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Rónán Lynch

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What I Do

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ACADEMIC

I am an Assistant Lecturer in Dundalk Institute of Technology whose primary areas of interest include Web Development; The Creative Industries; Research

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RESEARCH

I have a Ph.D. in Alternate Reality Games and their educational value. My research interests vary from the Creative Industries to precarity, to learning and teaching.

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CREATIVE

I create, design, and develop graphic, audio-visual or web-based projects. From idea generation through to the final product, I produce high quality work.

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NETWORKING

I have strong networking skills. With 15+ years experience across multiple disciplines, I can make the right connections across a number of domains.

Work Process

DISCOVER

IDEA

DESIGN

DEVELOP

TEST

LAUNCH

Clients

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ACADEMIC HISTORY

Jan 2010 – Current

Assistant Lecturer

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)
  • As Programme Convenor, I oversee the management, quality, and development of my programme. I also offer advice to academic and admin staff as well as students.
  • As Assistant Lecturer I have diligently prepared, created, and implemented lectures, labs, and tutorials to Level 7 and Level 8 students. I have liaised with lecturers in the creation and grading of assessments, administration, and dealing with matters arising.
  • I participate in committees within the School of Informatics & Creative Arts, including External Engagement, and Institutional Review (both for Programmatic Review).
  • I have been actively involved in a number of (approved) Springboard applications.

Modules

Included below is an outline of the modules that I have taught or currently lecture on:

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)
  • Current Issues and Theories in the Creative Industries
  • Entrepreneurship for the Creative Industries
  • Final (4th) Year Creative Media Group Project Supervision
  • Project Management for the Creative Industries
  • Moving Image: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Storytelling, Creativity, and Innovation
  • Introduction to Web Technologies
  • Game Concept Design
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Databases and Web Design
  • 3D Studies

WORK HISTORY

Jan 2010 – Current

Assistant Lecturer

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

I currently work as an Assistant Lecturer in DkIT in the Department of Visual & Human-Centred Computing, which is based in the School of Informatics & Creative Arts.

I am also Programme Convenor on the Certificate in Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries programme. Furthermore, I am School Liaison Officer within my Department promoting our programmes to prospective students.

Sep 2008 – Current

Media Consultant

STATSports, Newry, Co. Down

My consultancy role involves working with the media team in the promotion of the company brand. I have been involved with recruitment initiatives, including work placement for DkIT students and other full-time employees. More recently, I have been involved in the development of a H2020 application.

June 2014 – Sep 2016

Recruitment and Retention Officer

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

I oversaw the operations of the IT Learning Centre (ITLC), facilitating the coding requests of students. I provided a supportive role for students who were struggling to settle into DkIT, or who were experiencing other stresses. I promoted DkIT to 2nd level students at school visits, Higher Options and UCAS events. I played an integral part in the organisation and running of Open Day, Induction Week, Transition Year Week, and other recruitment and retention-related initiatives.

Jan 2006 – Present

PRO & IT Officer

Naomh Malachi, Louth GAA, Leinster GAA, Croke Park

As Naomh Malachi PRO, I have produced a number of media artefacts including: the 40th Anniversary (2006) and A Decade to Remember (2009) booklets, and a 132-minute 50th Anniversary documentary, titled Caoga (2016). As Louth GAA PRO, I created hundreds of digital works, and liaised with local and national press, media, broadcasters, photographers, and videographers as well as thousands of supporters in the promotion of Gaelic Games. My role as IT Officer has resulted in engaging with GAA personnel around the county and country, tending to a wide range of IT-related issues.

Nov 1999 – Dec 2004

Manufacturing Technician / Training Coordinator

Intel Ireland & US

As a technician, I worked in the C4 Lithography area of the manufacturing process. As a training coordinator, I ensured that adequate training was in place for all staff. Recognised as being ‘The Best of the Best’, which led to a 15-month training program in the US, with other training in Albuquerque, Burlington, Portland, and San Jose.

EDUCATION

Sep 2017 – Current

MA Learning and Teaching

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

I am currently undertaking a Masters in Learning and Teaching in DkIT. The programme aims to deepen the understanding of learner-centred approaches to teaching and assessment; to develop and improve the quality of learning and teaching through self-reflection and self-assessment; to support and develop and continuing professional development of staff; and to build a practitioner-based community of teachers and researchers within the domain.

Oct 2010 – July 2015

Ph.D. (Research) in Computing

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

I completed my Ph.D. at DkIT under the supervision of Dr Bride Mallon, Dr Cornelia Connolly, and Mr Kieran Nolan in the area of Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and education. Having begun initially on a Masters programme in October 2010, I transferred to the Ph.D. register in October 2012 before successfully defending my viva in July 2015. I have published extensively in the area of ARGs.

Check out my academia.edu profile here and my researchgate.org profile here.

