Position: Early Stage Researcher #4 (ESR#4)
in Lifelong learning at the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG)
in the School of
Computer Science and Statistics,Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
An analysis of lifelong learning transitions of mobile learners: implications
and principles for the design of technologies to support and facilitate
lifelong learning transitions
This project will focus on analysing data from
technology usage to develop a set of lifelong learning transition metrics.
These metrics will in turn be used to inform the development of technologies
and applications that support transitions in lifelong learning.
Applying data analytics/grounded theory approaches
the researchers will endeavour to extract a set of learning transitions metrics
from data collected as lifelong learners conduct their normal daily activities.
Two or more sets of data from different cohorts of
participants would enrich and provide more validity to the findings. To this
end, it is envisaged that the Ericsson will share usage data of their employee.
- Excellent academic record with Master's degree in Computer Science, Information
Systems, Intelligent Systems, Data Management, Data/Learning analytics, Web-services
technologies, or related area.
with learning solution design and development of models, tools and
applications. Solid instructional design skills and strong interest in
cutting-edge web development and social technologies. Knowledge of user
experience and related pedagogical issues.
with data analytics and qualitative research methodologies.
in computer science with strong knowledge of educational technology, interest
in mobile, lifelong and informal learning.
- Fluent in English with very
good writing and communication skills.
motivated to pursue a career in science and ability to work in a team and
independently. Ability to think strategically and systematically. Critical
thinker with demonstrated creative problem solving skills.
- Publication(s) in peer
Project information can be obtained from the project principal investigator (PI) Prof. Inmaculada
Based on a full-time appointment the duration of the appointment as a Marie Curie ITN fellow will be for maximum period of 24
months with starting date of 1st September 2015.
A Personal Career Development Plan will be
drafted that includes the attendance of EDUWORKS courses and meetings and the
completion of the deliverables of the project proposal.
The gross monthly
salary will be according to the salary scales for ESR in the host country. The
collective employment agreement (CAO) of Irish universities is applicable.
Besides the salary, the ESR will obtain a mobility allowance for the duration
of the contract.
institute: KDEG (Knowledge and Data Engineering Group) in the School of Computer Science and Statistics,
Trinity College Dublin
KDEG investigates the fundamental challenges and
practical applications of knowledge-driven systems. Its research combines
knowledge discovery, representation and reasoning with web-based data
management and intelligent systems engineering. This research is advanced
through application in a number of areas. For further information:
Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the
oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western
Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT
facilities, stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre campus.
Based in the heart of Dublin, TCD offers an exceptional working and social
environment that attracts students and researchers from around the world. TCD’s
research impact is currently ranked 44th in the World by the Times Higher
Education Ranking of World Universities and 10th in Europe by the Leiden
University Ranking of World Universities based on research performance. As
Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and
scholarship is at the core of a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding
record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning
research funding which is among the best in the country.