Philip Penny gained his MSc in Cyberpsychology and BSc in Psychology Applied to IT at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, (IADT). He currently works as researcher in the development office and teaches multimedia, part-time, to first year psychology applied to IT students at IADT. His research focuses on the intersection of multimedia technology, pedagogy and emergent 4G wireless mobile web technologies that can deliver learning content. He has conducted research and presented papers at international conferences, Eden, Naples 2007 and St. Petersburg 2008 on ‘Podcasting & Mobile Learning can they aid social inclusion for students with dyslexia’. Related research work ‘Podcasting as an mLearning Approach’ was published in Flexible Learning (2009), by The Icfai University Press, ISBN 978-81-314-2188-8.
He has worked on a number of European Commission funded projects for IADT and this work involved organising and hosting conferences, notably ‘Incorporating Mobile Learning into Mainstream Education’ led by Ericsson Education Ireland and hosted at IADT in September, 2007.
He has conducted two evaluations on the following EU funded projects on behalf of IADT. Virtual Classrooms in Educational Provision – Synchronous e-Learning Systems for European Institutions, Minerva, 2005 and CONTSENS: Using Wireless Technologies for Context Sensitive Education and Training, delivered February 26th, 2010.
In addition, the committee benefits from his work and contacts with FÍS, which is an inter-related group of digital media projects, that includes EuroCreator for schools, community and development all based on the power of digital storytelling.