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Mr. Colm Dunphy

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept Computing & Mathematics - Digital Graphic Design & Animation

Telephone:

+353 0 51302059

Room Name/ Num:

Office 315 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

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Colm is a lecturer in the Dept. of Computing & Mathematics at WIT. He teaches digital media, creative technologies, music, programming, and blended, online and digital learning technologies. He has a keen interest in music (in particular all types of electronic dance music) and the development of media (radio, mobile, publishing). 

He is married with four children and loves his home city of Waterford.

Research

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  • "Creating better digital video – for recorded & live-streamed classes", National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 2020

  • "TutorStack Development", National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 2019/20

  • TutorStack framework for BOLD, 2018+
  • WIT CTEL PODs 2018+, the specification of low-cost studios, high-quality solo studios for online delivery.
  • EI INTERREG GreenT project with TSSG. Overcoming energy traps in 4G mobile systems. Partners in Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Korea, 2012
  • P1351 Eco-Citoyennete project with WIT INSYTE research group– The use of technology in National Parks. European Partners in France, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Italy, 2010-2011
  • NDLR LIPS project (VCR-ADTheVAT) Virtual Controller Resources, Application Development, Training, Exercises, Videos and Template, 2010-2011
  • Postgraduate research - “The Impact of Digital Technology on DJ Performance” 2006-2009
  • EI Innovation Voucher with Appliance Parts Direct re digital marketing & digital video, 2009
  • “Brain Tumours – A guide to improving quality of care, quality of life, and duration of life”, 2009
  • “Brain Tumours, Blood Pressure and Speech” – quantifying speech quality and ability through observation. 2007-2008
  • “UMetaDJ” – middleware for metadata in live performance systems 2008-2010
  • Principal Investigator on EI-IP IMPULSE and REBORO projects between TSSG and Hash6 (Catch™), facilitating content identification, purchasing and downloading via phone and internet, 2005 – 2007
  • Designed & built the mobile Flash Lite clients for MUZU and FeedHenry 2007
  • Collaborator on EI-POC MORP project with 3CS – mobile retail payments system
  • Visualising the European ENABLE project, 2006
  • Consulted on EI and European funded projects including ME, IPTV, and Spiderman.
  •  “O2 Home of the Future” interface design and implementation with TSSG, 2004
  • “The Road to Dead Air – Case Study Investigation into the Irish Radio Licensing Process”, 2002+
  • “An Investigation into the Irish Planning Process”, 2004+
  • “Power Tracks” - Design and Implementation of music radio station automation software, 2000
  • “How To Train Using Multimedia”, 1997-1999
  • “Engineering Change Order” - Digital Equipment Corporation, 1992-1993

Teaching

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Lecturing since 1992. Subjects delivered include:

CREATIVE MODULES:

Media Tools Integration, Introduction to Digital Media, Digital Audio Production, Music Skills, Live Performance Technology, Controllerism, eLearning Technology, Blended Learning Technologies, Rich Media Development, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design and Project Development, Flash Design & Scripting using Adobe Master Suite, Ableton Live, iLife, Traktor and Arkaos Grand VJ software

TECHNICAL MODULES:

Digital Media Programming (node.js)
Programming (C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, ActionScript, ASP, and Coldfusion), Application Development, Software Engineering, Convergence, Information Technology, Multimedia Marketing, and Digital Marketing

COURSE LEADERSHIP:

Course leader for the National Certificate in Multimedia Applications Development, 1999 – 2005
Joint course leader for the Higher Diploma in Computer Science (fully online), 2018+

Professional

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  • AVL creative audiovisual proposal
  • WIT Sekondment - Teamroom evangelist for educational technology use 2018
  • Work with the WIT Applied Robotics Group, CALMAST, and Educational Services, directed STEAMdream, a music, lighting, and video mapping installation promoting science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, at Garter Lane Arts Centre, for Spróg / Spraoi 2014.
  • Work with CTEL at WIT - design and testing of WIT’s Moodle Edge LMS 2014, trial open courses, and MOOCs.
  • External Examiner for IADT from 2009-2012.
  • Named inventor on pending patents US020060089914A1, WO002006024964A3, WO002006024964A2.
  • Spent the past 20 years experiencing just about every position possible in radio including sales, programming, presenting, production, music testing, technical, marketing, management, consultancy and director, with Irish stations including POP Radio, ABC Radio, The Hot FM, ABC POWER 104, South East Radio, Radio Kilkenny, Vibe 107.4, Zed FM, Phantom FM, SPIN1038, Red FM and POWER FM. Also worked with many international radio stations and groups including Laser Hot Hits Europe, Radio Zenith Europe, Jazz FM (Ireland & UK), Radio Caroline (UK), Purple FM (UK), Solar Radio (UK) Kiss FM Algarve (Portugal), D1 Digital Media Network (Sweden), and SBS (Sweden)
  • One of the first members of the leading DJ Music Pools worldwide including DMC, Music Factory and Pioneer CD POOL. Resident club DJ in various clubs spanning the last 20 years including The Stonecourt, The Bridge, Fat Sams, Snages, Xcalibur, Metroland, O’Sheas, The Cellar, Katie Reillys, Renards, The Carraig, Legends, The Market, Danos, Club LA, South, Masons, Ten, and Portovino. Club promoter with club nights including Club 104, The Forum, Choons, Whisht, The Roxy, and LoveSexy. Presented the dance radio show “The All Nite Mix”. 
  • Music and Technology consultant since 1986 & Member of Éist and PLASA
  • Director of COMM.IE and application developer creating multimedia solutions for clients including Iona Technologies, Waterford Wedgewood, Bausch & Lomb and Waterford Chamber of Commerce, 1998
  • Software Engineer at Sola ADC lenses, 1994 - 1996
  • Software Engineer at ESB International Computing, 1993 - 1994
  • Administrative Assistant - Waterford Crystal, 1989

