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Eamon Costello

Dr

Contact Details



DG03
Open Education Unit
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

T: +35317008793
E: eamon.costello@dcu.ie
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Biography

Dr Costello holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature (I) and History (II.I) from Trinity College Dublin, a higher Diploma (Distinction) in Computer Science from University College Dublin, an MSc (I) in Software and Information Systems from National University of Ireland Galway and a Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin. His Doctoral study analysed the implications of massively distributed collaborative development processes for education and educational technology and focused on the community of the Open Source VLE Moodle. Dr. Costello is currently chair of DCU's online BSc. in Information Technology and BSc. in Management of Information Technology and Information Systems.

Research Interests

Open and Distance Learning. Educational Technology including Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. Computing Education. Open Source Software in Education. MOOCs. eAssessment. HCI Design. Eamon also helps to coordinate the Digital Learning Research Network which includes over 50 staff with research interests, and range of  scholarly outputs, in this area. His Doctoral study analysed the implications of massively distributed collaborative development processes for education and educational technology and focused on the community of the Open Source VLE Moodle. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 '#MOOC friends and followers: An analysis of Twitter hashtag networks'
Costello, E. and Brown, M. and Nair, B. and Mhich\'il, M.N.G. and Zhang, J. and Lynn, T. (2017) '#MOOC friends and followers: An analysis of Twitter hashtag networks'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10254 LNCS :170-175 [Details]
2017 'Giving flexible learners a head start on higher education: Designing and implementing a pre-induction socialisation MOOC'
Brunton, J. and Brown, M. and Costello, E. and Farrell, O. and Mahon, C. (2017) 'Giving flexible learners a head start on higher education: Designing and implementing a pre-induction socialisation MOOC'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10254 LNCS :10-19 [Details]
2015 'Opportunities and threats of the MOOC movement for higher education: The European perspective'
Schuwer R.;Gil-Jaurena I.;Aydin C.;Costello E.;Dalsgaard C.;Brown M.;Jansen D.;Teixeira A. (2015) 'Opportunities and threats of the MOOC movement for higher education: The European perspective'. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 16 (6):20-38 [Details]
2015 'The open dataset on students' perceptions of virtual learning environments in Ireland: Collaborating to listen to the student voice'
Risquez A.;Raftery D.;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 (5):1070-1074 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'A Strategic response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge'
Brown M.;Costello E.;Donlon E.;Giolla-Mhichil M. (2015) 'A Strategic response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge'. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 16 (6):98-115 [Details]
2013 'Opening up to open source: Looking at how Moodle was adopted in higher education'
Costello E. (2013) 'Opening up to open source: Looking at how Moodle was adopted in higher education'. Open Learning, 28 (3):187-200 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Smart schools = smart economy: An examination of the influence of the concept of the knowledge economy on the framing of Irish Government policy for ICT in schools'
Costello, E. (2012) '
Smart schools = smart economy: An examination of the influence of the concept of the knowledge economy on the framing of Irish Government policy for ICT in schools'. TRINITY EDUCATION PAPERS, 1 :71-93 [Details]
2011 'Usage And Uptake Of Virtual Learning Environments In Ireland: Findings From A Multi Institutional Study'
Cosgrave R., Rísquez A., Logan-Phelan T., Farrelly T., Costello E., Palmer M., McAvinia C., Harding N., Vaughan N. (2011) 'Usage And Uptake Of Virtual Learning Environments In Ireland: Findings From A Multi Institutional Study'. AISHE-J: THE ALL IRELAND JOURNAL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 :1-13 [Details]
2009 'A reappraisal of online mathematics teaching using LaTeX'
Eamon Costello , Seamus Fox , Elaine Walsh (2009) 'A reappraisal of online mathematics teaching using LaTeX'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN LEARNING, 4 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 European Stakeholders' Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs
Costello, E., Brown, M., Holland, J. (2016) What Questions are MOOCs Asking? An Evidence Based Investigation . In: Khalil, M. Ebner, M, Kopp, M., Lorenz, A., & Kalz, M eds. European Stakeholders' Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs Graz, Austria, , 22-FEB-16 - 24-MAR-16 , pp.211-222 [Details]
2016 Proceedings of 41st Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference
Costello, E. and Brown, M. and Donlon, E. and Nic Giollamhichil, M. (2016) Land of The Learning Giants: The Rise of MOOCs Proceedings of 41st Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference [Details]
2016 Proceedings of 41st Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference
Farrelly, T. and Costello, E. (2016) OERs - Open for Business or Closing Down Sale Proceedings of 41st Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference [Details]
2016 Proceedings of 41st Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference
Donlon, E. and Brown, M. and Costello, E. (2016) Virtual Learning Environments - Opening up Education or Locking in Learning? Proceedings of 41st Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference [Details]
