Monica Ward

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Monica Ward is 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

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2020 Monica Ward; (2020) 'CALL research in the primary school setting – problems, possibilities, and potential' In: [DOI]
2019 Monica Ward; (2019) 'Joining the blocks together – an NLP pipeline for CALL development' In: [DOI]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2019 Ward M.;Mozgovoy M.;Purgina M. (2019) 'Can wordbricks make learning Irish more engaging for students?'. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 9 (2):20-39. [DOI]
2018 Ward M. (2018) 'Qualitative research in less commonly taught and endangered language CALL'. Language Learning and Technology, 22 (2):116-132. [DOI]
2004 Ward M. (2004) 'The additional uses of CALL in the endangered language context'. ReCALL, 16 (2):345-359. [DOI]
2003 Ward M.;Genabith J. (2003) 'CALL for endangered languages: Challenges and rewards'. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21 (1):233-258. [DOI]
2002 Ward M. (2002) 'Reusable XML technologies and the development of language learning materials'. ReCALL, 14 (2):285-294. [DOI]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2018 Ward M.;Abubacker N. (2018) 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference, NCC 2018 Effective Utilisation of VLE with Joint Multinational Postgraduate Programme [DOI]
2017 Purgina, M;Mozgovoy, M;Ward, M (2017) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SUPPORTED EDUCATION (CSEDU), VOL 1 Learning Language Grammar with Interactive Exercises in the Classroom and Beyond [DOI]
2016 Ward, M (2016) EDULEARN16: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES UNDERGRADUATE TRANSITION PROBLEMS AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM
2016 Ward, Monica and Costello, Eamon (2016) Global Learn Education Reform with Technology-Difficult but Worth the Effort?
2016 Ward, M (2016) 2016 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN SYSTEM INTERACTIONS (HSI) Using Animated Visualisation in Computer Assisted Language Learning
2016 Ward M. (2016) Proceedings - 2016 9th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2016 Using animated visualisation in Computer Assisted Language Learning [DOI]
2015 Ward, M (2015) EDULEARN15: 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES LIGHT-TOUCH GAMIFICATION FOR MATHS IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL
2014 Ward, M (2014) EDULEARN14: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES USING A VARIETY OF TECHNOLOGIES TO TEACH COMPUTER HARDWARE
2014 Maritxalar, M;Donnchadha, EU;Foster, J;Ward, M (2014) HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND LINGUISTICS Quizzes on Tap: Exporting a Test Generation System from One Less-Resourced Language to Another [DOI]
2014 Maritxalar M.;Uí Donnchadha E.;Foster J.;Ward M. (2014) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Quizzes on tap: Exporting a test generation system from one less-resourced language to another [DOI]
2002 Ward M. (2002) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2002 Issues in the design, construction and use of Language Resources (LR) for endangered languages (ELs)

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2017 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Nic Giolla-Mhichil, M. & Ward, M. (2017) Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice [Symposium] Digital Learning Revisited: Exploring some of the big questions University College Cork, Ireland, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2016 Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., Ward, M., & Butler, D. (2016) Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC) Massive Open Online Coding: Exploring the role of MOOCs for post-primary computing education in Ireland St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, 16/06/2016-17/06/2016.

Book Review

Year Publication
2016 Ward, M (2016) Endangered languages and new technologies. NEW YORK: BREV [DOI]

Review Articles

Year Publication
2006 Ward M. (2006) Using software design methods in CALL. REV [DOI]
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
EUROCALL Member -
INGENIC (Irish Network for Gender Equality in Computing) DCU's representative -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2018 Teaching Fellowship Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Third Level Computing Forum (TLCF) -
Department of Education and Skills Leaving Cert Computer Science Framework Implementation Support Group 13/03/2020 -
Quality Promotions Committee 01/01/2018 -
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment - Leaving Cert Computer Science Curriculum Development Group 06/03/2017 - 21/05/2018
DCU PNU School of Computing Steering Committee 01/01/2017 - 31/08/2020

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Spanish Fluent Functional Fluent
Japanese Basic Basic Functional
Arabic Basic Basic Basic
Irish Basic Basic Functional
French Functional Basic Functional

Reviews

Journal Role
Computer Assisted Language Learning Reviewer

Research Interests

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





Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Thangaraj ,Jagadeeswaran PhD-track Supervisor
Xu ,Liang PhD-track Supervisor

Teaching Interests

A range of computing subjects from Computer systems to transversal skills modules.

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Computer Systems CA103
2022 Collaboration and Innovation CA120
2022 Collaboration and Innovation (GDWT) CA5120
2020 Communication Skills CA360