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Alison Egan PhD

alison egan

Contact

Telephone
01 8057787
Location
St Mary's, Room 99

Rannóg/Section

Director, IT & eLearning

 

Qualifications

PhD (DUB) Education, 2018

MSc (DUB) Technology & Education, 2009

Dip. (DIT) Training & Development, 2000

Dip. (Wales) Legal Studies, 1993

B.A  (NUI) Mode One English, 1992

Research / Professional Interests

M. Sc Year One - Teaching Legal Irish, A Blended Solution to a Statutory Problem.

M. Sc Year Two - Dissertation Topic - The Use of User Generated Digital Audio Learning Objects (podcasts) and their effect on student engagement with VLEs.

PhD 2018 Use of Technology by Pre-Service Teachers, A Mixed Methods Study, University of Dublin, Trinity College - School of Education, under the supervision of Dr. Keith Johnston.

CRITE Research Group (Centre for Research in IT in Education), Trinity College Dublin - Invited Research Associate.

SIG Chair - International Education, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2019 et. seq.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Egan, A. & Gurhy, A. (2020).A sequential explanatory mixed methods study of pre-service teachers’ experiences of and attitudes to coding in Ireland. In . Gary H. Marks & . Denise Schmidt-Crawford (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 524-529). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). 

Egan, A., Fitzgibbon, A., Johnston, K., & Oldham, E. (2019). Pre-Service Teachers’ Technological Self-Efficacy : An Irish Perspective. In D. Gibson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2019 (pp. 149 - 158): Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. doi:http://www.learntechlib.org/p/210591/

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham, E. (2019). Pre-Service Teachers' Technological Self-Efficacy - an Irish Perspective. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1474-1483). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). 

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham, E. (2018). Factors influencing Pre-Service Teachers' Use of Technology - Mind the Gap. In E.Langran & J.Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (pp. 1377-1382). Washington DC, USA: Association for the Advancements of Computing in Education (AACE). 

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham, E. (2017). Use of Technology by Irish Pre-Service Teachers on School Placement - an Irish Perspective, INTED 2017 Proceedings, (pp. 1345-1354). Valencia, Spain, International Technology, Education & Development Conference (INTED).

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A. & Oldham, E. (2015). Using ePortfolios in a College of Education - an interim report. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1617-1623). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham, E. (2015). Professional Use of Technology on School Placement - an Irish study. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 2040-2047). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A. & Oldham, E. (2014). Technology Acceptance and ePortfolios: An Intervention in a College of Education. in Proceedings of INTED 2014 Conference, 10th to 12th March, Valencia, Spain (pp. 6328 - 6336). Edited by L.Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy, ISBN 978-84-616-8412-0

Egan, A., Johnston, K., FitzGibbon, A. & Oldham, E. (2014). So You're a Technology Expert - What can you do?. in Proceedings of INTED 2014 Conference, 10th to 12th March, Valencia, Spain (pp. 6167 - 6176). Edited by L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy, ISBN 978-84-616-8412-0

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Oldham, E., Girvan, C. & Hallissy, M. (2013). A Vision for Education in 2026 – the Views of a Cohort of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 1275-1282). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A. & Oldham, E. (2013). Teacher Identified Uses of Technology in the Classroom - an Irish cohort. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 5034-5039). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Girvan, C., & Oldham, E. (2012). Self-Reported Competency and Technology Acceptance: Investigating the Relationship for a Cohort of Irish Pre-Service Teachers. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012, Austin, Texas, USA. (pp. 3210 -3217). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

FitzGibbon, A., Egan, A., Oldham, E., & Girvan, C. (2012). What Should We Investigate Next? A Scoping Exercise to Identify Variables of Relevance in Teachers’ Views on Technology-Related Issues. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012, Austin, Texas, USA. (pp. 3218 -3223). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Egan, A. & FitzGibbon, A. (2010).Preservice teachers' vision of ICT in the classroom. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3226-3231). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


Conference Presentations

Egan, A. (2013). Teacher Identified Uses of Technology in the Classroom in All-Ireland Doctoral Conference 2013, 17th & 18th May, University College Dublin.
Egan, A. (2011). Digital Learning Objects & Pre-Service Teachers in Proceedings of EdTech 2011,National Conference,June Waterford.
Egan, A. (2011). Digital Learning Objects & Pre-Service Teachers in Proceedings of EDEN 2011, European Distance Education Network, June, Dublin.
Egan, A. (2011). Digital Learning Objects & Pre-Service Teachers: A Step too Far? Paper accepted to E-Learn 2011, Rome
Egan, A. (2010).Pre-Service Student Teachers "Vision" of ICT in their Future Classrooms. Proceedings of Computers in Education Society of Ireland National Conference, 2010 accessible at http://www.cesi.ie/node/244

 

Funded Projects & Awards

ICT Excellence Award, 2006 - Best use of Open Source Software (Moodle) - Equal Status Online Project.

National Forum for Teaching & Learning, Funded Project - Digital Skills in Action, 2016. Website https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/project/digital-skills-in-action/

National Forum for Teaching & Learning, Funded Project - GTA Online Learning, 2017. Website https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/project/alignment-and-development-of-an-online-programme-for-graduate-teaching-assistants/

National Forum for Teaching & Learning, Funded Project - Teachers' Research Exchange (T-Rex), 2018 - 2020. Website https://www.t-rex.ie/

Education International, Brussels - Report on "A Review of Technology in Teacher Education" 2019 - 2020.  Website https://www.ei-ie.org/

Erasmus + Knowledge Alliance - EKT Project 2019 - 2022. Website https://ektproject.eu/