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Denise Sweeney is an Educational Designer and her remit is to lead and manage the design and development of flexible educational resources for postgraduate research students. She manages the design, development and delivery of educational resources and programmes for full time, part time and distance learning postgraduate research students that align to the Research Development Framework.
Denise has degrees in French, Drama and Adult Education and is a current candidate on the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme at the University of Leicester. The title of her thesis is: How university teachers and students use learning technology in university classroom contexts to optimise the quality of teaching and learning: a study of purposes, principles, processes and perspectives.
She has over 20 years’ experience in adult and higher education as both a teacher of TESOL/TEFL and project manager/educational designer in Australia, Japan and the UK. Her research interests include learning design, learning and teaching in higher education, learning technologies and new media and academic and digital literacies.
Recent Publications & Conference Papers
Sweeney, D. & Kear, S. 2012, PiLC: A small web-based lecture capture project’ Association of Learning Technology Conference 2012, University of Manchester, UK.
Booth, G. Sweeney, D. & Cole, A. 2009, ‘Facilitating Trainee Learning: Learning Needs Analysis/Learning Plan’ Medical Education Program, Physicians Week 2009, Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, Australia.
Sweeney. D. Forsyth, K. Wilson, J. & O’Keefe, M. 2009 ‘Facilitating Reflective Practice: Using the significant incident analysis tool (SIAT)’ Medical Education Program, Physicians Week 2009, Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, Australia.