2008 ISEE-08 International Symposium for Engineering Education, Dublin City University
Lynn,T;Fox,S;Costello,E (2008) Online labs for distance learners: reflections from an Irish pilot study ISEE-08 International Symposium for Engineering Education, Dublin City University Ireland, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2010 'Some Moodle Tips'
Walsh E., Costello E. (2010) 'Some Moodle Tips' Teaching Reflections, 1 :11-12. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 2016 Irish UK Moodle Conference,
Costello, E., Brunton, J., Brown, M. (2016) Before We Begin: Guiding Learner Expectations via a Preparatory MOOC. [], 2016 Irish UK Moodle Conference, London, UK , 23-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16 [Details]
2015 The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference,
Bruton J, Brown M, Costello E, Delaney L, Fox S, Galvin A, Lonergan N (2015) Free, focused and flexible: A suite of online transition tools for supporting student success. [], The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat , 29-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E. (2015) The VLE and open education: Problems, potentials and practicalities. [], The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat , 29-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Proceedings of 2nd HOME Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giollamhichil, Kirwan, C., (2015) Hold the Front Page: The Story of MOOCs in the Irish Media. [], Proceedings of 2nd HOME Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs, Rome, Italy , 30-NOV-15 - 01-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium,
Brown, M. Costello, E., (2015) Why adopt MOOCs? Defining institutional drivers. Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-15 - 02-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association,
Bruton J, Brown M, Costello E, Delaney L, Fox S, Galvin A, Lonergan N (2015) Digital Readiness Tools for Use in Supporting Flexible Learners: A Research and Development Transitions Project. The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick, Ireland , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 22nd Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for Learning Technology - Shaping the Future of Learning Together,
Costello E, Brown M, Bruton J, Delaney L (2015) It's on the exam! Affecting student engagement through crowd-sourced assessment. 22nd Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for Learning Technology - Shaping the Future of Learning Together, Manchester, UK , 08-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 MOOCs in the media: The story behind the story,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giollamhichil, M., Kirwan, C. (2015) MOOCs in the media: The story behind the story, Hagen, FernUniversitat , 29-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association,
Costello E., Holland., Brown M. (2015) The Future of Online Testing with MOOCs: An exploratory analysis of current practice. [], The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association,
Brown M., Costello E., Donlon E., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2015) The Many Shades of MOOCs: An Analysis of High Level Strategic Drivers. The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick, Ireland , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Presentation at ‘How Europe Seizes the Opportunities Offered by MOOCs’, HOME Pre-Conference Workshop,
Costello, E. (2015) Building an open knowledge network on joint European MOOCs offerings . [], Presentation at ‘How Europe Seizes the Opportunities Offered by MOOCs’, HOME Pre-Conference Workshop, Bareclona, Spain , 09-JUN-15 - 09-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association,
Raftery, D., Farrelly, T., Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Harding, N., Costello, E., O'Grady M., Ryan, M., McSweeney, D., Logan-Phelan, T. (2015) Exploring lecturer engagement with the VLE: initial findings from a multi-college survey. The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick, Ireland , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Open Education Conference (OER15),
Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2015) Student success toolbox: Digital tools for use in supporting flexible learners. [Invited Oral Presentation], Open Education Conference (OER15), Cardif , 14-APR-15 - 16-APR-15 [Details]
2015 European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giollamhichil, M., Kirwan, C. (2015) What to do about MOOCs: Beyond the fear of missing out. [], European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Bareclona, Spain , 10-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 22nd Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for Learning Technology - Shaping the Future of Learning Together,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giollamhichil, M. (2015) Why Institutions Adopt MOOCs: Breaking Down Traditional Boundaries or Reproducing Privilege?. [], 22nd Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for Learning Technology - Shaping the Future of Learning Together, Manchester, UK , 08-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association,
Donlon E., Costello E., Brown M., (2015) What's on the Horizon for the VLE: extinction or evolution?. The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick, Ireland , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Proceedings of 2nd HOME Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs,
Henrick, G., de Raadt, M., Costello, E. (2015) The potential for using Moodle to deliver the content, facilitation, assessment and reporting of a MOOC. [], Proceedings of 2nd HOME Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs, Rome, Italy , 30-NOV-15 - 01-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association,
