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University of Limerick (UL)
Technical Communication and Instructional Design, School of Culture and Communication

 Contact details
Contact personDr Darina Slattery
StreetUniversity of Limerick, Castletroy 
Address n/a - Limerick (Ireland) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
» Media and socio-cultural communication
» Computer sciences
» Information sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)

 Brief description of your activity focus
Lecturer in e-learning & instructional design; also undertakes research in technology-enhanced learning, online collaboration, & virtual teams.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Dr. Darina M. Slattery is Head of Technical Communication and Instructional Design at the University of Limerick
(UL). She holds a PhD in Computer Science (Natural Language Processing with AI), an MSc in Software
Localisation, and a Bachelor of Business Studies with French Degree (UL). She was awarded High Distinction in
Design and Delivery for Online Learning by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

She teaches modules/courses in e-learning, instructional design, and technical communication and has published
her research in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. She is also a reviewer for several
international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and Communication Design
Quarterly. Her teaching and research interests include e-learning, instructional design, virtual teams, technical
communication theory, and financial content analysis. Previously, she was Programme Director for the Graduate
Certificate in Technical Writing and MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning programmes.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleINFO2000/ Multimedia Information Demonstration And Support Network (FP5)
Specific ThemeMultimedia Content in the Information Society
Project websitehttp://cordis.europa.eu/programme/rcn/517_en.html
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleMultiLingual Information Society (FP5)
Specific ThemePromoting a Multilingual Information Society
Project websitehttp://www.echo.lu/mlis/en/home.html (cached)

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
I am one of four international researchers investigating communication strategies, leadership roles, and technology use in
student virtual teams. I collaborate annually with Dr. Madelyn Flammia (University of Central Florida), Dr. Patricia
Minacori (Université Paris-Diderot 7), and Dr. Yvonne Cleary (University of Limerick). A co-authored handbook on virtual
teams in higher education is forthcoming with Information Age Publishing.

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