The Effectiveness of Infographics

When I was teaching TL517 Digital Technology in Higher Education to lecturers in Maynooth University I was tasked with elevating certain elements of the blended module. I noticed that a lot of reflections and understanding was in the form of forum posts and replies. Something that I have had great …

Virtual Reality in Education

Back a billion years ago, Google was throwing out trial periods of cardboard goggles at us to stuff our phones into so we could look around a 3D static environment. It was fun for the students but was it of any immense benefit? The jury was out on that. It …

AI and the Future of Assessment

Having listened to many educators from primary school to higher education over the last few months, the worries surrounding AI lie within assessment. The essay still rules in higher education and now there are worries beginning to mount. Turnitin say they can detect AI written pieces. The results say otherwise. …

AI and the Changing Face of Creativity

I am a failed art student…actually I’m a failed pre-art college art student. I love creativity but I know my limits. I can go so far with a sketch, do some good stuff with digital graphic design. I make a mean poster. I talk CRAP. I guess I have a …

The Art of Roles and ChatGPT (or how to begin jailbreaking)

Asking ChatGPT to write a summary or analysis of articles or papers will result in your usual mediocre writing style. You know, the “howevers,”, the “in conclusions”, the blahs…let’s begin with asking it the meaning of life: Yeah, great. Ultimately and in conclusion, we all knew that was the meaning …