Conference Programme 2018

All Panels, Workshops and Keynote will take place in the Digital Humanities Active Learning Space (4th floor, Food Science Building)


Day 1, 21st June 2018

9.30-10.15. Welcome and Registration: Tea/Coffee


10.15: Conference Opening: Fiona Chambers (School of Education), Orla Murphy (Digital Humanities; DARIAH Ireland National Co-Ordinator)


10.30-11.45: Panel 1: Fake News, Digital Literacy, Critical Literacy

Chair: Miranda Corcoran (UCC)


Speaker: Virginia Conrick (UCC)

Paper: “Fake News and Digital Literacy: Do we value the truth?”


Speaker: Gertrude Cotter (UCC)

Paper: “Digital Humanities and Social Justice Activism, A Higher Education Pedagogy We Need to Think About”



Tea/Coffee 11.45-12.15


12.15-1.45: Workshop

Facilitator: Briony Supple (UCC)

Title: Get some perspective: Utilising real and virtual gallery spaces in SoTL to develop critical thinking and digital literacy.


1.45-2.30: Lunch


2.30-3.30. Panel 2: Transdisciplinarity and Outreach


Chair: Donna Alexander (UCC)


Speaker: Vicky Garnett (TCD)

Paper: “Embedding PARTHENOS Training Materials in Digital Humanities courses across Europe”


Speaker: Mike Cosgrave (UCC)

Paper: “Personal Research Ecologies; Inter and Transdisciplinary Frameworks”


3.30-4.00: Tea/Coffee


Keynote: 4.00-5.30

Speaker: Helen Beetham (Independent Researcher and Writer)

Title: Critical/digital: teaching with, of and against technology.


Chair: Orla Murphy (UCC)



Wine Reception 5.30-7. Staff Restaurant. 


Conference Dinner 8pm: La Dolce Vita.



DAY 2: 22nd June 2018


9.30-11.30. Panel 3: Developing Digital Competencies and Capacities in Social Policy Educators in Higher Educational Institutions.

Chair: Kathy O’Hare (UCC)


Speaker: Eileen Hogan (UCC)

Paper: “An Overview of SPEEDS”


Speaker: Becky Jeffers (UCC)

Paper: “The design thinking and technological development of the Spikey Profile Tool for social policy educators”


Speaker: Maeve Murphy (Carlow IT)

Paper: “’It’s a learning curve’: Developing digital competency in educators alongside appropriate use of technology for students.”


Speaker: Eileen Farrell (Carlow IT)

Paper:  “Does anybody listen to me ? Using Audio feedback as a tool to take the emotion out of feedback for the lecturer and the assignment.”



11.30-11.45 Tea/Coffee


11.45-12.45 Workshop

Facilitator: Shannon Eichelberger  and Eugene Eilcheberger (Wikimedia Ireland)

Title: “Wikipedia skills workshop for researchers and lecturers”


12.45-1.45 Lunch 


1.45-2.45. Panel 4: Digital Wellbeing, Digital Autonomy


Chair: Justin Tonra (NUIG)


Speaker: Laura Daly (UCC)

Paper: “Digital Wellbeing: A review of the challenges facing computer-integrated learning”


Speaker: Eileen Hogan (UCC) and Rebecca Jeffers (UCC)

Paper: “An Examination of Social Policy Educators digital skills, capacities and attitudes in Ireland”


2.45-3.00. Tea/Coffee


3.00-5.00pm. panel 5: E-portfolios, Social Media, and Discussion Boards

Chair: Pedro Nilsson-Fernandez (UCC)


Speaker: Briony Supple (UCC)

Paper: “Building digital competency for academics: demonstrating impact and evidencing investigation through e-portfolios”


Speakers: Craig Neville and Laura Linares (UCC)

Paper: “Give us some Slack”: Creating dialogic, constructivist learning experiences outside the classroom using the social media platform, Slack.”


Speaker: Karolyn McDonnell (Carlow IT)

Paper: “Online Discussion Boards as Assessment in Social Care Education”


Speaker: Iris Van Vliet and Jasmijn Van Gorp (Utrecht University)

Paper: “The audiovisual research journal: a research and teaching method to enhance digital tool criticism and reflection”


Conference Close