Blaneth Mc Sharry
CELT, NUI Galway, Ireland
Blaneth McSharry has worked as a Learning Technologist, Multimedia Developer and Trainer in higher education for the past several years, with experience also in graphical design and marketing. She has been the primary developer in the "All Aboard" project and the originator of their popular 'Metro Map' approach to developing digital skills and confidence. She has produced extensive multimedia materials, designed both for individual and group study, and has initiated and supported several digital badging implementations, establishing international contacts and relationships in this rapidly growing area. She has designed and facilitated workshops and training sessions, and integrated a range of technology solutions into educational contexts. Over the past three years, she has co-ordinated the Digital Champions initiative, a staff-student partnership on campus which aims to increase the digital confidence of staff and students.