Community of practice

Posted by Hugh on March 4, 2016 in References, Reflection |

A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft and/or a profession. The concept was first proposed by cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger in 1991. A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately […]


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 […]


Reflection on the course

Posted by Hugh on June 1, 2015 in Module Reflection, Reflection |

In this piece I will reflect on my experience on the MSc in Applied eLearning I completed in DIT. I started the course as I was appointed Project Manager in work to introduce elearning into the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (the Department). eLearning in the Department upto this point was limited using […]


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 […]


Line managers survey

Posted by Hugh on March 5, 2015 in Project, Reflection |

I have closed my survey now for line managers and I got 161 responses, out of 654 that is a 25% response rate which is very acceptable. I now have some data to analyse and on first glance it is looking rich. I sent the survey using Google Forms and it has provided some good […]


Ethics Approval

Posted by Hugh on February 5, 2015 in Project, Reflection |

The key principles to research (Bell 2010; Denscombe, 2010; Flick, 2007) are: Respect for the person Beneficence Justice Respect for the person includes inf­­­­ormed consent, no deception, individuals privacy respected and accurate reporting of findings. Beneficence means that the research should do good and consider the wellbeing for the participant. Justice looks at the balance […]


Research Methods Assigment

Posted by Hugh on September 15, 2014 in Assignment, Reflection, Research Methods |

In this module we had to formulate our research question and put in a proposal for our research project for year two. Unfortunately my first proposal was lacking in some key areas however I submitted an amended version and it was passed second time around, see here for module reflection. My submitted assignment was: Introduction […]


Research Methods Module Reflection

Posted by Hugh on September 7, 2014 in Module Reflection, Reflection, Research Methods |

This was a very informative module and allow me time to look at the research question. Although I thought I knew what I was going to do I did not realise the amount of detail required. The scope of my project went from vast through to specific and changed on numerous occasions. It was clear […]


Research Methods Week 7 – 10 June 2014

Posted by Hugh on June 19, 2014 in Reflection, Research Methods |

Project presentation week. This week we had to present our project ideas to our cohort for peer feedback. The week previous we submitted an outline to our tutors and I received some very good feedback that helped form my presentation. I also contributed to others suggesting improvements that may help. After my presentation I received […]


Research Methods Week 6 – 3 June 2014

Posted by Hugh on June 15, 2014 in Reflection, Research Methods |

This week we looked at validity and reliability as well as ethic approvals. Validity It was stated that validity is quality control for your research. Validity encompasses the entire experimental concept and establishes whether the results obtained meet all of the rigors of the scientific research method. For example, there must have been randomization of the sample […]

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