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Dr. Sharon Flynn
She has a background in Computing Science, with a BSc (Maths and Computer Science) and a MSc (Computer Science) from University College Dublin. She was awarded a PhD in Computing Science in 1997 from Glasgow University.
Having spent 11 years as a lecturer in the Information Technology Department at NUIG, Sharon took up the position of Assistant Director in CELT in 2006.
She has a particular interest in technologies for teaching and learning, and leads the Learning Technologies team within CELT. Another interest is that of Academic Integrity; she is chair of the University's Plagiarism Committee.
Sharon can be found on twitter (@sharonlflynn) and she also blogs regularly at learntechgalway.
I also carry out research in the area of Academic Integrity and Student Plagiarism.
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|COLLABORATIVE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE FOR LEARNING IMPACT||01-JAN-17||31-MAR-19|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)|| 'A Module on Learning Technologies for Teachers in Higher Education'
Flynn, Sharon (2018) 'A Module on Learning Technologies for Teachers in Higher Education'. Italian Journal of Educational Technology, 26 (1):119-129 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2009)|| 'Toward a summative system for the assessment of teaching quality in higher education'
Tim Murphy, Iain MacLaren and Sharon Flynn (2009) 'Toward a summative system for the assessment of teaching quality in higher education'. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20 (2):226-236 [Details]
|(2006)|| 'On Formal Specification of Software Components and Systems'
Sharon Flynn and Dick Hamlet (2006) 'On Formal Specification of Software Components and Systems'. Theoretical Computer Science, 161 :91-107 [DOI] [Details]
|(2015)|| 'Learning Technologists: changing the culture or preaching to the converted?'
Sharon Flynn (2015) 'Learning Technologists: changing the culture or preaching to the converted?' In: The Really Useful #EdTechBook. England: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2010)|| 'Becoming an educational developer: A reflection on the journey, challenges and rewards'
Sharon Flynn (2010) 'Becoming an educational developer: A reflection on the journey, challenges and rewards' In: Creating a Profession - Building Careers in Educational Development. England: SEDA. [Details]
|(2013)|| International Conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond
Sharon Flynn (2013) Teaching staff concerns about academic integrity and their implications for staff development International Conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond Brno, Czech Republic, [Details]
|(2010)|| Fourth International Plagiarism Conference
Sharon Flynn (2010) Using Turnitin with large classes to support writing Fourth International Plagiarism Conference [Details]
|(2015)|| Learning Resources and Open Access In Higher Education Institutions in Ireland.
Risquez, A; Farr, F; O'Keeffe, A; Bruen, C; McAvinia, C; Desmond, Y; Rooney, P; Flynn, S; Moloney, D; Ryan, D; Marcus-Quinn, A. (2015) Learning Resources and Open Access In Higher Education Institutions in Ireland. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2018)|| Turnitin Academic Integrity Roadshow,
Flynn, S (2018) Getting the most out of turnitin: support for your academic integrity policies. [Invited Oral Presentation], Turnitin Academic Integrity Roadshow, Dublin , 21-MAY-18. [Details]
|(2018)|| 18th Durham Blackboard Users Conference,
Sharon Flynn (2018) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of digital competency development. [Keynote Address], 18th Durham Blackboard Users Conference, Durham, UK , 04-JAN-18 - 05-JAN-18. [Details]
|(2017)|| Integrating ICT in Higher Education - Galileo Festival 2017,
Sharon Flynn (2017) The Teacher Training Programme at NUI Galway. [Keynote Address], Integrating ICT in Higher Education - Galileo Festival 2017, Universitá di Padova , 12-MAY-17 - 12-MAY-17. [Details]
|(2016)|| Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference,
Flynn, S; Horan, C (2016) Online Results Entry using the Grade Journey Tool. [International Refereed Conference], Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference, Groningen, Netherlands , 06-APR-16 - 08-APR-16. [Details]
|(2015)|| Kaltura Connect Education Virtual Summit,
Sharon Flynn (2015) User Engagement and Learning Outcomes: How NUI Galway is Changing the way Students Learn Inside and Outside the Classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], Kaltura Connect Education Virtual Summit, New York , 28-MAY-15 - 28-MAY-15. [Details]
Sharon Flynn, Fionn Delahunty and Darren Kelly (2014) Student as Producer: Developing a Campus Mobile App for Students by Students. [Invited Oral Presentation], BBWorld, Las Vegas, NV , 15-JUL-14 - 17-JUL-14. [Details]
|(2012)|| Kaltura Education Video Summit,
Sharon Flynn (2012) Supporting the use of video for teaching and learning (in the Blackboard LMS). [Invited Oral Presentation], Kaltura Education Video Summit, New York, USA , 06-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-12. [Details]
|(2011)|| Assessment Matters – original assessment for original student work,
Sharon Flynn (2011) Supporting Academic Integrity Through Teaching and Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Assessment Matters – original assessment for original student work, The Higher Education Academy, York , 31-MAR-11 - 31-MAR-11. [Details]
|Association||Function||From / To|
|British Computer Society||Member and Certified IT Professional||/|
|National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||Associate||/|
|National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||
Member of Professional Development Expert Advisory Group
|Higher Education Academy - Academic Associate||
To undertake a good practice review of The Open University’s (OU) plagiarism policy and processes.
|Committee||Function||From / To|
|Learning, Teaching and Assessment||Member||/|
|Quality and Innovation Committee||Member||/|
|1997||Glasgow University||PhD||Computing Science|
I also contribute to the PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education on topics related to technology and to academic integrity.
I regularly run workshops on aspects of teaching and learning including: Academic Integrity; Flipped Classroom; Video in Teaching and Learning.
I oversee the running of technology workshops around the use of technologies in teaching and learning, in particular related to the use of the Virtual Learning Environment on campus.
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|Semester 2||Teaching Online||CEL6102|
|Semester 1||Learning Technologies||CEL263|