Prof. Development

Courses attended and topics covered at such courses:

  • M.Ed Teaching & Learning (Level 9) part-time, WIT, 2018+
    Cartoon Saloon Animation Workshop 2015
  • Codecademy HTML, CSS, Javascript, 2015 
  • MALT: Blended Learning (Level 9), WIT, 2015
  • Spring Academy – Digital Media in Education (eModerating, creating a visual language for video, presenting skills for digital content, social media in education, Adobe Connect, Digital Media in Education), WIT/DIT, 2015
  • Coursera: Fundamentals of Music Theory 2014
  • Coursera: Developing your Musicianship 2014
  • Coursera: Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists 2013
  • Coursera: Survey of Music Technology 2013
  • Coursera: Introduction to Music Production 2013
  • Coursera: Introduction to Digital Sound Design 2013
  • Adobe Creative Week Webinar, 2012
  • Dubspot Ableton Digital DJing, 2012
  • Moodle 2 Training, WIT, 2012
  • Screencasting, WIT, 2012
  • App Development for Mac OS X and iOS devices – Cocoa/Objective C, WIT, 2011
  • Podcasting, WIT, 2009-2011
  • WIKIs, WIT, 2009
  • Digital DJing Webinar, 2009
  • Adobe CS4 Webinars, 2009
  • Moodle Training, WIT, 2009
  • eLearning, WIT, 2009
  • SPSS, WIT, 2009
  • Research Methods - Endnote, WIT, 2008
  • E-Marketing by Praxisnow, Waterford, 2007
  • Advanced Music Producers Master Class, Winter Music Conference WMC, Miami, US, 2006
  • Research Methods - Qualitative, WIT, 2006 - 2008
  • Research Methods - Quantitative - Design of Experiments, WIT, 2006-2007
  • Research Methods - Quantitative - Surveys, WIT, 2006
  • Research Methods - “How To Write A Postgraduate Proposal”, WIT, 2005
  • Research Methods - General, WIT, 2005
  • Mandrake Linux, WIT, 2005
  • SIP programming, TSSG, 2005
  • Application Development Using Server Technologies, WIT, 2004
  • Macromedia Flash Design, WIT, 2004
  • Macromedia Flash ActionScript, WIT, 2004
  • 2 * WebCT Training Courses 2004
  • 2 * Macromedia Seminars in Dublin, 2004
  • Éist, Radio Station Imaging, Dublin, 2003
  • Oracle Web Database, 2 days, WIT, 2002
  • SQL Server DB Design and System Administration, WIT, 2001
  • Linux Fundamentals and System Administration, WIT, 2001
  • Adobe Photoshop, WIT, 1998
  • Training for Trainers MSc Modules - Web Design, IT Tallaght, 1997
  • Project Management, Datapac and Carlow IT, 1994
  • Visual Basic - Intermediate and Advanced Configuration, Software Paths, Dublin, 1993
  • Training for Trainers MSc Modules – Digital Image Manipulation, 1993
  • Training for Trainers MSc Modules - Audio Design, 1992 

Conferences

  • EdTech 2013 and 2015, 2018, 2019
  • IFAC International Conference International Stability & Technology, SWIIS 2012
  • Irish Game Based Learning Conference (iGBL), Waterford 2010, 2011
  • Adobe MAX, Los Angeles, California, USA 2010
  • IDEAGEN, Waterford, Ireland, 2009
  • Winter Music Conference (WMC), Miami, US, 2007
  • Winter Music Conference (WMC), Miami, US, 2006
  • PLASA Sound & Light Show, London, UK, 2006
  • Sound Broadcasting & Equipment Show (SBES), Birmingham NEC, UK, 2006