Fiona O'Riordan

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Dr. Fiona O’Riordan, SFHEA, works as an Academic Developer in the Teaching Enhancement Unit at DCU. She has vast teaching experience in higher education across a host of programmes including Business, Computer Science and Education. Fiona is one of the founding members, and current committee member of the Irish Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP). She is one of two DCU National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN) members. In November 2022 Fiona began a four-year secondment with the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) as Educational Portfolio Coordinator. 

Fiona's current work areas are Challenge-Based Learning (including Hackathons), and assessment design to promote academic integrity with a particular focus on Interactive Oral Assessment.  Her research areas include assessment; challenge-based learning; academic integrity; and curriculum development. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Gillanders R.;Karazi S.;O’Riordan F. (2020) 'Loss aversion as a motivator for engagement with peer assessment'. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, . [DOI]
2020 O’Riordan F.;O’Sullivan Í.;Fitzpatrick M.;Keane M.;McAvinia C.;Risquez A. (2020) 'Structured professional development for academic developers: A collaborative approach'. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, . [DOI]
2018 O'Riordan F. (2018) 'Curriculum Development Discourse and Practice'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 256 :561-571.
2018 O'Riordan, F. (2018) 'Transformation Pedagogy through Curriculum Development Discourse'. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Vol. 23 (No.2):244-260. [Link] [DOI]
2017 O'Riordan, F. & Broughton, F. (2017) 'Care to Share? A study of the extent to which an expectation sharing and setting induction exercise is an effective pedagogical tool for first year law students'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), Vol. 9 (No. 1). [Link]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2017 O'Riordan, F. (2017) 'Authentic Assessment as a Change Catalyst' In: Teachers as learners: exploring the impact of accredited professional development on learning and teaching in Irish Higher Education. Dublin : AISHE. [Link]
2017 Hegarty, D. & O’Riordan, F. (2017) 'Demographic Trends: Possible Solutions to Urgent Higher Education Access Challenges' In: Ireland’s Yearbook of Education 2017-2018. Dublin : Education Matters. [Link]
2013 Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Raftery, D., O’Riordan, F., Harding, N., Cosgrave, R., Logan-Phelan, T. & Farrelly, T. (2013) 'An Investigation of Students’ Experiences of using Virtual Learning Environments: implications for academic professional development' In: Emerging Issues in Higher Education lll: From Capacity Building to Sustainability. Athlone : EDIN. [Link]
2013 O'Riordan, F., Bergin, S., McNutt, L., & Casey, K. (2013) 'Discourse and Connectivity: Capturing the Voice of Educators' In: Emerging Issues in Higher Education lll: From Capacity Building to Sustainability. Athlone : EDIN. [Link]
2013 O'Riordan, F. (2013) 'Internationalization: What is it?' In: Cosmopolitanism and Diversity: Concepts, Practices and Policies in Education Abroad. Boston, USA : CAPA International Education.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2019 Costelloe, L., Gormley, C. & O'Riordan, F. (2019) 'Walking the Talk: Academic developers reflect on the use of digital learning portfolios to support professional development' 20 (4) :11-14.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2019 O'Riordan, F. & Lowney. R. (2019) ICEP 2019 Reflections on 'Promoting Academic Integrity Week' UL, Limerick, [Link]
2019 ORiordan, F. (2019) ICEP 2019 Academic Development Provision: Impact and Sustainability Challenges UL, Limerick, [Link]
2018 Fitzpatrick, M., O’Riordan, F., McAvinia, C., O’Sullivan, I., Risquez, A., Keane, M. (2018) SEDA Motivations, outcomes and implications of structured professional development for academic developers – a collaborative approach
2018 O'Riordan, F., Glynn, M., Buckley, K. (2018) ICEP 2018 What can educators do to promote academic integrity? DCU, [Link]
2018 O’Riordan F., Fitzpatrick M., O’Sullivan I., Risquez A., McAvinia C. and Keane M. (2018) ICEP 2018 Structured professional development for academic developers: A collaborative approach [Link]
2017 O'Riordan, F. (2017) Learning Innovation Network (LIN) Authentic Assessment as a Change Catalyst in Curriculum Development. In The impact of accredited professional development in learning and teaching on assessment in Irish HE
2017 O'Riordan, F. (2017) International Conference of Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) Implementation of the Professional Development Framework: Industry Active Part-time Lecturers Experience [Link]
2016 O'Riordan, F. & Broughton, F. (2016) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) Care to Share: Expectation Sharing and Setting as a Pedagogical Tool to Aid Induction
2015 O'Riordan, F. (2015) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) Developing a Module in Mindfulness Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education [Link]
2014 O'Riordan, F. & O'Leary, E. (2014) IDRAC Conference in Lyon, France Benefits and Challenges of International Mobility in Higher Education

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2020 O'Riordan, F. & Lowney. R. (2020) QQI Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, and English Language Education Staff Promoting Academic Integrity Croke Park Conference Center, .
2018 O’Riordan, F., Buckley, K. and Glynn, M. (2018) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy 2018 What can educators do to promote academic integrity? DCU, Ireland, .
2019 O'Riordan, F., Costelloe, L., Gormley, C. (2019) WCOL 2019 Showcasing Professional Learning in ePortfolios Convention Center Dublin, .
2019 O'Riordan, F., Karazi, S. & Gillanders, R. (2019) WCOL 2019 Engaging Students Using Online Rubric and Peer Evaluation Convention Center Dublin, .
2019 O'Riordan, F. & Donaldson, L. (2019) WCOL 2019 Lifelong Learning with ePortfolios Convention Center Dublin, .
2019 O'Riordan, F. (2019) WCOL 2019 Professional Learning to Promote Academic Integrity Convention Center Dublin, .
2018 O'Riordan, F; Costelloe, L; & Glynn, M. (2018) EdTech Academic Integrity and Moodle IT Carlow, .
2018 O'Riordan, F; Costelloe, L. & Gormley, C. (2018) EdTech TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association Reflections on use of ePortfolios to support professional development: the academic developer perspective IT Carlow, .
2015 O'Riordan, F. (2015) Transformational Pedagogy through Curriculum Development Discourse, International Conference on Innovations, Shifts and Challenges in Learning Curriculum development UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, .
2012 Risquez, A., Cosgrave, R., Costello, E., Farrelly, T., Harding, N., Logan-Phelan, T., McAvinia, C., O'Riordan, F. & Raftery, D. (2012) EdTech Uptake and Usage of Virtual Learning Environments: Findings from a multi institutional student usage survey NUIM, .

Case

Year Publication
2017 O'Riordan, F. (2017) Professional Development with Industry Professionals. Dublin: CASE [Link]
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Committees

Committee Function From / To
EDIN 24/05/2018 - 24/05/2020
ICEP www.icep.ie 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018
EDIN 01/05/2016 - 24/05/2018

Other Activities

Description
ILTA Journal Reviewer
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal Reviewer
ICEP Paper Reviewer
EdTech Reviewer

Research Interests

curriculum development; engaging pedagogy; academic integrity; assessment strategies; transformative curriculum; diversity; internationalisation

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Network of Networks (EDIN) EDIN Chair 01/06/2016 01/09/2017
INTEGRITY TEU DCU are a Project Partner 01/10/2017 31/10/2019
Network of Networks (ICEP) Lead 01/06/2014 30/09/2015