Sep 2007 – June 2008

BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

I completed my BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media in DkIT, graduating with a 1:1 Distinction award. In my final year, I was co-creator of Aftermath08, a hugely successful ARG that played out over 6 weeks both online and in the real world. The game received notable recognition exhibiting at The Digital Hub (Dublin), and receiving a Seal of Approval from Europrix (Graz, Austria).

My final year modules consisted of: Current Issues & Theories in the Creative Industries; Media and Society; User Theories; Entrepreneurship; Multimedia Final Project; Digital Editing; eLearning; Research (Dissertation). My dissertation topic focused on the use of technology within the GAA.

Sep 2004 – June 2007

BA in Communications in Creative Media

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

I completed my BA in Communications in Creative Media in DkIT, graduating with a 1:1 Distinction award. In the final (3rd) year, I was co-creator of Tactical Control Force (TCF), a hugely successful interactive game that challenged players to prevent three bombs exploding across Ireland on the one day. The game received notable recognition exhibiting at The Digital Hub (Dublin).

My final year modules consisted of: Web Applications; From Fiction to Film; Distributive Multimedia; Human & Cognitive Challenges in an Information Society; Culture, Society, and Creative Media; Multimedia Practical Project Development; Public Relations.

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Notable Academic Achievements

Research Supervision Certificate
Creation of Plunkett’s Pages
Creation of DIWARG
Presented at National & International Conferences

Awards

Recipient of 2007 and 2008 President’s Prize for Academic Excellence (DkIT)
Creative Media Student of the Year Awards (2007 & 2008)
Group member of Tactical Control Force (TCF) project, awarded an exhibition spot at The Digital Hub (Dublin)
Group member of Aftermath08 project, awarded an exhibition spot at The Digital Hub (Dublin)
Received the Europrix Stamp of Approval Winner (Graz, Austria) for Aftermath08
MacNamee Award Winner (2011) for Best All Ireland GAA Website – www.louthgaa.ie
MacNamee Award Winner (2011 & 2012) for Best GAA County Programme Award
Various other GAA awards including Naomh Malachi Special Recognition (2016)

Memberships & Associations

Member of Creative Arts Research Centre (DkIT)
Member of International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA)
Committee member, co-organiser, and peer reviewer for Picteilín (2011 – Present)
Committee member, co-organiser, and peer reviewer for iGBL (2013 – Present)
Peer reviewer for Playful Learning (2016 – Present)
Peer reviewer for Higher Education Pedagogies (2018)
Peer reviewer for Kinephanos: Journal of Media Studies and Popular Culture (2017)
Peer reviewer for Special Issue of Simulation and Gaming (2013, 2018)
Féile Peile Operations Committee (2018)
Louth GAA IT Officer (2014 – 2017)
Naomh Malachi Public Relations Officer (2015 – 2017)
Member of Naomh Malachi Committee (2006 – 2017)
Online GAA Management System Tutor (2010 – Present)
Louth GAA Public Relations Officer (2011-2012)
Member of Louth GAA Competition Controls Committee (2011-2012)
Louth GAA Assistant Secretary (2009)
Secretary of Louth GAA Gathering Committee (2013)
DkIT GAA Chairman (2009-2011)

Skills

Organisation

Communication

Adaptable

Creative

Dependable

Technical Skills

HTML5

CSS3

Microsoft Office

WordPress

Adobe Suite

TESTIMONIALS

Cathal Kearney

Dorset College / Registrar

He is a committed, hard working, enterprising and enthusiastic individual. Outside of his academic sphere, Ronan has fully engaged with matters with an honest, mature, and extremely reliable attitude that has garnered significant results.

Padraic O’Connor

Louth GAA / Chairperson

In my term as Chairperson, I found Ronan to be a very trustworthy, punctual, effective and dependable individual, who was also very pleasant and always willing to assist in any way to ensure objectives and targets were achieved on time. His communication skills are excellent; whatever Ronan applies himself to, he does so with a diligent and hardworking mantra that delivers excellence.

Sean O’Connor

STATSports / Chief Operations Officer

Ronan has been a valuable member of the STATSports team since the establishment of our organisation in 2008. During the development and growth of STATSports, Ronan has contributed immensely to our success, particularly in the areas of Public Relations and Communications, where the formation of our online presence and the evolution of our social media platforms, which continue to grow, owe much to his dedicated work. A thorough professional, Ronan displays quality communication skills, while articulating and listening to the needs of STATSports, and our clients with consummate ease.

portfolio

Workshops

Conference Proceedings

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Academia.edu

Research Gate

BER Services

www.berservices.ie

OCI

ociinsurances.com

Callans

callansbar.ie

Christmas

seasonal themed design work

City Cycles

sample work for City Cycles

Cullen Autoparts

promotional flyer

DkIT

promotional material

Charity

promotional material

GAA

promotional material

Summer

summer-related material

City Cycles (Web)

citycycles website

contact

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based in Dundalk, Ireland

Tel : +353 876445490

hello [at] ronanlynch.com

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