagined?,
Gallagher, G., Brown, M., & Donlon, E. (2019) Between the rocks and hard places: exploring the experiences of educational technology leaders in Irish Higher Education. [Oral Presentation], EdTech2019: The Digital Transformation of Irish Higher and Further Education – Real or Imagined?, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland , 30-MAY-19 - 31-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge,
Farrell, O., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Conole, G., Donlon, E., & Trevaskis, S. (2019) #OpenTeach: Rising to the challenge of supporting part-time online teachers. [Oral Presentation], ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, Sligo, Ireland , 11-APR-19 - 13-APR-19 [Details]
2019 ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge,
Kirwan, C., Costello, E. & Donlon, E. (2019) Designing an introductory Computational Thinking course for post-primary students. [Oral Presentation], ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, Sligo, Ireland , 11-APR-19 - 13-APR-19 [Details]
2019 ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge,
Ní Áingléis, B., Donlon, E., O’Brien, S., Conroy Johnson, M., & Tillmanns, T. (2019) The design of an online communication learning and communication platform for placement settings: An exploratory case study. [Oral Presentation], ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, Sligo, Ireland , 11-APR-19 - 13-APR-19 [Details]
2019 ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge,
Sexton, PJ, Fitzsimons, S., McDonald, E., & Donlon, E. (2019) From passive to active learner engagement: A paradigm shift. [Oral Presentation], ESAI19: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, Sligo, Ireland , 11-APR-19 - 13-APR-19 [Details]
2019 [AERA2019] Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratise Evidence,
Donlon, E. (2019) Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge: Perspectives from Ireland. [Chaired Session], [AERA2019] Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratise Evidence, Toronto, Canada , 05-APR-19 - 09-APR-19 [Details]
2018 European Conference of E-Learning,
Kirwan, C., Costello, E. & Donlon, E. (2018) Computational Thinking and Online Learning: A Systematic Literature Review. [Oral Presentation], European Conference of E-Learning, Athens , 31-OCT-18 - 02-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices,
Donlon, E., & Brown, M. (2018) TEL Quality Matters: The Significance of Teacher Pedagogical Beliefs. [Oral Presentation], TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices, IT Carlow , 31-MAY-18 - 01-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 ESAI Conference 2018: Values and Purpose in Education,
Donlon, E., Costello, E. & Brown, M. (2018) Massive Open Online Courses for Teacher CPD: Potentials, Problems and Pedagogy. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Conference 2018: Values and Purpose in Education, Dublin , 05-APR-18 - 07-APR-18 [Details]
2018 ESAI Conference 2018: Values and Purpose in Education,
Costello, E., Donlon, E. & Brown, M. (2018) Open Goal: A case for Open Educational Practices. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Conference 2018: Values and Purpose in Education, Dublin , 05-APR-18 - 07-APR-18 [Details]
2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity- Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies,
Donlon, E., Brown, M. & Costello, E. (2017) Supercomplexity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Research Challenges for 21st Century Educators. [Oral Presentation], TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity- Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, IT Sligo, Ireland , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity- Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies,
Kirwan, C., Donlon, E. & Costello, E. (2017) Complexities of a Computational Thinking Age: Definitional Challenges. [Oral Presentation], TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity- Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, IT Sligo, Ireland , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Donlon, E., Brown, M. & Costello, E. (2017) The Next Big Thing: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E. & Nic Giolla-Mhichil, M. (2017) Finding Privacy in the Big Education Data Haystack. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Kirwan, C., Costello, E. & Donlon, E. (2017) Computational Thinking: Are we all on the same page?. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Nic Giolla-Mhichil, M. & Ward, M. (2017) [Symposium] Digital Learning Revisited: Exploring some of the big questions. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Brown, M., Costello, E. & Donlon, E. (2017) Opening up Education in Irish Universities: An analysis of institutional strategy and macro-level policy. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
McDonald, E., Donlon, E., Fitzsimons, S. & Sexton, PJ (2017) Between the classroom and the staffroom: the significance of contextual engagement for the school placement. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Sexton, PJ, Fitzsimons, S., McDonald, E. & Donlon, E. (2017) 'She was engaging, kind and understanding...she is why I aspire to be a teacher': A study of the reasons for joining the teaching profession. [Oral Presentation], Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, University College Cork, Ireland , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]
2016 The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium 2016,
Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016) Harnessing the Crowd: Framing a Research Agenda. [Oral Presentation], The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium 2016, The Helix, Dublin, Ireland , 01-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 Enhancing European Higher Education: “Opportunities and Impact of New Modes of Teaching”,
Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016) Why the Many are Smarter than the Few: Applications and Aspirations of Crowdsourcing for Education. [Oral Presentation], Enhancing European Higher Education: “Opportunities and Impact of New Modes of Teaching”, Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy , 19-OCT-16 - 21-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 Open Tech Labs Meetup: Open Education,
Donlon, E. (2016) Opening Up Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Open Tech Labs Meetup: Open Education, Dublin City University , 19-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2016,
Costello, E., Brown, M., Nair, B., Jingjing Zhang, Donlon, E., Ni Ghiolla Michil, M., & Lynn, T. (2016) Social Media #MOOC Mentions: Lessons for MOOC Research from Analysis of Twitter Data. [Oral Presentation], Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2016, University College Cork, Ireland , 14-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 Connect, Collaborate, Create (ALT-C Conference 2016),
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) The Open Academy initiative: Fostering an innovation culture with a local flavour. [Oral Presentation], Connect, Collaborate, Create (ALT-C Conference 2016), University of Warwick, UK , 06-SEP-16 - 08-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Connect, Collaborate, Create (ALT-C 2016),
Brown, M., Eamon Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nair, B., Ni Ghiolla Michil, M., Lynn, T., Jingjing Zhang, & Perris, K. (2016) Towards a Research Agenda of MOOCs in Twitter through Analysis of a Large Dataset. [Oral Presentation], Connect, Collaborate, Create (ALT-C 2016), University of Warwick, UK , 06-SEP-16 - 08-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC),
Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., Ward, M., & Butler, D. (2016) Massive Open Online Coding: Exploring the role of MOOCs for post-primary computing education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC), St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland , 16-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Butler, D., Hallissy, M., Donlon, E., Leahy, M., Hurley, J., & Brown, M. (2016) 21CLD MOOC: A triarchic response to teacher professional learning. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Shaping the Future: The DCU Open Academy Initiative. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Brown, M., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Building Digital Bridges: A Special Interest Group in Digital Learning of the Education Studies Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Costello, E., Lynn, T., Brown, M., Nair, B., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Rising or Falling? Tracing MOOC trends in social media. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Donlon, E. (2016) The wisdom of the crowd: A crowdsourcing approach to compiling a directory of teaching and learning tools. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2016) Researching Usability and Design in the Irish 101 MOOC. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016),
Stone, S., O'Keeffe, M., Gormley, C., Donlon, E., Ferguson, P., Doyle, P., Crean, A., & O'Keeffe, N. (2016) Meitheal - An old word for a new world: The challenges and opportunities of an online community of practice. [Oral Presentation], ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016), Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 e-Learning Africa: 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Butler, D., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Thinking Strategically about MOOCs: Developing an institutional response. [Oral Presentation], e-Learning Africa: 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training, Cairo, Egypt , 24-MAY-16 - 26-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 OER16: Open Culture,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Images of openness: A kaleidoscope of competing discourses. [Oral Presentation], OER16: Open Culture, University of Edinburgh, Scotland , 19-APR-16 - 20-APR-16 [Details]
2016 OER16: Open Cultures,
Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Kirwan, C. (2016) Irish 101 - Incorporating Cultural and Strategic Drivers. [Oral Presentation], OER16: Open Cultures, University of Edinburgh, Scotland , 19-APR-16 - 20-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016),
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Ciphered or shared? Questioning the role of the digital in opening up education [Digital Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium]. [Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016), Galway, Ireland , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016),
Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Land of the Learning Giants: The rise of MOOCs [Paper as part of Digital Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium]. [Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016), Galway, Ireland , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016),
Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016) Virtual Learning Environments: Locking in learning or opening educational opportunities? [Paper as part of Digital Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium]. [Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016), Galway, Ireland , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016),
Donlon, E., McDonald, E., Fitzsimons, S., Sexton, PJ., & Leonard, H. (2016) Being and Belonging: Student-Teachers’ Contextual Engagement in Placement Schools. [Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016), Galway, Ireland , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016),
Sexton, PJ, Donlon, E., Fitzsimons, S., McDonald, E., & Leonard, H. (2016) Longitudinal Study on Student- Teachers' Understanding of Teacher Identity. [Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016), Galway, Ireland , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Moodle in the Age of the MOOC: The DCU Open Academy initiative. [Oral Presentation], MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016, London, England , 22-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16 [Details]
2015 WOW Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015) Hold the Front Page: The story of MOOCs in the Irish media. [Invited Oral Presentation], WOW Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs, Rome, Italy , 30-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015) MOOCs in the Media: The story behind the story. [Oral Presentation], The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, FernUniversitat, Hagen , 29-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference,
Brown, M., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2015) The VLE and Open Education: Problems, potentials and practicalities. [Oral Presentation], The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, FernUniversitat, Hagen , 29-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 ALT-C 2015: Shaping the Future of Learning Together,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2015) Why Institutions adopt MOOCs: Breaking down traditional barriers or reproducing privilege. [Oral Presentation], ALT-C 2015: Shaping the Future of Learning Together, Manchester, England , 08-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Expanding Learning Scenarios (EDEN 2015 Annual Conference),
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giollamhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015) What to do about MOOCs: Beyond the fear of missing out. [Oral Presentation], Expanding Learning Scenarios (EDEN 2015 Annual Conference), Barcelona , 09-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 EdTech 2015 - Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giollamhichil, M. (2015) The many shades of MOOCs: An analysis of high level strategic drivers. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2015 - Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities, University of Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 EdTech 2015 - Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities,
Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2015) What’s on the horizon for the VLE: Extinction or evolution?. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2015 - Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities, University of Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giollamhichil, M., & Kirwan, C (2015) MOOCs in Irish media: Messages behind the story. [Oral Presentation], Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium, Dublin City University , 01-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future,
Sexton, PJ., Leonard, H., Donlon, E., Fitzsimons, S., & McDonald, E. (2015) An analysis of the levels of reflection attained by student teachers on School Placement. [Oral Presentation], Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future, Carton House, Maynooth , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
2015 Beyond the Horizon – Technology in Education,
Cronin, C., Donlon, E., Donnelly, C., Galvin, C., & Ni Bhroin, C., & Webb, A. (2015) Plenary Panel Discussion: Are we there yet? Approaching the Horizon. [Invited Oral Presentation], Beyond the Horizon – Technology in Education, GMIT, Galway , 28-FEB-15 [Details]
2014 EXCITED Learning Festival 2014,
Butler, D., Donlon, E., Egan, A., Galvin, C., & Leahy, M. (2014) Discussion: A Digital Strategy for Ireland’s Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], EXCITED Learning Festival 2014, Dublin Castle , 30-MAY-14 - 31-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 Eurovision 2020: Technology Enhanced Learning for a New Horizon,
Donlon, E. (2014) The Use of the METIS 'E-File' for Compiling and Reviewing Online School Placement Portfolios. [Oral Presentation], Eurovision 2020: Technology Enhanced Learning for a New Horizon, University College Dublin , 29-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning 2014,
Donlon, E. (2014) METIS: An Online Environment for Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning 2014, University College Dublin , 29-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
Donlon, E. (2014) The Use of an Online 'E-File' for the Compilation and Review of School Placement Portfolios. [Oral Presentation], Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14 [Details]
2013 National RE Congress 2013,
Donlon, E., & Travers, A. (2013) Digital Storytelling and Religious Education. [Oral Presentation], National RE Congress 2013, Mater Dei Institute of Education , 05-OCT-13 - 05-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 Maximising Safety on a Shrinking Budget,
