Catherine Bruen

Catherine Bruen
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | RCSI · School of Medicine

Master of Science

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32
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9 Research Items
44 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2013 - present
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Position
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Manager
May 2007 - December 2012
Trinity College Dublin / Higher Education Authority
Position
  • Manager
April 2001 - May 2007
Trinity College Dublin
Position
  • Designer

Publications

Publications (32)
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Catherine Bruen,1 Clarence Kreiter,2 Vincent Wade,3 Teresa Pawlikowska1 1Health Professions Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; 2Department of Family Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA; 3School of Computer Science and Statistics...
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Published in 2012, this book includes work from practitioners in TEL in Ireland. DkIT colleagues, Dr William Lyons and Dr. Bernadette Brereton, examine ground-breaking work in M-learning in Ireland
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While medical educators appear to believe that admission to the medical school should be governed, at least in part, by human judgement, there has been no systematic presentation of evidence suggesting it improves selection. From a fair testing perspective, legal, ethical, and psychometric considerations, all dictate that the scientific evidence re...
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Background Medical students are frequently confused about indication for and choice of antibiotic. We developed an online learning resource that focused on antibiotic stewardship and important infections where medical students could practise their antibiotic decision-making skills safely. Methods The resource was made available to third-year under...
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This paper reports on the research findings from a national project examining the issues in creating, sharing, using, and reusing open educational resources (OER) in the context of the development of open education in Ireland. One important aspect of the research was to investigate the potential for using existing institutional research repository...
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This paper describes some innovative online and simulated solutions that were developed at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to enable continued provision of experiential learning opportunities for healthcare students during the Covid-19 pandemic. It shows how elements of experiential learning practice are amenable to virtual modes of del...
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Background: The use of mobile devices such as tablets and laptops by students to support their learning is now ubiquitous. The clinical setting is an environment, which lends itself to the use of mobile devices as students are exposed to novel clinical scenarios that may require rapid location of information to address knowledge gaps. It is unknow...
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This paper discusses the implementation and augmentation of technology enhanced learning (TEL) in third level education. Learning using TEL has become a global phenomenon, but has subsequently focused its ‘lens’ on the current models of education that consist largely of on-campus delivery using predominantly traditional learning modalities. Additio...
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This presentation will open with an overview of a research project currently being undertaken by a consortia of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Ireland, and supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (www.teachingandlearning.ie). The project aims to investigate and map the next steps in enhancing access to...
Technical Report
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This project, a national analysis, set out to examine strategies for sharing open educational resources (OERs) to enhance teaching and learning in Irish higher education. Drawing on the collective expertise and experience of colleagues, with on-going involvement in open educational resources, the study explored current practices and potential appro...
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A cultural transformation is needed to overcome the paradox at the heart of academia, namely: the people involved in teaching and research communities are often the same people `just wearing different hats? and convergence is already taking place in the world around them - so how is it possible that their activities can remain separate? Irelland?s...
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* All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0
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Wikis are frequently cited in Higher Education research as appropriate and powerful web spaces which provide opportunities to capture, discuss, and review individual, group, project or organisational activities. These activities, in turn, offer possibilities for knowledge development by utilising wiki collaborative active spaces. The chapter uses s...
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Reliable, accessible, high speed Internet and network connectivity is a fundamental requirement for the conduct of high quality, high-impact research today. High speed communications are part of the basic infrastructure of a modern university, supporting efficient administration, ensuring a global presence on the web and helping with managiing stud...
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In many third-level institutions the innovative potential of technology has not been fully recognised or exploited at a strategic organisational level or embedded in mainstream educational work processes at a micro level. The sustainable integration of effective e-learning practices into higher education establishments remains a major challenge. Th...
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Wikis are frequently cited in higher education research as appropriate and powerful web spaces which provide opportunities to capture, discuss, and review individual, group, project or organisational activities. These activities, in turn, offer possibilities for knowledge development by utilising wiki collaborative active spaces.The chapter uses se...
Chapter
In many third-level institutions the innovative potential of technology has not been fully recognised or exploited at a strategic organisational level or embedded in mainstream educational work processes at a micro level. The sustainable integration of effective e-learning practices into higher education establishments remains a major challenge. Th...
Book
An existing Adaptive Hypermedia System in use in Trinity College allows for student customisation of a course. However, the author has decided to examine the considerations and aspects of learning styles that could make a considerable pedagogical impact on both the narrative selection (using Gregorc's model) and then the content selection (providin...
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One of the major obstacles in developing quality eLearning content is the substantial development costs involved and development time required (12). Educational providers, such as those in the university sector and corporate learning, are under increasing pressure to enhance the pedagogical quality and technical richness of their course offerings w...
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One of the major obstacles in developing quality eLearning content is the substantial development costs involved and development time required [12]. Educational providers, such as those in the university sector and corporate learning, are under increasing pressure to enhance the pedagogical quality and technical richness of their course offerings w...

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