00Ms Muireann O?Keeffe l guest lecturer l RCSI Leadership

Muireann O'Keeffe

Muireann OKeeffe is a guest lecturer in the institute of leadership with teaching interest in action research, academic practice, educational technology, ePortfolios and social media in education.Academic Qualifications 
Doctorate in Education (ongoing) Institute of Education, University of London 
Masters of Science in IT in Education  
H.Dip. Information Technology
BA (Nua-Ghaeilge, Maths) 
Professional Memberships 
Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA): Treasurer  
Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN): member
Association for Learning Technology (ALT): member
Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA): member 
Teaching Interests 
Action Research
Academic Practice
Educational Technology
Social Media in education
Research Interests 
ePortfolios for learning and reflection 
Blogging for reflective practice
Social media and digital brand of the academic 
Digital scholarship
Digital Literacy 
Rresearch and publications

  • Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) research focus: Exploration into how ePortfolios afford creative practices within student learning. 
  • O’Keeffe, M. (2013). How can I support students to develop reflective and creative ePortfolios on a professional  development Masters programme? 3rd Annual Action Research Colloquium. 19th – 20th June 2013. 
  • O’Keeffe, Donnelly (2013). Exploration of ePortfolios for Adding Value and Deepening Student Learning in Contemporary Higher Education. International Journal of ePortfolios. 3(1).
  • O’Keeffe, M (2012) Supporting Professionalism in Educational Development in Irish Higher Education. http://arrow.dit.ie/libart/10/
  • O’Keeffe, M (2012) Exploring Supports Provided for Student ePortfolio Development in a Professional Development Context. http://arrow.dit.ie/libart/9/
  • O’Keeffe (2012) ePortfolios for Learning, Proceedings of EDtech conference, NUI Maynooth.
  • O’Keeffe M., Boylan F., & O’Rawe, M. (2011) ‘Introducing the shift in lecturer roles as key skills and competencies are fostered in higher education students today’ SRHE Research Conference, Wales, December 7th-9th 2011. http://arrow.dit.ie/ltccon/14/
  • O’Keeffe, O’Rourke, Donnelly (2011) Do ePortfolios foster creativity? An evaluative study in a professional development context. Proceedings of DIVERSE Conference, Dublin. 
  • O’Keeffe, Crehan (2010) Using Blogs to foster reflective practice for professional development of teaching staff in higher education, Proceedings of LIN/NAIRTL conference Dublin, Ireland. http://www.nairtl.ie/documents/CrehanandOKeefe.pdf. 
  • O’Keeffe (2009) An Evolutionary Pathway to establish sustainable NDLR SMARTCops, ASCILITE conference, New Zealand. 
  • O’Keeffe, Cashman & O’Regan (2008) Supporting the development of communities of practice: informal versus formal communities.  ALT-C conference, Leeds, UK. 
  • O’Keeffe, Brabazon (2008) Digital learning resources to assist presentation skills of engineering students, EE 2008, Loughborough, UK.

Organisational Experience 
Muireann worked fulltime on projects relating to Learning Development and Digital Learning Innovation for the RCSI in 2013. Previous to that she was a Learning Development Officer at the Dublin Institute of Technology supporting the enhancement of academic practices with lecturers. At DIT she coordinated the MSc in Applied eLearning and lectured on the PG Dip in Third Level Teaching and Learning. She specialises in technology enhanced learning and is currently pursuing her Educational Doctorate on the topic of ePortfolios at the Institute of Education at the University of London.
Muireann has also held positions at Dublin City University, University of Stirling and Trinity College Dublin in the area of technology enhanced learning. 
Contact Details
Twitter: @muireannOK