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Mr. Keith Johnston

Assistant Professor (Education)
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Keith Johnston lectures in the area of ICTs in education. He teaches courses in ICTs (Information and Communications Technologies) in Education as part of the Professional Master in Education and the Master in Education programme. His main research interests are the development and implementation of ICT policy in primary and post-primary education, and in the use of ICTs to support teaching and learning at these levels. He is also interested in using ICTs to support teacher professional development at both pre-service and in-service, and in teacher professional development generally. Recent research foci have included the Bridge21 model of learning in the context of proposed Junior Cycle reforms, as well as the use of tablet pc's and interactive whiteboards in educational contexts. Some emergent research foci include mobile learning via smartphone applications, social networking in educational contexts and the use of personal response systems.
  Computer Education/Literacy   Teacher Education
 Evaluating the Bridge21 initiative
 Interactive Whiteboards in Primary Education
 Evaluation of the Primary Curriculum Support Programme (PCSP)
 The use of online teaching and learning materials with postgraduate Education students
 The organisational impact of ICT on Irish schools

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Amond, M., Johnston, K. & Millwood, R. , Self-Organised Professional Development - The TeachMeet Phenomenon, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, 5-7 March 2018, edited by edited by L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2018, pp239 - 248 , Notes: [ISBN 978-84-697-9480-7], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham. E., Factors Influencing Pre-Service Teachers' Use of Technology on School Placement - Mind the Gap, Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018, Washington, March 26-30 2018, edited by E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.) , Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2018, pp1377-1382 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham. E., , Use of Technology by Pre-Service Teachers on School Placement - An Irish Perspective, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, 6-8th March, edited by L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2017, pp1345 - 1354, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Bruen, C., Kreiter, C., Wade, V., Johnston, K., & Pawlikowska, T., Virtual patient simulations for undergraduate medical students improve their knowledge of communication skills, Amee An International Association for Medical Education, Helsinki, Finland, 26-30 August 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Murchan D., Lombard, P., Oldham, E., & Johnston, K., Supplementary online tutoring as a response to high-stakes testing in mathematics, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, 27 April-1 May 2017, 2017, Poster, PRESENTED
McGarr, O. & Johnston, K., 'Never Let The Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story': Exploring The Reporting of the OECD 'Students, Computers and Learning' Study in the National Media in Ireland., International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, 7-9th March, edited by Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2016, pp7152 - 7161, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
ICT and School Improvement: The OECD/CERI Study Revisited in, editor(s)Butler, D., Marshall, K. and M. Leahy , Shaping the future - How Technology Can Lead to Educational Transformation , Dublin, Liffey Press, 2015, pp210 - 234, [Gleeson, J., Johnston, K. and McGarr, O.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Smith, E. & Johnston, K., iPads In Action: A Case Study Of The Perceived Benefits and Limitations Of The Adoption Of Tablet PC's by an Irish Post-Primary School, International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2nd-4th March 2015, edited by Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2015, pp4171 - 4180, Notes: [Notes: [ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7]], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Copeland, C. & Johnston, K, A Case Study of Blended Learning in Senior Cycle Economics, Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, 2nd-4th March 2015, edited by Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2015, pp4181 - 4191, Notes: [ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham. E., Professional Use of Technology on School Placement - an Irish study., Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 , Las Vegas, March 2-6 2015, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2015, pp2040 - 2047, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
  

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Damian Murchan, Andrew Loxley, Keith Johnston, Micheline Quinn, Helen Fitzgerald, Evaluation of the Primary Curriculum Support Programme (PCSP), A report commissioned by the Department of Education and Science and the NCCA, 2005, Report, SUBMITTED
Jim Gleeson, David O'Grady, Keith Johnston and Oliver McGarr , OECD/CERI Work Programme, ICT and School Improvement, Executive Summary for Ireland, Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development, 2001, Report, SUBMITTED
Teresa O'Doherty, Jim Gleeson, Keith Johnston, Janet Moody, Oliver McGarr, Computers and Curriculum - difficulties and dichotomies, A report commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, 2001, Report, SUBMITTED
Teresa O'Doherty, Jim Gleeson, Janet Moody, Keith Johnston, Lisa Kiely and Oliver McGarr , An Investigation into the Interest in and Feasibility of Introducing a Computer-based Subject to the Established Leaving Certificate Programme, Report commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, 2000, Report, SUBMITTED

  

Keith Johnston researches in the area of ICTs in education and is a member of both the Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) and the Research in School Education (RISE) research grouping. His main research interests are the development and implementation of ICT policy in primary and post-primary education, and in the use of ICTs to support teaching and learning at these levels. He is also interested in using ICTs to support teacher professional development at both pre-service and in-service, and in teacher professional development generally. Recent research foci have included the Bridge21 model of learning in the context of proposed Junior Cycle reforms, as well as the use of tablet pc's and interactive whiteboards in educational contexts. Some emergent research foci include mobile learning via smartphone applications, social networking in educational contexts and the use of personal response systems.