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Daithí Ó Murchú

Website: www.ladyswellns.ie

Blog: http://www.facebook.com/home.php

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Personal Statement

Dr.Daithí Ó Murchú is a gaelic-medium, elementary school principal teacher in Ladyswell NS, Mulhuddart, Dublin, Ireland. In 1993 he founded the first co-educational, second level ‘ all-Gaelic Gaelcholáiste’ in the Mid-West,  and in 1996, was awarded his Masters in Management and Curriculum studies in Trinity College, Dublin. Following on from his first PhD in Technology and linguistics, and subsequently in Elementary education, and eLearning, he was appointed as a cultural and technology expert with the European Union’s MyEurope schools, and a member of CRELL, Learning to Learn, and 2nd. Forum for Learning  EU Expert Boards,  Daithí also  collaborated with International universities on their distance-education, and teacher training programmes. Seconded to MIC College of Education, University of Limerick as a lecturer in Methodology of teaching Gaelic, Daithí continued to work with the Master programmes in MSc, MEd and MA in Education and ICT in the various universities. As a research fellow in ICT and Education at Trinity College, Dublin, he lectured and designed the first Gaelic, MSc programme modules in Knowledge management and ICT. Presently Daithí is collaborating with Aalborg University in their  VirtDan/CoDan  linguistics projects. He serves on numerous conference  review boards worldwide, and  is contracted to the positions of Director of InService, Professional Development, and  Director of  Gaelic Methodologies, and Co-Author of the new iMasters in Teaching and Learning  with Hibernia College, Ireland www.hiberniacollege.net. He continues to teach in a Band 1 dis-advantaged school, which is his first ‘mathethical’ love and his books, presentations and keynote speeches have been enthusiastically received worldwide.

ICT Interests

ICT and Minority languages.. awareness, acquisition, multimedia at all levels from infants to Third Level. ICT and Special Needs.. dyslexia, SPLD and lower and higher IQ levels. All Exceptionalities. ICT and on-line possibilities for technology-enhanced learning.

Recent Projects

Presently working on the effects of interactive technologies with SMART Technologies, CALGARY, CANADA.U ndertaking an EdD Degree programme with Lincoln University UK. Working collaboratively on another Book with IGI Global International.

Publications

Ó Murchú, D. (2001) ‘Todhchaí na Gaeilge agus na teicneolaíochta (na féidireachtaí)’. Symposium SIP,NCTE, Dublin.

Ó Murchú, D. & Mac Conmara, S & Allen, J. (2002) ‘Cluain Cumhra’, Luibheanna agus Leigheas in Iarthar Luimnigh agus in Albain.   ISBN 0-9540545-0-4

Ó Murchú, D. (2002) ‘Dearcadh agus Peirspictíocht úr na Mac Léinn Ollscoile ar mhúineadh agus foghlaim na Gaeilge i gcoitinne in Éirinn’. Comhdháil IRAAL (Cumann na teangeolaíochta Feidhmí ), Limerick.

Ó Murchú, D. (2002) ‘Multimedia and Language learning does it work?’  ITTE, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Ó Murchú, D. (2002) ‘Beware of the Tipping Point and Hardware Saturation in Schools,  EDEN 2002, Granada,  Spain.

Ó Murchú, D. (2002) ‘Internationalisation Innovation, IT and the Gaelic Language in Teacher Education – Preparing Students for the Challenges of the 21st Century’, Sweden.

Murchú, D. (2002). The Numerical and Literary Six-Year Old, 125 IQ Dyslexic Explores IT and Opens Up New Avenues of Thought and Areas of Practical Experience for In-Service Education in a Bi-Lingual Environment. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 2261-2265). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Murchú, D. (2003). INTEGRATING INTERNET-BASED MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS INTO THE MINORITY GAELIC LANGUAGE CURRICULUM A STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 2679-2686). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ó Murchú, D. & Freeman, E. (2003). Best Practice in designing interactive, on-line materials in Home Economics for second level students in Ireland. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 1036-1039). Chesapeake,VA:AACE.

Weber, R., Freeman, E., Murchú, D. & Kumpulainen, K. (2003). A Global Assessment: Comparative Analysis of Science Curriculum & Technology Integration Knowledge of Preservice and Inservice Teachers. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 1256-1259). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2003). ”Mastering” Communities of Practice across Cultures and National Borders. In the Proceedings of The 10th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, held September 23-26, 2003 at Madingly Hall, Cambridge, UK. In Gaskell, A.&andTait,A.(2003): Collected Conference Papers. The Open University in the East of England, Cintra House. ISBN 0 7492 6676 7

Sorensen, E.K. & Ó Murchú, D. (2003). ”Online Learning Commnities of Practice: The Challenge of Design across Cultures and National Borders. In the Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education (m-ICTE 2003), held in Badajoz, Spain, December 3-6, 2003. http://www.formatex.org/micte2003/finallist.htm

Ó Murchú, D. (2003) ‘Technology, Language and Inclusion of children with Specific Learning Difficulties. A Journey of Enlightenment and Possibilities in a multi-lingual Primary School Environment’. UNESCOInternatioanl Conference, Pax Culturis, Carmarthen, Wales..

 Ó Murchú, D. (2003) ‘Does Good Practice in E-Learning Mirror Good Practice in Classrooms’. IADIS e-Society, Lisbon, Portugal.