Donlon, E. (2013) Using Web-based Resources to Deliver Safety Initiatives. [Invited Oral Presentation], Maximising Safety on a Shrinking Budget, University of Limerick , 26-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Opening up Education: Resources, Learning, Collaboration,
Donlon, E. (2013) An Investigation of a Custom-built Online Environment for Initial Teacher Education. [Oral Presentation], Opening up Education: Resources, Learning, Collaboration, University College, Cork , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact,
Donlon, E. (2013) Considerations of the Communicative Attributes of an Online Environment for Teaching Practice. [Oral Presentation], Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact, Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick , 21-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13 [Details]
2012 Educational Research in a Time of Transformation,
Donlon, E. (2012) The role of a custom-built online environment for teaching practice (METIS) in providing a research base for Initial Teacher Education. [Oral Presentation], Educational Research in a Time of Transformation, University College Cork/River Lee Hotel, Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12 [Details]
2011 National RE Congress 2011,
Donlon, E., & Travers, A. (2011) Technology at the Service of Catechesis. [Oral Presentation], National RE Congress 2011, Tralee, Co. Kerry , 07-OCT-11 - 09-OCT-11 [Details]
2011 Staff-Student Engagement in Education (STage) Conference,
Donlon, E. (2011) METIS: An online environment to support studentsand staff within a programme of Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Staff-Student Engagement in Education (STage) Conference, Dublin City University , 13-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education,
Donlon, E. (2011) METIS: Facilitating Initial Teacher Education in a Digital Age. [Oral Presentation], Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 Storytelling in Education,
Donlon, E. (2011) Sharing Stories with Edmodo, a Social Learning Platform for Students and Teachers. [Oral Presentation], Storytelling in Education, Tipperary Institute , 14-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2011,
Donlon, E., & Travers, A. (2011) Catechesis in a Digital Age. [Oral Presentation], Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2011, Anaheim Convention Centre, Anaheim, California , 18-MAR-11 - 20-MAR-11 [Details]
2010 The Future of Education in Ireland - Irish Teaching and Learning Festival,
Donlon, E. (2010) These are a few of our favourite things - CESI Presentation. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Future of Education in Ireland - Irish Teaching and Learning Festival, Citywest Conference Centre, Dublin , 15-OCT-10 - 16-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 Wisdom of the Crowd,
Donlon, E. (2010) Elgg: Safer Social Networking for Schools. [Oral Presentation], Wisdom of the Crowd, Tipperary Institute , 15-MAY-10 [Details]
2010 CT2 - CESI Annual Conference 2010,
Donlone, E. (2010) Online Applications for Slideshows and Movies. [Oral Presentation], CT2 - CESI Annual Conference 2010, Portlaoise College , 05-FEB-10 - 06-FEB-10 [Details]
2009 Religious Education Congress 2009,
Donlone, E., & Walsh, O. (2009) FaithConnect: Interactive Religious Education. [Oral Presentation], Religious Education Congress 2009, Fairways Hotel, Dundalk , 02-OCT-09 - 04-OCT-09 [Details]
2009 2020 Vision: Changing Learning Futures through Technology,
Donlon, E. (2009) Better Needles, Fewer Haystacks. [Oral Presentation], 2020 Vision: Changing Learning Futures through Technology, National College of Ireland , 21-MAY-09 - 22-MAY-10 [Details]
2009 Digital Literacy,
Donlon, E. (2009) Creative Technology for Challenging Times. [Oral Presentation], Digital Literacy, Tipperary Institute , 16-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 Teaching - Learning - Technology: Gaining Vision,
Donlon, E. (2009) The Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard Explored. [Oral Presentation], Teaching - Learning - Technology: Gaining Vision, Coláiste de hIde, Dublin , 13-FEB-09 - 14-FEB-09 [Details]
2008 Breaking the Barriers (ILTA Conference 2008),
Donlon, E. (2008) Screencasting: Show Me and I will Remember. [Oral Presentation], Breaking the Barriers (ILTA Conference 2008), Dundalk Institute of Technology , 22-MAY-08 - 23-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 Teachers using ICT,
Donlon, E. (2008) Static vs Dynamic: The Content Management approach to Web Publishing for Education. [Oral Presentation], Teachers using ICT, Coláiste de hIde, Dublin , 08-FEB-08 - 09-FEB-08 [Details]
2005 Express Yourself,
Donlon, E. (2005) Multimedia Authoring with Matchware Mediator. [Oral Presentation], Express Yourself, Coláiste de h-Íde, Dublin , 11-FEB-05 - 12-FEB-05 [Details]
2002 Information Technology in Teacher Education,
Donlon, E., Holmes, B., Kelly, J., Meehan, M., & Seaver, P. (2002) 21st Century Schools. [Oral Presentation], Information Technology in Teacher Education, Trinity College, Dublin , 16-JUL-02 - 18-JUL-02 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2019 Teaching online is different: critical perspectives from the literature.
Ní Shé, C., Farrell, O., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Trevaskis, S., & Eccles, S. (2019) Teaching online is different: critical perspectives from the literature. Dublin City University, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2020 5 Tips to Help You Plan an Online Conference.
Donlon, E (2020) 5 Tips to Help You Plan an Online Conference. Blog [Details]

