Dr Marion Palmer

Head of Department of Technology and Psychology

Dr  Marion Palmer

e mail: marion.palmer@iadt.ie
phone: 01 239 4732

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

Doctorate of Education. Queens University Belfast.
Masters in Education. Trinity College Dublin.
Diploma in Education. University of London, Institute of Education.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education. University of London, Kings College.
B.A (Mod) Experimental Physics. Trinity College, Dublin.


Membership of Professional Bodies
Institute of Physics - Chartered Physicist.

Women in Technology and Science (WITS).
Educational Studies Association of Ireland.
Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN).
All Ireland Society for Higher Education. (AISHE).
Staff and Educational Developers Association (SEDA)UK.
Society for Research into Higher Education. (SRHE) UK.
Irish Learning Technology Association. (ILTA).
Association for Learning Technology (ALT)(UK).
Society for the Teaching of Psychology APA Division 2 (US).


Marion is chair of WITS Women in Technology and Science in 2014.

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Area of Expertise

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Assessment in Higher Education
ELearning
Instructional design
Primary Science
Physics Education.
Physics (science)

Marion is chair of IADT Teaching and Learning Committee.

Marion is the IADT representative on the Blackrock Education Centre Management Committee.

Marion was a member of the Council of HETAC the Higher Education and Training Awards Council between 2006 and 2012.

Marion is chair of the Coordination Group for the SIF1 Learning Innovation Network project www.lin.ie.

Marion was chair of EDIN the Educational Developers in Ireland Network www.edin.ie for 2009/2011.

Marion is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

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Teaching and Research

Marion is a member of the Board of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education www.teachingandlearning.ie.

Marion is a Fellow of the UK Staff and Educational Development Association SEDA.

Marion was a 2011 National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Award of Teaching Excellence winner.

Marion researched Teaching in Institutes of Technology for her doctoral dissertation.

Marion teaches Learning and Instruction on Year 4 of DL141 BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology at IADT.

Marion co-ordinates the LIN Certificate in Learning and Teaching (AIT) and the LIN Certificates in Technology Enhanced Learning and Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation for staff at IADT.

Marion attended the SEDA Summer School 2012 Academic Development for the Digital University at Cumberland Lodge Windsor from 9-11 July, Twitter #SEDASS12.

In 2011-2012 Marion took part in two online courses. The first was an Oxford Brookes OSCLD Teaching Online Course and the second was the DRHEA Online Assessment and Feedback course.

Marion and Dr Irene Connolly are supervising Marianne Checkley as she researches how iScoil an online learning community works with young learners.

Marion and Dr Olivia Hurley supervised Patrick Healy as he researched the effect of motivation on the self-confidence and anxiety levels of athletes. Patrick submitted his thesis in December 2013.

Marion and Dr Grainne Kirwan supervised Kevin Power as he researched cognitive training for older adults. Kevin was awarded his masters degree in November 2011.

Marion supervised Sean McGagh of IT Sligo as he researched Supervision and Assessment of Undergraduate Dissertations, a 2011 MALT research project for WIT. Marion supervised Kevin Collins of IT Sligo as he researched Online Multiple Choice Tests in Engineering, a 2010 MALT research project for Waterford Institute of Technology.

Marion is a member of the reviewer panel for Innovations in Education and Teaching International.

Marion is a member of the reviewer panel of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html. She is a member of the review board of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/index.cfm and reviews papers for the journal.

Marion is a regular reviewer for conference abstracts. In 2012/2013 she has reviewed abstracts for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology 2013 APA Div 2 conference programme and for the BERA September 2013 conference programme. In 2011/2012 she reviewed abstracts for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology 2012 APA Div 2 conference programme. In 2010/2011 she reviewed abstracts for the BERA September 2011 conference, for the LIN/NAIRTL 2010 conference and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology 2011 APA Div 2 conference programme. In 2009/2010 she reviewed abstracts for the LIN 2009 conference,for the NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference 2009 and for EdTech2010. In 2008/2009 she reviewed abstracts for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology 2009 APA Div 2 conference programme, for the British Educational Research Association Conference September 2009 (Higher Education SIG), and for EdTech2009.

In September 2012 Marion was a member of the College Teaching Awards panel for DIT College of Arts and Tourism. In 2011 Marion was the external member of the DIT Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy projects panel.

