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Dr. Rosanne Birney BSc, PhD

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept Computing & Mathematics - Software, Mobile and Web Development

Telephone:

+353 0 51302647

Room Name/ Num:

337 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Rosanne Birney, PhD, is a lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology (Department of Computing and Mathematics).

She obtained an ordinary degree in Multimedia Applications Development in 2004, followed by an honours degree in Information Technology in 2005, both at WIT. In 2005, she was granted an Advanced Scholar award in recognition of achieving the highest grade in the School of Science that year, and was also awarded an IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science & Technology) PhD research scholarship. In 2012, she completed a PhD in e-Learning at WIT entitled "Reflective Writing: Quantitative Assessment and Identification of Linguistic Features".

Research

Research Interests:   

E-learning, technology-enhanced learning, social software, Web 2.0, pedagogical principles, reflective learning, assessment.

Teaching

Dr. Birney teaches undergraduate modules in WIT. She is currently lecturing on the modules Website Development 1, Web App Development 1, Web App Development 2, Database Design and Implementation, and NoSQL Databases. She also supervises Computing 4th year projects, Higher Diploma final projects and taught MSc students.

Publications

Birney, Rosanne (2012) Reflective Writing: Quantitative Assessment and Identification of Linguistic Features. PhD thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Birney, R., Ó hÉigeartaigh, M. & Barry, M.  2008, ‘Blogs: Supporting Staff Development’, Poster & Selected Presentation at the NAIRTL Symposium on Bologna and Staff Development. Dublin, Ireland.

Birney, R., & Ó hÉigeartaigh, M.  2008, ‘Reflective Practice and Blogs: Developing a new model for assessment’, Brief Paper presented at ALT-C 2008. Leeds, UK.

Birney, R., Ó hÉigeartaigh, M. & Barry, M.  2007, ‘Privacy Considerations in the Selection of Blogging Software’, Brief Paper presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Vancouver, Canada.

Birney, R., Barry, M & Ó hÉigeartaigh, M.  2006, ‘Blogs: Enhancing the Learning Experience for Technology Students’, Poster presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Orlando, FL.

Birney, R., Barry, M & Ó hÉigeartaigh, M.  2006, ‘The Use of Weblogs as a Tool to Support Collaborative Learning and Reflective Practice in Third-Level Institutions’, Brief Paper presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Orlando, FL.

Birney, R., Barry, M & Ó hÉigeartaigh, M.  2006, ‘Weblogs: Supporting the creation of learning networks in the technology classroom’, Poster presented at ALT-C 2006. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Birney, R., Barry, M & Ó hÉigeartaigh, M.  2006, ‘Blogs: Collaborative Learning for the Next Generation’, Brief Paper presented at ALT-C 2006. Edinburgh, Scotland.