What is a MOOC?

Posted by Hugh on August 24, 2015 in ePortfolio |

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students teachers. MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance […]


ePortfolio Reflection

Posted by Hugh on June 11, 2015 in ePortfolio, Reflection |

When we started the MSc course it was explained to us how we had to keep an eportfolio site to show learning over the course. I have a post about what an eportfolio is here. In my degree course in UCD I had to keep a learning journal which reflected on different aspects of the […]


My eLearning Philosophy (After)

Posted by Hugh on May 27, 2015 in ePortfolio, Professional Development, Reflection |

My experience as a result of this programme, both as a learner and Trainer who develops courses, has increased my conviction that eLearning is the future for my Department (Department of Agriculture Food and Marine) but changes need to be made. The introduction of tools to allow us to engage and work collaboratively with students will provide a […]

Protected: Artifact Demonstration

Posted by Hugh on May 26, 2015 in ePortfolio, Project |

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Technologies I have used

Posted by Hugh on May 19, 2015 in ePortfolio |



70:20:10 Framework

Posted by Hugh on February 8, 2015 in ePortfolio, Project |

The 70/20/10 Model for Learning and Development is a learning and development model based on research and observation carried out from the 1960s until present. Morgan McCall and his colleagues working at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are usually credited with originating the 70:20:10 ratio. Two of McCall’s colleagues, Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. […]


Work in Progress 18 Nov 2014

Posted by Hugh on November 19, 2014 in ePortfolio |


Just remember the SMAC

I attended a talk last night, 27 May 2014 in the Irish Times Training Building, where  Tim Hynes the Director Business Relationship Management for Microsoft IT was interviewed by Irish Times Senior Business Correspondent, Tom Lyons, about his leadership insights and industry trends. It was very interesting to hear how Tim started his career in the 1980’s after […]


Video Editing

Posted by Hugh on May 14, 2014 in ePortfolio, Reflection |

I wanted to get to grips with Camtasia for editing video, I eventually got around to it today. See the finished video below. The video content is not related to this but of my daughter rock climbing and gave me a file to work with. http://www.hughmclain.ie/wordpress/wp-content/video/Aoife10May2014.mp4 I used the trial copy and it was very […]



Posted by Hugh on April 29, 2014 in ePortfolio, Reflection |

We had a couple of weeks between out Trends in eLearning Module and our Research Module so I took the opportunity to update my ePortfolio and tidy it up. I had a bit of sole searching to do around privacy of my ePortfolio after looking at others in the class. The majority are private but […]

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