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Joy Collins

BA Hons, H.Dip in Ed., H.Dip in Comp. Science                                                                                                                                                                                                      Academic Learning Centre Coordinator

Educated at University College Cork
Bachelor of Arts Second Class Honours 1994
Higher Diploma in Education 1995
Higher Diploma in Computer Science Honours 2000
Currently undertaking a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at CIT                                                                                                                             Modules: Teaching with Technology, (TEL) Enhanced Learning Tecnologies, Effective Teaching Practices, Module Design, Assessment for Learning, Policy and Strategy in Higher Education 

Biography

Joy obtained a Second Class Honours Degree from University College Cork in 1994 where she went on to qualify as a teacher with a Higher Diploma in Education in 1995. Following four years teaching at second level in Cork, Joy returned to UCC in 1999 to embark on further postgraduate studies.
With a Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Joy pursued a career in Education, Technology and Training with Ericsson Competence Solutions, Ericsson’s largest global training centre.
Joy progressed quickly within the company to become an Established Technical Training Consultant, delivering telecoms and datacoms competence solutions for both fixed and mobile networks to network management engineers. Joy specialised in the operation of network control systems and network nodes, such as the Mobile Services Switching Centre-MSC, Base Station Controller-BSC and Engine Access Ramp. During her time at Ericsson Joy developed her ICT skills to the highest level, utilising the latest in educational technologies. Based in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Joy travelled far and wide from South Africa to Dubai delivering systems surveys, operational and control course solutions to Ericsson’s clients such as MTN, Vodafone, and Etisalat.
Joy returned to Cork in 2004, securing a position as Global Trainer with Siemens, before joining The Learning Support Centre at Cork Institute of Technology in 2005.
Joy’s varied educational experience is invaluable in empathising and engaging with CIT students and staff. In her current position as Academic Learning Centre Coordinator, Joy coordinates the learning support activities and continues to develop the Academic Learning Centre as a fit-for-purpose, student centre. 

Talks/Presentations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Lunch-time Bytes: The ALC”, April 2013, Cork Institute of Technology
“TEL Technologies: Adopt E.T.", MA Presentation, April 2013, Cork Institute of Technology
“TEL Technologies: MA Presentation”, May 2013, Cork Institute of Technology
“Work shop for Maths Lecturers on Inclusive Education at Third Level with AHEAD”, 2006