Marion Palmer presented on the topic of Authentic Assessment at the 2012 HECA conference on 20 April 2012. She previously chaired a workshop on Assessment and Standards at the Higher Education Colleges Association conference on 15 April 2011. These conferences enable the private higher education providers to share good practice in higher education.

Marion is an external examiner for the First Year Transition Modules for the IT Sligo BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice/BA(Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education from 2012/2013.

Marion was an external examiner for the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in eLearning at the National College of Ireland from 2007 to 2009.

Workshops and seminars
In 2011/2012 Marion and Dr Jen Harvey of DIT led an Assessment Seminar at IT Sligo on Assessment and Feedback on 18 November. Marion, Dr Jen Harvey and Dr Liam Boyle led a workshop on Academic Professional Development within the LIN framework: Collaborative Planning for a shared future at the 4th Learning Innovation Network Conference, Ashling Hotel, Dublin on 27 October.

In 2010/2011 Marion and Dr Jen Harvey of DIT led an assessment workshop at ITT Dublin (September 2010) and presented an IT Sligo online webinar (December 2010). In May 2011 Marion and Jen led an interactive session on Exploring critical incidents in assessment for educational developers at the Spring SEDA www.seda.ac.uk conference in Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. In June 2011 Marion and Jen led workshops on assessment at IT Blanchardstown for the Department of Business and the 2011 DRHEA eLearning Summer School.

In 2009/2010 Marion led workshops on assessment at IT Carlow November 2009, IT Carlow - Wexford Campus November 2009, Athlone Institute of Technology December 2009, DIT LTTC February 2010.
For the DRHEA eLearning Summer School in June 2010 Marion and Dr Jen Harvey of DIT facilitated a workshop on assessment.

Marion was an advisor to the Discover Primary Science.www.primaryscience.ie between 2002 and 2009.

Marion was the educational consultant for the IPHA Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association Medicines and You programme in 2005-2006.

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Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications
Dalton, G., Connolly, I. and Palmer, M. (2013). Capturing lectures: Using multimedia lecture captures to promote learning. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

Tierney, R. and Palmer, M. (2013). Participation, interaction and learner satisfaction in a professional practice wiki for teachers. In A. Power and G. Kirwan (eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader. Psychology Press.

Palmer, M. (2013). Putting Research into Practice: The Development of Teaching and Learning at IADT 2009-2013. In Perspective Anthology of IADT Research and Practice 2013. Dublin: IADT, pp. 102-107.

Palmer, M. (2012). Purposeful Pessimism in the Integration of Technology: A Case Study in IADT. In Hughes, J. and Tan, E. (eds) The Dynamic Curriculum: Shared Experiences of Ongoing Curricular Change in Higher Education. Dublin: Dublin City University.

Palmer, M. (2012). Sustainability through Integration - Sustaining the Flexible Learning Approach in IADT. In Thorn, R., Glynn, M. and Campbell, C. (eds) Enhancing Flexibility in Higher Education. A Report on the Supported Flexible Learning Project undertaken by the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, pp. 86-89. Retrieved from http://www.ioti.ie/about-us/flexible-learning-project.

Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011). A comparison of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults. In B.K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard & G. Riva (Eds.) Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences (pp. 98-102). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011). The use of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults [Abstract]. Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation, 4, 157-159.

Cosgrave, R., Risquez, A., Logan-Phelan, T., Farrelly, T., Costello, E., Palmer, M., McAvinia, C., Harding, N. and Vaughan, N. (2011) Usage and Uptake of Virtual Learning Environments in Ireland: Findings from a Multi Institutional Study, AISHE-J The All-Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 3(1).

Palmer, M. (2011) Academic Professional Development in IADT – the pilot Certificate in Learning and Teaching with Athlone Institute of Technology. In Designing together: effective strategies for creating a collaborative curriculum to support academic professional development, Fitzpatrick, N. and Harvey, J. (Eds) Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, pp.140-155 .

Harding, N and Palmer, M., (2011) Embedding core values in practice: the AIT/IADT experience. In Designing together: effective strategies for creating a collaborative curriculum to support academic professional development, Fitzpatrick, N. and Harvey, J. (Eds) Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, pp 91-105 .

Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2010). Use of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Third Edition Abbreviated (WMS-III Abbreviated) with older adults. Irish Psychologist Magazine, 36(8), 202 -203.

Palmer, M. and Heagney, C. (2008) Reflections on Conversations as a Catalyst for Change 2003-2007. In Higgs, B. and McCarthy, M., Emerging Issues II The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. Cork: NAIRTL.

Conference Presentations and Posters
Palmer, M. (2013). Enabling active learning in science – the role of media. Presentation to the Media and Learning 2013 Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 13 December 2013.

Cosgrave, R., Risquez, A., Raftery, D., Logan-Phelan, T., Costello, E., Harding, N., Palmer, M., McAvinia, C., Farrelly, (2013) Evolution of the VLE in Irish Higher Education: The Student Perspective. Paper presented to the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Conference 2013. October 23rd-24th 2013, Paris, France.

Harding, N. and Palmer, M. (2013). Capstone module, reflection, action, evidence and review. Presentation at 6th LIN Conference, Dublin, 17 October 2013.

Palmer, M. and Harvey J. (2013). Learning from practice – developing an overview of lecturer’s learning needs in terms of assessment. Presentation at 4th International Conference on Assessment, Birmingham, UK, June 2013.

Hamilton, R., Palmer, M. and Fox-Hamilton, N. (2013). Designing Teaching and Learning Materials: Transitions from default to universal design. In AHEAD 2013 Is Universal Design any of my business? Conference proceedings 12-13 March 2013. Dublin: AHEAD Educational Press, pp. 40-43. Retrieved from http://www.ahead.ie/userfiles/file/shop/free/Conference%20Publication%202013.pdf.

Hamilton, R., Palmer, M. and Fox-Hamilton, N. (2013) Designing Teaching and Learning Materials: Transitions from Default to Universal Design. Presentation at AHEAD Annual Conference, Croke Park Dublin, March 2013.

Healy, P., Hurley, O. A. and Palmer, M. (2012). Effect of Perceived Motivational Climate and Achievement Goal Orientation on Anxiety and Self-confidence. Presentation at PSI Annual Conference, Galway November 2012.

Palmer, M. (2012). Learning as a Threshold Concept for Teaching. Poster at the NAIRTL 6th International Threshold Concepts conference
Trinity College Dublin.

Barton, H. and Palmer, M. (2012) Digital natives are human too – what cyberpsychology can tell us about the student experience of learning with technologies. Presentation at EdTech2012, NUIM 31 May 2012.

Palmer. M. (2012) Authentic assessment. Presentation at Higher Education Colleges Association conference 20 April 2012.

Harvey, J. and Palmer, M. (2011) Managing a time effective assessment process to maximise a quality learning experience. Presentation at 4th Learning Innovation Network conference, Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 27 October.

Palmer, M. (2011) How can IADT sustain the Flexible Learning project post funding? Sustainability through integration
IADT Flexible Learning Case Study. Presentation at SIF2 IOTI/DIT Flexible Learning Case Study Workshop, Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 26 October.

Barton, H., Palmer, M., Riddell, L. and Devenney, L. (2011) Wikis - Tools for Creativity and Collaboration. Presentation at EDEN2011 http://www.eden-online.org/2011_dublin.html, UCD, 20 June.

Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011, June 19-22). The use of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults. Paper presented at the 16th Cyberpsychology and Cybertherapy Conference, Gatineau, Canada.

Palmer, M. (2011) Developing online research questionnaires. Workshop at Cyber.psych2011 Virtual Immersive and Cyber Technologies Summer School www.cyberpsychology.ie, IADT, 15 June.

Palmer, M. (2011) Introduction to learning online http://prezi.com/m2i35wab_goc/learning-online/. Prezi presentation at Cyber.psych2011 Virtual Immersive and Cyber Technologies Summer School www.cyberpsychology.ie, IADT, 15 June.

Palmer, M. (2011) Online qualitative research. Workshop at Cyber.psych2011 Virtual Immersive and Cyber Technologies Summer School www.cyberpsychology.ie, IADT, 14 June.

Palmer, M. (2011) Technology and learning. Presentation at Inventorium Education Workshop http://www.inventorium.org/ IADT 17 May.

