Week 4 Pre-recorded Sessions
Each of the five weeks is focused on a different theme, looking at various aspects of a whole-college approach to inclusion. Below are a selection of pre-recorded presentations linked to our theme: 'Let's Do Lunch!' - Virtually Connected Teachers and Learners.
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Welcoming and Supporting Students in a University for All: Finding Opportunities for Inclusion Online
- Dr Lisa Padden, Project Lead, University for All, UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin
Dr Lisa Padden Project Lead, University for All, UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin
Dr Lisa Padden received her BA degree in English and Psychology, MA Degree in English and PhD in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Her experience includes teaching in the English Department at NUIG for five years before moving to University College Dublin (UCD) to support students with disabilities. Lisa’s current role is as Academic Skills Coordinator with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning. Her research interests include Universal Design in university settings, promoting independent learning, equal access to education, and assistive technologies.
Kim Lombard Occupational Therapist, UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin
Kim Lombard qualified with a BSc in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin. Kim joined the Occupational Therapy Service in UCD Access and Lifelong Learning (UCD ALL) in October 2017, working 1:1 with students, facilitating various training sessions throughout campus, and developing online resources for the UCD ALLs BrightSpace Module ALL Student Supports. Kim is currently undertaking a PhD project which aims to improve the evidence base of Occupational Therapy Services in Higher Education.
Academic Reading Lists and Course Content in Multiple Alternative Formats: A Universal Design Success Story @IADT
- Jade Walsh, Assistant Psychologist, National Learning Network, IADT Dun Laoghaire
Jade Walsh Assistant Psychologist, National Learning Network, IADT Dun Laoghaire
Jade Walsh has a BSc in Applied Psychology from IADT and a MSc in Applied Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. Jade previously worked as a Teaching Assistant for Applied Psychology modules in IADT and in a number of psychology related supporting roles. Jade also holds the Welfare and Membership officer position in the Student Affairs Group with the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Colm Olwill Assistive Technology Tutor, IADT Dun Laoghaire
Colm Olwill in the Assistive Technology Tutor in IADT. Colm has over 25 years of experience working in Assistive Technology for IADT, NCAD, DRAKE MUSIC IRELAND and others. Recently he has taught on the IADT course Designing the Universal Design for Learning Curriculum, road tested UCDs UNIVERSITY FOR ALL Toolkit and Contributed to RTÉ's assistive technology programme 'The Big Life Fix'. He has a graduate diploma in Disability Needs Assessment from Trinity College Dublin. He has a vocation for Assistive Technology and working with users to find AT solutions.
Alice Morrissey Library Assistant, IADT Dun Laoghaire
Alice's role since joining IADT in March 2020 has focused on producing online content to make it easier for students and staff to understand and access the IADT Library's online collections and services during a sudden switch to remote learning. She has produced written and video guides, offers online sessions for class groups and individual students, and has kept IADT Library's online features running and expanding. Her previous work in academic libraries such as University College Dublin Library and the Institute of Public Administration Library has given her experience with a large variety of learners and their accessibility needs.
A Shared Vision for Inclusion in Higher Education: Three Perspectives on Embedding UDL Principles During the Swift Move to Online Learning
- Suzanne Stone, Learning Technologist, Dublin City University
Suzanne Stone Learning Technologist, Dublin City University
Suzanne is a Learning Technologist at Dublin City University and has worked in the education sector for over 15 years. Actively engaged in research relating to the application of educational technologies in teaching and learning, Suzanne's research informs her practice as a learning technologist. Professional interests include: student engagement in online synchronous (live) online teaching and learning; assessment and feedback; digital skills and competencies for staff; video for teaching and learning; social media in education; and Universal Design for Learning. Suzanne is currently engaged in research relating to Digital Well-being as part of a Doctorate in Education.
Tracy Galvin Education Developer, Queen's University Belfast
Tracy Galvin is an Education Developer in Queen's University Belfast. Tracy started off her career as a Post-Primary teacher and has worked in Higher Education for over 13 years in three different institutions. Tracy has a keen interest in Universal Design for Learning, Inclusive Curriculum Design, Accessibility and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Curriculum.
Karen Buckley Academic Developer, Teaching Enhancement Unit, National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University
Karen Buckley is an assistant professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education at the Institute of Education at Dublin City University. With particular research interest in inclusive pedagogy, Karen is an advocate for inclusive practice to improve and optimise teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education. She is a doctoral candidate in Maynooth University where she is exploring professional development in Higher Education.