Costello E, Brown M, Bruton J, Delaney L (2015) Learning Beyond the Horizon: Using Peerwise to increase engagement for students in transition. [], The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium,
Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giollamhichil, M., Kirwan, C. (2015) MOOCs in Irish media: Messages behind the story. Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAY-15 - 01-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Paper presented to the ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) Committee,
Brunton J, Brown M, Costello E, Delaney L, Fox S, Galvin A, Lonergan N (2015) Toolbox for Flexible Learners: Supporting Student Success into the Transition to Higher Education. . [], Paper presented to the ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) Committee, Aveiro, Portugal , 01-OCT-15 - 01-OCT-15 [Details]
2014 Mapping the MOOC Territory,
Cooch, M., Foster M., Costello, E. (2014) Our MOOC with Moodle. [], Mapping the MOOC Territory, Porto, Portugal , 26-OCT-14 - 27-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 Mapping the European MOOC Territory,
Brown M., Costello E. (2014) MOOCs in question: Strategic insights from two institutional experiences.. [], Mapping the European MOOC Territory, Porto, Portugal , 26-OCT-14 - 27-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 Using the student voice to plan our Moodle path,
Costello E., & Glynn M. (2014) Moodle Moot UK/Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Using the student voice to plan our Moodle path, Edinburg, UK , 14-APR-14 - 15-APR-14 [Details]
2013 6th Annual Learning Innovation Network Conference,
Cosgrave, R., Risquez, A., Raftery, D., Logan-Phelan, T., Costello, E., Harding, N., Palmer, M., McAvinia, C., Farrelly, T. (2013) Engaging students through the VLE - findings from the VLE Usage Survey. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 6th Annual Learning Innovation Network Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-OCT-13 - 17-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA),
Cosgrave, R., Risquez, A., Raftery, D., Logan-Phelan, T., Costello, E., Harding, N., Palmer, M., McAvinia, C., Farrelly, T. (2013) The VLE Usage Survey Five Years In: Overview of Findings and Future Directions. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA), University College Cork, Ireland , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013,
Cosgrave, R., Costello, E., Risquez, A., Raftery, D., Logan-Phelan, T., Harding, N., Palmer, M., McAvinia, C., Farrelly, T. (2013) Evolution of the VLE in Irish Higher Education: The Student Perspective. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013, Paris, France , 23-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13 [Details]
2012 Facilitating Pre-induction Socialisation for Distance Education Programmes,
Brunton, J., O'Keeffe, N., Costello, E., Fox, S., Walsh, E., Delaney, L. and Morrissey, A. , (2012) European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Research Conference. [], Facilitating Pre-induction Socialisation for Distance Education Programmes, KU Leuven, Belgium , 22-OCT-12 - 23-OCT-12 [Details]
2011 European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Conference,
Walsh, E. , O'Keeffe, N. , Brunton, J. , Fox, S. , Morrissey, A. , Costello, E. (2011) Implementing Web Conferencing on Oscail’s Online Programmes. [], European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Conference, Anadolu University Eskisehir, Turkey , 03-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 IT Sligo Teaching and Learning Webinar Series. ,
Costello E. (2010) Screen Capture: All your lectures are belong to us!. [], IT Sligo Teaching and Learning Webinar Series. , Sligo, Ireland , 03-FEB-10 - 03-FEB-10 [Details]
2010 5th Annual Conference on Mathematics and Statistics Service Teaching,
Costello E., (2010) The changing face of educational video: Explorations of the role of screen-casting in distance education of mathematics for IT. [], 5th Annual Conference on Mathematics and Statistics Service Teaching, Carlow Institute of Technology , 24-MAY-10 - 25-MAY-10 [Details]
2009 AISHE-C 2009 - Fifth International Conference of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education,
Costelle E. (2009) Teaching and participatory media. [], AISHE-C 2009 - Fifth International Conference of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education, NUI Maynooth, Ireland , 27-AUG-09 - 28-AUG-09 [Details]
2008 (2008) Walsh E., Fox S., Mullally A., & Costello E., Proceedings of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Confernce: Encouraging Student Engagement.(2008),
Walsh E., Fox S., Mullally A., Costello E. (2008) ViCoCITY - A virtual company environment used in distance education to teach key professional skills . [], (2008) Walsh E., Fox S., Mullally A., & Costello E., Proceedings of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Confernce: Encouraging Student Engagement.(2008), NUI Maynooth, Ireland , 28-AUG-08 - 29-AUG-08 [Details]
2008 International Symposium for Engineering Education, ISEE-08,
Costello E., Fox S., Lynn T. (2008) Online labs for distance learners: Reflections from an Irish pilot study. [], International Symposium for Engineering Education, ISEE-08, Dublin City University, Ireland , 08-SEP-08 - 10-SEP-08 [Details]
2007 International Symposium for Engineering Education,
Costelle E. (2007) Reuse Through Rapid Development. [], International Symposium for Engineering Education, Dublin City University, Ireland , 17-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07 [Details]
2006 7th Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference,
Costello E. & Fox S (2006) Use of Online Resources to aid Student Retention on First Year Mathematics and Electronics Courses: A Report. [], 7th Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference, Institute of Technology Sligo , 25-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06 [Details]