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Centre for Research in I.T. in Education

Schools of Education and Computer Science & Statistics, Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland

Eileen Freeman

Eileen Brennan Freeman
Visiting Research Fellow
Department: CRITE
Tel: +353-87-623-01 03
Eileen.Freeman@cs.tcd.ie
https://www.cs.tcd.ie/Eileen.Freeman/

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Qualifications

B.A (German, French)., H.Dip Ed, M Sc. IT in Education.

Current Research Interest:

National Policies for ICT in School Education: an International Perspective.
(Dis) alignment of 'National Policies for ICT in Education' with specific regard to 'Curriculum and Assessment', 'Teacher Professional Development', 'Infrastructure & Access' and 'Evaluation'.

Comparative International Research on Best Practice and Innovation in Learning. A report, prepared by CRITE, commissioned by the Lifelong Learning Group of the Information Society Commission.
Research Assistant (1999/2000). Link here to the report.

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Professional Affiliation:

Visiting Research Fellow
Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE)
http://wwww.cs.tcd.ie/crite

European Experts' Network for Education and Technology (EENet) http://www.eenet.org
Elected Vice-Chair of EENet in February, 2003 and Chair in February, 2005.
European Distance and Education Network (EDEN)
Open Classroom Working Group
http://www.eden-online.org/eden.php?menuId=267
Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI)
Executive Committe
http://www.cesi.ie

Publications

Conference Invited Speaker

October, 2006. Dublin. Ireland
Invited by the Norwegian Research and Educational Network (REN)
in assoication with the Norwegian Association for Distance Education and Flexible Education (NADE)
Trinity College Dublin, 10th October, 2006
http://www2.invanor.no/templates/extranet/Page____55884.aspx

April, 2006. Lisbon. Portugal.
IV European Union – Latin America and the Caribbean
Ministerial Forum on Information Society

An Alliance for Social Cohesion through Digital Inclusion.
IV Foro Ministerial América Latina y Caribe– Unión Europa Sobre La Sociedad De La Informacion
Lisbon (Portugal), 28-29 April 2006.
Participation by Invitation

April, 2006. Hämeenlinna, Finland.
ITK'06. Interaktiivinen Tekniikka Koulutuksessa
Interactive Technology in Education.
http://www.hameenkesayliopisto.fi/itk/in_english/info_en.htm

February, 2006. Rome, Italy.
Developing a Platform for Global Co-operation.
Open Universities International Conference.
Invited by the Italian National Research Council
http://www.unimarconi.it/conference06/

November 2005. Helsinor (Elsinore) Denmark.
Invited Opening Presentation:
eLearning Forum for Education - ELFE.
invited by Maruja Gutierrez Diaz, Head of Unit Multimedia for Education, Training and Culture, DG Education, EU Commission.
E xperts and teachers' union representatives from 23 countries discussed the ELFE findings and suggestions for a Union-policy on the use of ICT in schools and suggestions to EU-policy on the same matter.http://www.elfe-eu.net/flx/english/events/conferences/

October, 2005. Poitiers, France.
EDEN Fifth Open Classroom Conference
Teachers' Professional Development: addressing eLearning,
Innovation & Quality in Schooling
Roundtable: Quality vs Equity in e-Learning: Looking for a Compromise?
http://www.eden-online.org/eden.php?menuId=255

September, 2005. Taquara, RS, Brazil.
Encontro Internacional de Educação a Distância (EAD): Políticas Públicas e Novas Possibilidades de se fazer EAD. O evento foi realizado no auditório da Faculdade de Taquara (FACCAT), no Rio Grande do Sul.
International Meeting on Distance Learning: Government Practices and New Policies in Developing Distance Learning, organised by FACAAT and Rio Grande do Sul.
International Virtual Conference.

June, 2005. Prague, Czech Republic.
EMTECH, International Conference.

Presentation title: EU and E-Learning in Higher Education
http://emtech.cvut.cz/en/konference/

December, 2003. Gustav - Stresemann Institut, Bonn, Germany.
1st International Conference. Neue Medien in der Ganztagsschule.
Schulen ans Netz (Schools On-line Germany)
Presentation title:
"Neue Medien in der Ganztagsschule: Mehr soziale Chancengleichheit in der Bildung".
"New Media in full-time schooling: More opportunities for social equality in schooling"?
http://www.schulen-ans-netz.de/internationales/iw1/iwd3.php

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Invited Session Chair. Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
New Challenges and Partnerhsips in an Enlarged European Union: Open, Distance and e-Learning in Support of Modernisation, Capacity Building and Regional Development
EDEN,16-19 June, 2004
http://www.eden-online.org/eden.php?menuId=26


Invited Session Chair. Helsinki, Finland.
Helsinki University of Technology
(EDEN)
, 20-23 JUNE, 2005
Lifelong E-Learning.
Bringing e-learning close to lifelong learning and working life: a new period of uptake
http://www.eden-online.org/eden.php?menuId=22

 

Conference Papers 

EENet Presentations. Click here.


