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1st September 2019: Elaine Walsh commenced the role of University Teacher in Technical Communication and Instructional Design.


14th May 2019: Darina Slattery won the UL Teaching Excellence Award for excellence in the provision of pedagogic support to blended and fully online teachers.


3rd April 2019: Darina Slattery presented 'Designing Blended and Fully Online Programmes: Pedagogical and Technological Considerations' at a University of Limerick Library Presentation.


27th March 2019: Darina Slattery presented the 'AHSS Digital Learning Survey' at the AHSS Faculty Board at the University of Limerick.


14th March 2019: Darina Slattery delivered a TEL Workshop to AHSS Faculty at the University of Limerick,.


7th March 2019: The first Technical Communication and E-Learning Research Day took place at UL. The event included presentations from Louisiana Tech University and UL faculty and students.


5th March 2019: Rachael Hewetson and Grainne Hogan from SAP (Galway) presented a workshop on user assistance and language editing to staff and MA students.


1st March 2019: Deirdre Noonan from Novitas (Kildare) presented a workshop on developing e-learning content, approaching the e-learning process, and introducing Articulate Storyline


11th February 2019: Clare Gormley from National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL – DCU) presented online to the MA students on developing e-Learning courses. 


November 2018: The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning programme won Postgraduate Course of the Year in Arts & Humanities for the second year in a row.


September 2018: 27 new students commenced the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning programme and 20 new students commenced the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing programme. 


25th July 2018: Darina Slattery presented 'Learning Analytics as a Tool for Evaluating Engagement in Technical Communication Discussion Forums' at the IEEE ProComm 2018 Conference in Toronto.


23rd July 2018: Yvonne Cleary presented ‘Component Content Management: A Survey of Practice and Implications for Academic Programs’ at the IEEE ProComm 2018 Conference in Toronto. Yvonne also presented 'TecCOMFrame: Developing Prototype Technical Communication Curricula' with her collaborator Joyce Karreman.


9th July 2018: Elaine Walsh, Lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design, assumed the role of Acting Course Director for the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing.


25th-27th April 2018: UL hosted the European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication Studies, which included presentations by researchers in industry and academia, as well as UL PhD students in Technical Communication and Instructional Design.


20th March 2018: Fionnuala Courtney, HR Manager with Pulse Learning (Tralee), presented to staff and MA students.


13th March 2018: Rachael Hewetson (User Assistance Development Manager) and Sarah Deegan (User Assistance Developer) from SAP (Galway) presented a workshop on user assistance and language editing to staff and MA students. 


7th March 2018: Darina Slattery presented 'Using E-tivities to Promote Collaboration Among On-Campus and Online Students' at the Conversations in the Consortium Seminar at the University of Limerick.


13th February 2018: Barbara Coen, Chief Product Officer with iheed, an e-learning company based in Dublin, presented to staff and MA students. 


6th February 2018: Mairead Ni Chaoimh and Angela Tarrant, both technical writers with Bard na nGleann (Cork), presented to staff and MA students. 


January 2018: Yvonne Cleary was a plenary speaker in a panel on 'Perspectives on Teaching Online in Global Contexts' during the GSOLE online conference. GSOLE is the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators. For more information, see: https://www.glosole.org/registration--schedule.html.


25th January 2018: Darina Slattery presented 'Online Teaching Strategies' at the PhD Life Hacks: Teaching Methods and Practices Spring Seminar at the University of Limerick.


November 2017: The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning programme won Postgraduate Course of the Year in Arts & Humanities.


November 2017: The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning and Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing programmes were both shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year in Arts & Humanities.


October 2017: Yvonne Cleary participated in a Translating Europe workshop organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Translators, as part of the TC World conference in Stuttgart in October. Yvonne’s presentation, with Dr Joyce Karreman of the University of Twente, explored “How to Integrate Useful Competencies from Technical Communication into Translation.” For more information, see: http://conferences.tekom.de/tcworld17/conference-program/translating-europe/.


September 2017: The MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning recruited 33 new students, along with 10 part-time year 2 students starting this September. These students were on-campus for orientation in August. Many of them will study online for the remainder of the programme.


September 2017: TCID is running a new research methods module on the MA this semester, RM6031: Research Methods in Technical Communication and E-Learning.


July 2017: Dr. Ann Marcus-Quinn presented with Dr. Triona Hourigan at the World Conference in Computers in Education (WCCE) held in Dublin.


July 2017: Dr. Yvonne Cleary and Dr. Darina Slattery were the proceedings co-chairs for the 2017 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, which took place in Madison, Wisconsin in July. Yvonne and Darina also presented at the conference.


July 2017: Dr. Yvonne Cleary attended a TecCOMFrame project meeting in Stuttgart.


July 2017: Dr. Darina Slattery attended the AdCom Board of Governors meeting for the IEEE Professional Communication Society in Madison, Wisconsin.


June 2017: Elaine Walsh (PhD/Teaching Scholar) presented a poster at the Assessment in Higher Education Conference (https://aheconference.com/6th-internationl-ahe-conference-2017/). Elaine also chaired two sessions at the conference.


June 2017: Dr. Ann Marcus-Quinn hosted Dr. Jean-Louise Moys from the University of Reading to work on their typographic differentiation project. This collaborative project is part of her ongoing involvement in the E-COST research network: E-READ. A short summary of the visit is available at: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/cidr/2017/06/30/developing-interactive-elearning-resources/


26th April 2017: Dr. Darina Slattery gave a presentation on ‘Speaking at Conferences’ at the AHSS PhD Life Hacks Summer Seminar at the University of Limerick.


26th-27th April 2017: Dr. Yvonne Cleary attended the 7th transnational project meeting of the TecCOMFrame consortium in Antwerp.


21st March 2017: Rachel Hewetson, Colm Corless, and Aedin Collins (SAP) gave a workshop to faculty members and students on the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning.  The workshop was organised by Dr. Darina Slattery.


13th March 2017: Fergal McGrath who works as a technical writer for BAE Systems gave a guest lecture (via BigBlueButton) to students on the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning and the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing. The workshop was organised by Dr. Yvonne Cleary.


3rd March 2017: Cleary, Y. and D.M. Slattery (2017) Using Collaborative Tools to Facilitate Virtual Team Projects, Learning Through Sharing: Integrating Information & Communication Technology in Language Teaching & Learning, University of Limerick.


March 2017: Dr. Yvonne Cleary was interviewed by The Sunday Times about technical writing as a career in Ireland.


March 2017: Dr. Ann Marcus-Quinn wrote an impact case study of her research for the Irish Humanities Alliance.