Power A. and Palmer M. (2011). Typologies of partnership in higher education. Presentation at Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual 2011 Conference http://www.esai.ie/conference2011, 15 April.

Palmer, M. (2011). SIF The experience of collaboration on teaching and learning projects in one higher education institute. Presentation at Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual 2011 Conference http://www.esai.ie/conference2011, 15 April.

Power A. and Palmer, M. (2011). The IDEA Project. Paper presented at the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM XV) - Value, Innovation and Partnership http://irspm2011.com/, 12 April.

Palmer, M. (2010). Researching teaching and learning in psychology – the scholarship of teaching and learning. Presentation at the 40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone 13, November.

Palmer, M. (2010). Developing teaching in an Institute of Technology. Short presentation at 4th NAIRTL/3rd LIN conference RCSI, 6 October.

Harding, N. and Palmer M. (2010) Building Bridges Instead of Walls - Academic Professional Development through inter-institutional collaboration. Presentation at 4th NAIRTL/3rd LIN conference RCSI, 7 October.

Palmer, M. (2010) Programme assessment strategies – making assessment transparent or needless bureaucracy? Presentation at AISHE Conference 2010 Designing and Delivering Curricula for the Future, DCU, 26 August.

Palmer, M. (2009) Assessment and Standards - Approaches to Implementation. Poster presented at IUQB Seminar 3 November, Dublin.

Palmer, M. (2009) Managing Assessment. Workshop at Learning Innovation Network Second Annual Conference, Athlone 15 October, http://lin-ireland.com/index.php?title=LIN_2009_Conference.

Palmer, M. (2009) Exploring Teaching in Institutes of Technology. IADT Brown Bag lunch, 12 October.

Palmer, M. (2009) Teaching in Institutes of Technology – the lecturers’ perspective. Presentation at AISHE Conference 2009 Valuing Complexity, NUI Maynooth, 27 August.

Palmer, M., Barton, H. and Kirwan, G. (2009) Exploring wikis through an assessment task – reflections and resistance from practice. Presentation at EdTech2009, NCI, 21 May.

Palmer, M.(2009) Tacoma Narrows Bridge - an iconic film in Physics Education. Presentation at filmsense: a symposium on Film and Education IADT, 24 April.

Palmer, M. (2008) Exploring technology in learning. Presentation at Engaging with Emerging Learning Styles Failte Ireland Conference, Dublin, 17 November.

Palmer, M. (2008) Creating Futures – working at the convergence of arts, technology and enterprise at IADT. Presentation at HEAnet National Networking Conference 2008, Kilkenny 13 November.

Palmer, M. (2008) Exploring Teaching in Institutes of Technology. Paper presented at first Learning Innovation Network conference, Athlone, 10 October.

Kirwan, G.H., Palmer, M & Power, A. (2008, March). MSc in Cyberpsychology at IADT, Ireland. Poster session presented at the General Online Research Conference, Hamburg.

Palmer, M. and Cowan P. (2007, September) Teaching in Institutes of Technology in the Republic of Ireland, Paper presented with Dr Pamela Cowan QUB at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Institute of Education, London.

Palmer, M.(2007, August) Teaching in Institutes of Technology Paper presented at AISHE Conference 2007 Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, NUI Maynooth.

Palmer, M. (2007, June) Promoting discussion and collaboration among lecturers, Poster presented at CELT 5th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning, Learning Technologies: from pilot to mainstream, 7, 8 June.

Palmer, M. (2007, March) Researching Teaching in Institutes of Technology using an online survey, Paper presented at ESAI Conference 2007 The Quality of Education: Purposes, Politics & Practices Cavan 30 March

Clancy, A. and Palmer, M. (2006, August) Researching Lecturers’ Perspectives of Problem-Based Learning, Paper presented with Alison Clancy UCD at AISHE Conference 2006 Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment, NUI Maynooth.

Porter, N. & Palmer, M. (2006, June). Psychology applied to information technology. Poster session presented at the third biennial Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, York, England.

Palmer, M. (2006, May) eLearning @IADT paper presented at EdTech 2006, the annual conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Institute of Technology, Sligo.

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Links

www.blackrockec.ie
Blackrock Education Centre

www.edin.ie
EDIN the Educational Developers in Ireland Network

www.lin.ie
Learning Innovation Network

www.teachingandlearning.ie
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.

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