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Dr. Jake Byrne

Assistant Professor (Education)

Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne is an Educational Technologist and Assistant Professor in Contemporary Teaching & Learning and Computing and course coordinator for the Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. Jake is also the Academic Director of Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace, overseeing the undergraduate and postgraduate course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship being delivered by this unit. Jake has years of experience using the Bridge21 learning models to teach teamwork, programming, problem solving, design thinking, game design and other digital media projects. In 2017 Jake was commissioned by the NCCA to help write the new Computer Science Leaving Certificate course, helping to integrate both skills development and domain knowledge into the specification. For 2016 and 2017 Jake was the Creative Technology Curator at the dlr LexIcon Library. Responsible for the development and curation of workshops in 3D design/printing, Electronics, programming and hardware development with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. He has continued to engage with public libraries in the delivery of maker education and developing maker spaces. Since 2019 Jake has been the Pilot Work Package leader for CHARM-EU, a European Commission funded initiative to explore the establishment of transnational European Universities. The CHARM-EU (Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-Based and Mobile European University) is an initiative formed by five research-based universities (University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and University of Montpellier). CHARM-EU's vision is to have an innovative university model which embraces the change needed to meet society's challenges, breaking down borders and linking local and global solutions. Jake is a DCU graduate in Mechatronic Engineering and completed both a Masters in Science in Technology and Learning and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He also has experience designing innovative technological solutions for industry and is a named co-inventor on a patent. These experiences have provided him with the opportunity to pursue his passions for innovation, technology, design thinking, educational reform and civic engagement. Jake welcomes queries from prospective Masters and Ph.D. students who are interested in the following topics: Computer Science Education, Learning Technologies/Tools, Approaches to Teamwork and 21st Century Skills Development
  Automation, Robotic Control Systems   communication, interdisciplinary education,   Computer Science   Computer Science/Engineering   Continuing Professional Development   Human computer interactions   Information systems development   Information technology in education   Innovation in learning   interdisciplinary collaboration   Interdisciplinary research   Knowledge and data engineering   Lifelong Learning   TRANSDISCIPLINARITY   transdisciplinary collaboration   TRANSDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION
 Exten.D.T.2: Extending Design Thinking with Emerging Digital Technologies
  Trinity Access 21

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Computer Science Education Domain Expert - National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), development of and consultation on the Leaving Certificate Computer Science Specification (Curriculum) 2018
Journal Reviewer - British Journal of Educational Technology 2019
Journal Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Education 2019
CESI*CS Working Group - Computer in Education Society Ireland - Coordination group including CESI, NCCA, PDST and other stakeholders related to Computer Science Education at post-primary level. 2018
Programme Committee - UKICER 2022 Conference - UK ACM Special Interest Group in Computing Science Education
Guest Editor - British Journal of Educational Technology, Special Section "Constructionism Moving Forward" 2019-2021
Programme Committee - UKICER 2020 Conference - UK ACM Special Interest Group in Computing Science Education July 2020
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Ireland ACM SIGCSE Chapter 2019 Present
Daniel Griffin, Silvia Gallagher, Vanessa Vigano, Dimitra Mousa, Sanne Van Vugt, Alex Lodder, Jake Rowan Byrne, Best Practices for Sustainable Inter-Institutional Hybrid Learning at CHARM European University, Education Sciences, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cornelia Connolly, Jake Byrne and Elizabeth Oldham, The trajectory of Computer Science education policy in Ireland: A document analysis narrative, European Journal of Education, 57, (3), 2022, p512 - 529, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Bray, A. and Byrne, J. R. and Tangney, B. and Oldham, E. , The Bridge21 Framework: Impact on Teachers and Implications for Equitable, Inclusive Classrooms, ATEE Spring Conference 2020-2021, ATEE, Firenze University Press, 2021, pp151 - 154, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Byrne, J.R., Girvan, C. and Clayson, J., Constructionism moving forward, British Journal of Educational Technology, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Dahm, Ralf and Byrne, Jake Rowan and Rogers, Daniel and Wride, Michael A., How research institutions can foster innovation, BioEssays, 43, (9), 2021, p2100107 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
STEM CPD For 21st Century Teaching & Learning - The Bridge21 Approach in, editor(s)Leite, L., Oldham, E., Afonso, A.S., Viseu, F., Dourado, L. & Martinho, M.H. , Science and mathematics education for 21st century citizens: challenges and ways forwards, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2020, pp3 - 23, [Bray A., Byrne J.R., & Tangney B.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Tangney, B. Byrne, J. Rowan Girvan, C.(ed.), Constructionism 2020, The University of Dublin Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, May 26-29, TARA, 2020, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Tangney B., Byrne J.R., Girvan C.(ed.), Proceedings of the 2020 Constructionism Conference, Dublin, May 26-29, 2020, 619 p, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED  Handle
Technology-Mediated Collaborative Learning: The Bridge21 Activity Model in Theory and Practice in, editor(s)Linda Daniela , Didactics of Smart Pedagogy, Springer, 2019, pp309-330 , [Jake Rowan Byrne, Sharon Kearney, Kevin Sullivan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Daniel Griffin, Jake Rowan Byrne, Mixed Reality (XR) Tools For Distributed Teamwork, The Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning, Cork, Ireland, 26-28 June, 2019, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED  URL

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Award Date
John Holland Undergraduate Scholarship awarded by RINCE @ DCU 2007
EdTech Ireland U.S. cultural exchange recipient - Awarded by U.S. Embassy Dublin 2014
Trinity Teaching Innovation Grants 2016 - Co-Applicant 2016