About Claire McDonnell
Affiliation: Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
I have been an organic chemistry lecturer at Dublin Institute of
Technology (DIT) since 2000, before which I worked in the fine chemical
and pharmaceutical industries. I have particular interests in context
and problem-based learning, community-based learning and research, the
application of online tools to support student learning and
collaboration, student transition to third level and the integration of
teaching and research. I am currently on a 3 year secondment to the
Learning Teaching and Technology Centre in DIT.
Recent publications about university teaching and learning
- C Mc Donnell, PM Ennis and L Shoemaker (2011), ‘Now for the science bit:
Implementing community-based learning in chemistry’, Education +
Training, 53 (2/3), 218 – 236.
- N Brouwer and C Mc Donnell (2009),
‘Online Support & Online Assessment for Teaching and Learning
Chemistry’, chapter in Innovative Methods in University Chemistry
Teaching, B Byers and I. Eilks (Eds), 123-152, RSC Publishing.
Cunningham, C McDonnell, B McIntyre & T Mc Kenna (2008), “A
Reflection on Teachers’ Experience as E-Learners”, chapter in Applied
E-Learning and E-Teaching in Higher Education, R. Donnelly and F. Mc
Sweeney (Eds), Information Science Reference, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mc Donnell, C O’Connor and MK Seery (2007), ‘Developing Practical
Chemistry Skills By Means of Student-Driven Problem Based Learning
Mini-projects’, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 8(2), 130 -
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