 Ó Murchú, D. (2003) ‘Cultivating a Vibrant Community of Practice Through Technology Enhanced Learning in a Minority Language, Primary School in Ireland’. IEEE, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. ICALT, Greece.

Ó Murchú, D. (2003): Mentoring, Technology and the 21st Century’s New Perspectives, Challenges and Possibilities for Educators. 2nd Global Conference, Virtual Learning & Higher Education, Oxford, UK 

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2004): Kollaborativ og dialogisk læring i online master-praksisfællesskaber. In Heilesen, S. B. (ed.): Det digitale nærvær. Viden og design af nye medier. 2004. Copenhagen, Frederiksberg: Roskilde Universitetsforlag. (pp. 95-111). ISBN 87-7867-267-8

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2004): Online Master Communities of Practice: Collaborative Learning in an Intercultural Perspective. In European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Vol. 2004/I. http://www.eurodl.org/

Sorensen, E.K. & Ó Murchú, D. (2004): Designing Online Learning Communities of Practice: A Democratic Perspective. In Journal of Educational Multimedia. Vol 29, Issue 3.

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E.K. (2004). Online Master Communities of Practice: Collaborative Learning in an Intercultural Perspective. In European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Vol. 2004/I. http://www.eurodl.org/

Weber, R., Millwood, R., Kumpulainen, K., Freeman, E., O Murchu, D., FitzGibbon, A., Oldham, E. & Sorensen, E. (2004). Addressing Barriers of Information Technology from a Multi-National View: A New Message for Teacher Education. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 1524-1527). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Sorensen, E & Ó Murchú, D. (2005). Developing the Architecture of
Online Learning Communities: Designing the Walls of The Learning Space.
Proceedings of the 11th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: The Future of Open and Distance Learning, held September 20-23, 2005, Madingly Hall, Cambridge.

Sorensen, E.K., Jedeskog, G., Ó Murchú, D. (2005): Teachers and Innovative Use of ICT - A Marriage Searching for Quality. Presented at the Second ELFE Conference in the European eLearning Forum for Education and EU-Union Policy on Use of ICT in Schools, held at Comwell Borupgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-22 November 2005.

Ó Murchú, D. (2005): Keynote: CESI Conference, Dublin, Ireland. www.cesi.ie

Ó Murchú, D. (2005). Plenary Lecture: ISTA Conference, Carlow  IT, Ireland. www.ista.ie

Ó Murchú, D. & Muirhead, B. (2005). Quality Issues in Managed Learning Environments & Language Learning: American Perspectives on Irish Pre-service Teachers. Proceedings of the 11th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: The Future of Open and Distance Learning, held September 20-23, 2005, Madingly Hall, Cambridge.

Ó Murchú, D. & Muirhead, B. (2005). Practical Strategies for Teaching Computer-Mediated Classes. Educational Technology & Society 4(2) 2001 ISSN 1436-4522.
www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_05/article01.htm

Ó Murchú, D. & Muirhead, B. (2005). Insights into Promoting Critical Thinking in OnLine Classes. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. Vol. 2. No. 6.
ISSN1550-6908 http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_05/article01.htm

Ó Murchú, D. (2005). New Teacher and Student Roles in the
Technology-Supported, Language Classroom
. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. Vol 2. No. 2.
ISSN 1550-6908  http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Feb_05/article01.htm

Sorensen, E. K. & Ó Murchú, D. (2006). Identifying an Appropriate, Pedagogical, Networked Architecture for Online Learning Communities within Higher and Continuing Education. In E. K. Sorensen & D. Ó Murchú (Eds.), Enhancing Learning Through Technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc. (pp. 226-251)

Sorensen, E. K. & Ó Murchú, D.(Eds.)  (2006). Enhancing Leaning Through Technology. ISBN 159140972-1 Idea Group International. Information Science Publishing, Hershley, PA 17033, USA

Ó Murchú, D. (2007). Learning to Learn and Interactive Whiteboard Technologies. CESI, Ireland www.cesi.ie

Ó Murchú, D. (2007). Interactive Technologies, Active Citizenship and Learning to Learn, A Global Challenge. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Texas, 2007 (In Print). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ó Murchú, D. & Sorensen, E. K. (2007). Pedagogical Design of Dialogic eLearning-to-Learn – A Meta-Perspective. Proceedings of the 13th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: The Future of Open and Distance Learning,  Madingly Hall, Cambridge.

Ó Murchú, D. (2007). Leaning to Learn . m Learning and the Use of ICT.  NERA Conference, Turku Finland. http://congress.utu.fi/nera07/SYMPOSIUM_11.pdf

Ó Murchú, D. (2007). Keynote. In my own words: services for young children in a multilingual society. Children in Europe Conference. Edinburgh. Scotland.

Ó Murchú, D. (2008). Enhancing Learning Through Technology with all Exceptionalities. CESI, Ireland. ww.cesi.ie

Ó Murchú, D. (2008). Practical reality of EeePC and ‘MiTechnology’ usage and Integrated Content Management Systems towards enhanced communities of Learners INTERNET Experience IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Ó Murchú, D. (2008). Keynote. Creating User-friendly Language Learning. Children in Europe Conference. Donegal, Irelnd.

Ó Murchú, D. (2008). Technology and Learning in The 21st. Century INTERNET Experience IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE, TippInstitute, Thurles, Ireland.

Ó Murchú, D. (2008). The EeePC Generation Z – Ubiquitous Communication  - Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Primary Classroom. DICE Conference , Dublin. Ieland.


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