Roberta K Weber, Peter Scrimshaw, Kari Kumpulainen, Eileen Freeman, Daithi O Murchu, Ann FitzGibbon, Elizabeth Oldham, Richard Millwood. Addressing Barriers of Information Technology from a Multi-National View: A New Message for Teacher Education. Panel Submission to 15th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2004). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Charlottesville, VA, USA, March 2004. http://www.aace.org/conf/site/default.htm

Eileen Freeman, Enrique J. Hinostroza and Brendan Tangney. (Dis) alignment of Evaluation, Assessment, Curriculum, Educational ICT Policy: Does it make a change in educational achievement? Abstract accepted for presentation at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), in association with European Educational Research Association (EERA). Hamburg, September 2003. http://brs.leeds.ac.uk/~beiwww/BEIA/ecer2003.htm

Daithí Ó Murchú, Eileen Freeman. Best Practice in designing interactive, on-line materials for second level students in Ireland Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE), UK, July 2003. http://education.newport.ac.uk/itte/summer2003/programme/programme.asp

Harald Gapski & Carl Holmberg & Eileen Freeman.Qulaity Dialogue in ICT in European School Education - contribution from EENet. Proceedings of the EDEN 2003 Annual Conference, Rhodes, Greece. The Quality Dialogue: Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning. Greece, June 2003.

Roberta Weber, Eileen Freeman, Daithí Ó Murchú, Kari Kumpulainen, Dean Korosec , Richard Millwood. A Global Assessment: Comparative Analysis of Science Curriculum & Technology Integration Knowledge of Preservice and Inservice Teachers. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2003). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Charlottesville, VA, USA, March 2003.http://www.aace.org/conf/site/default.htm

Daithí Ó Murchú, Eileen Freeman. Best Practice in designing interactive, on-line materials for second level students in Ireland Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2003). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Charlottesville, VA, USA, March 2003. http://www.aace.org/conf/site/default.htm

Chris Jones, Eileen Freeman & Brendan Tangney. By their deeds shall ye know them teaching to the test: the impact of assessment on teaching and learning in secondary school ICT classrooms in England and Wales, and Ireland. Under review for the Journal for Information Technology and Teacher Education (JITTE) 2002. rtf

Bronwyn Stuckey, Christina Preston, Eileen Freeman. Windows on Community. Interactive Tours of four web-based communities. To be published in proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2002). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Charlottesville, VA, USA, March 2002. http://www.aace.org/conf/site/default.htm


Eileen Freeman & Anne Gilleran. Signposts for the Future. An Examination of the Issues surrounding the promotion of eLearning in the Information Society. 'Challenges for Learning in a Digital Age': Computer Education Society of Ireland National Conference: January 18th & 19th 2002.


Eileen Freeman, Brendan Tangney, Marja Kylämä, Enrique J. Hinostroza. International Education Policy and Practice for the Communication Society. Learner Empowerment YES! Learner Accreditation - HOW? "Challenges for Learning in a Digital Age" Computer Education Society of Ireland National Conference: January 18th & 19th 2002.

Eileen Freeman & Anne Gilleran. 'Breaking the Moulds' A Discussion of Some of the Issues Emerging from the Use of ICT in Education. "Educational Disadvantage and Social Exclusion". Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference 6-8 September 2001.

Eileen Freeman, Bryn Holmes, Brendan Tangney. ICTs for Learning - An International Perspective on the Irish Initiative. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2001), pp 1269-1274. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Charlottesville, VA, USA, March 2001. http://www.aace.org/conf/site/default.htm

Eileen Freeman, J. Enrique Hinostroza, Andrea Guzman, Brendan Tangney. ICT Policies and Evaluation: An ongoing international cross analysis. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology for Teacher Education, UK, July, 2001.

Janete Sander Costa, Eileen Freeman, Malcolm Hughes, Chris Jones, Richard Millwood, Terry Taylor, Roberta K Weber. International Collaborative Writing Using Equitext: Joined up thinking to define a mission or the distraction of creative endeavour? Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education, UK, July, 2001.

Janete Sander Costa, Eileen Freeman, Malcolm Hughes, Chris Jones, Richard Millwood, Terry Taylor, Roberta K Weber. Lifelong Learning with ICT/EduTech - a reflective and affective activity. Workshop. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education, UK, July, 2001.

Cleci Maraschin, Janete Sander Costa Mára Carmeiro, Eileen Freeman. Teacher Education in a New Social-Political, Technological and Globalised Context. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education, UK, July, 2001.

Anne Gilleran, Eileen Freeman, Bryn Holmes, Brendan Tangney. Language and Culture in the Curriculum. The Integration of ICT - Case Studies at Second Level. 'Integrating ICT in the Curriculum'. Computer Education Society of Ireland National Conference, November, 2001.

Bryn Holmes, Clare Brophy, Eileen Brennan & Tim Savage, (2000). Challenges as Opportunities: An International Perspective on Professionalism in Education in the 21st Century. Professionalism in Education in the 21st Century: Recognising and meeting the Challenge: Association of Teachers' Education Centres in Ireland. Tralee, Ireland, November 2000.

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