Online Article

  Year Publication
Teachnet Learning Blog: Numerous Posts.
Donlon, E Teachnet Learning Blog: Numerous Posts. Online Article [Details]
CESI Website: Several DigiTeach Articles.
Donlon, E CESI Website: Several DigiTeach Articles. Online Article [Details]

Multimedia

  Year Publication
2016 Project 252.
Donlon, E. (2016) Project 252. Multimedia [Details]
2011 FaithConnect.
Donlon, E., & Walsh, O. (2011) FaithConnect. Multimedia [Details]
2003 Logos: Communities of Faith in Ireland Today.
Cullen, S., Donlon, E., McGrady, A., & Mullally, A. (2003) Logos: Communities of Faith in Ireland Today. Multimedia [Details]
2001 Logos.
Cullen, S., Donlon, E., McGrady, A., & Mullally, A. (2001) Logos. Multimedia [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 DCU President’s Award for Innovation (Winner: Academic & Research Category) Dublin City University
2014 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (Finalist) Irish Learning Technology Association

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member of National Executive 01-MAR-11 /
Computers in Education Association of Ireland (CESI) Member of National Executive 01-MAR-09 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Centre for Collaborative Research Across Teacher Education for the 21st Century (CREATE21) Member of Steering Group 2016 / Ongoing
Interim Faculty Board, Faculty of Education, DCU Board Member 2015 / 2016
National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) Digital Learning Research Network Member of Steering Group 2014 / Ongoing

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2012 Institute of Education, University of London Ph.D.
2003 Trinity College, Dublin M.Sc (I.T. in Education)

Enterprise Engagement

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2016
Invited talk/presentation Learning Tech Labs Invited presentation to Learning Tech Labs (a community of technologists, designers, educators and entrepreneurs who come together to share knowledge) Meetup.

2010
Consultancy Veritas Publishing Consultancy: Design, construction and implementation of FaithConnect (https://www.faithconnect.ie) virtual environment

2008
Consultancy National Centre for Technology in Education Consultancy: Scoilnet Blogs, a blog publishing platform for schools.

Research Interests

  • Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0
  • Virtual Environments for Teaching and Learning
  • Social Media Skills as Transferable Skills
  • The Role of Technolgy in programmes of Initial Teacher Education
  • The Role of Reflection for Professional Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • Open Source Technology for Education
  • Communications Theory

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Kirwan , Colette PhD Supervisor
Gallagher , Gerard PhD-track Supervisor
Haren , John PhD-track Supervisor
Parysz , Maria Anna PhD-track Supervisor
Timmons , Fergus Doctor of Education Supervisor
Nelson , Jim PhD-track Supervisor