BSc, MSc, MA, MA
Lecturer &eLearning Development Officer
Department of Business/Teaching and Learning Centre, Carlow Campus
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- Research Interests
- Research Supervision
- Engagement and Collaboration
Research interests include learning, teaching and assessment in higher education; flipped and blended learning; quantitative literacy and mathematics/statistics education.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Risquez, A., Raftery, D. and Costello, E. (2015), The open dataset on students’ perceptions of virtual learning environments in Ireland: Collaborating to listen to the student voice. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46: 1070–1074. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12323
O’Broin D and Raftery D (2011) ‘Using Google Docs to Support Project-based Learning’ All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J) 3(1) http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php/aishe-j/issue/view/3
Kavanagh, Y., & Raftery, D. (2017). Physical Physics – Learning and Assessing Light Concepts in a novel way. MRS Advances, 1-6. doi:10.1557/adv.2017.589
Y. Kavanagh, N O’Hara, R. Palmer, P. Lowe, D Raftery. (2017) ‘Physical Physics: Getting Students active in Learning Materials Science’. MRS Advances, 2(31-32), 1635-1641. doi:10.1557/adv.2017.61
Books and Book Chapters
Risquez A, McAvinia C, Raftery D, O'Riordan F, Harding N, Cosgrave R, Logan-Phelan T and Farrelly T (2013) ‘An investigation of students' experiences of using virtual learning environments : implications for academic professional development’, in: Ciara O'Farrell and Alison Farrell (editors) Emerging Issues in Higher Education III : from capacity building to sustainability Athlone, Ireland: EDIN (Educational Developers in Ireland Network) http://www.edin.ie/publications.php
Raftery D (2010) ‘Developing educational screencasts – a practitioner’s perspective’. In Donnelly, R., Harvey, J., & ORourke, K. (Eds.) Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
Conference Proceedings and Papers
Noonan, G., Raftery, D. (2017) ‘Digitally practice what you teach’ EdTech 2017, Practitioner presentation, IT Sligo, 1st-2nd June.
McHugh, D., Raftery, D. (2017) ‘Learning from feedback: Using Padlet for First Year Business Student ePortfolios’ EdTech 2017, Practitioner presentation, IT Sligo, 1st-2nd June.
Farrelly, T., Raftery, D., Harding, N., Risquez, A., O’Grady, M., McAvinia, C., Costello, E., Ryan, D., McSweeney, D., Logan-Phelan, T. (2016) ‘VLEs – What Lecturers Want and Do’ EdTech 2016, research paper presentation, Law Society, 26th-27th May.
Farrelly, T., Raftery, D., Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Harding, N., Costello, E., O’Grady, M., Ryan, D., McSweeney, D., Logan-Phelan, T. (2015) ‘Exploring lecturer engagement with the VLE: initial findings from a multi-college survey’ EdTech 2015, research paper presentation, University of Limerick, 28th-29th May.
Fannon, L., Kelly, O., MacBlain, M., Raftery, D. and Brennan, S. (2015). “Cross-institutional development of sharable learning technology tools for flexible accounting education” EADTU 2015 Conference Proceedings.
Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Raftery, D., Costello, E., O’Riordan, F., Palmer, M., Harding, N., Cosgrave, R., Logan-Phelan, T., Farrelly, T. (2013) ‘Engaging students through the VLE: findings from the VLE Usage Survey 2008-2013’ 6th Annual Learning Innovation Network (LIN) Conference, Ashling Hotel Dublin, 17th October.
Risquez A, McAvinia C, Raftery D, Harding N, Costello E, Farrelly T, O'Riordan F & Palmer M (2012) ‘Uptake and Usage of Virtual Learning Environments: Findings from a multi-institutional student usage survey’ EdTech 2012, research paper presentation, NUI Maynooth, 31 May-1 June.
Raftery D (2008) ‘Developing educational screencasts: practical tips and pedagogical issues from the chalkface’ EdTech 2008 , Dundalk Institute of Technology, 22-23rd May.
Raftery D (2008) ‘Useful resources for teaching a first course in statistics from a statistical literacy perspective’ 3rd Irish Mathematics Service Teaching Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology 26-27th May
Raftery D (2006) ‘In Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: Encouraging Teaching Excellence in Higher Education’ AISHE Conference 2006, Maynooth 31st August-1st September Link
Other research outputs (selected)
Kane C, Raftery D & Gormley P (2012) ‘eBRICS (NDLR LInCS Project)’ EdTech 2012, Poster, NUI Maynooth, 31 May-1 June.
Raftery D & McDonald S (2011) ‘Assessing for learning and quantitative literacy’ 18th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM), Poster, ITT Dublin, 26-29th June
Raftery D, Fannon F & Brennan S (2011) 'FASTER (Financial Accounting eLearning Resources)' EdTech 2011, Poster, Waterford Institute of Technology, 1-2nd June
Raftery D (2009) ‘We all need to be numerati: fostering quantitative literacy in higher education’ LIN 2nd Annual Conference, poster, Athlone 15th Oct
Supervision of dissertations on the MA in Teaching and Learning
Advice and professional training on quantitative research methods and data analysis to postgraduate and undergraduate researchers
Current Research Students
- Karolyn McDonnell (2016-present) Online Discussion as Assessment in Social Care
Past Research Students
- Miriam Monaghan (2004-2005) A Study of Information Technology usage within Irish Manufacturing SME’s in the South East
- Brendan Lynch (2007-2008) A study of the social factors which impinge on the ability of physically disabled students to attend a third level college and their lifestyle within
Areas of interest as a supervisor include
- Teaching and assessment in higher education,
- Flipped and blended learning (including technology-enhanced learning,
- Online learning, screencasting and gamification),
- Quantitative literacy
- Mathematics/statistics education