Academic Publications

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Video Cast: Leo Casey, Brett Becker & Megan O’Connor Respond to the Question: What do you think teaching and learning in higher education in Ireland will look like in 2030? [Part of the National Forum for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series]

Book Review: Casey, L (2021) Aontas, The Adult Learner, Review of the book: Learning Education’s Ecosystems: Learning through Life by Bertram C Bruce

Casey, L. & Oke, M. (2021) Development of Teacher Functionality through Mindful Reflection of Teaching Moments. Paper presented at the Irish Conference of Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP Dec 14th 2021)

Casey L (2020) Reflective Thinking on Reflective Practice, Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference DCU Dublin (On-line) 4th of September

Casey L (2020) Presentation at DESLA Multiplier Event hosted by Irish Rural Link (On-line)

Casey L (2020) Five Questions for Adult Educators, Presentation at Aontas Community Education Network (On-line) 22nd of May 2020

Casey L (2019) Reclaiming the Agenda for Lifelong Learning delivered at the Professional Development Conference of the National Association of VTOS Co-ordinators (NAVC), October 10th Westport.

Casey, L (2018) Six Competence Dimensions of College Teaching A Framework for Professional Development, International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) DCU Dec 2018.  [View Paper]

Casey, L & Rudnitski, R (2018) Sustainability: An Essential Question for Educators Everywhere delivered at International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) 2018 Conference, University of Seattle, July 2018.

Casey, L (2017) ‘Here’s me writing code’ Digital skills and the transformation of learning identity in non-traditional college students, Delivered at EDTech 2017  June, IT Sligo.

Casey, L (2016) Learning to Participate – Motivating Adult Learners. Delivered at the Staff Development Day of Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board (LCETB), Dromoland, Co.Clare 2nd of December 2016.

Casey, L (2016) Adult Learning and Participation – An Historical and Future Perspective. Delivered at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Adult & Community Education Directors (NACED). Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny 1st of December 2016.

Casey, L (2015) Participation as Telos for Learning in Handbook of Progressive Education Edited by Mustafa Yunus Eryaman and Bertram C Bruce, Peter Lang Publishing NY.

Casey, L (2014) Questions, Curiosity and the Inquiry Cycle. E-Learning and Digital Media. Volume 11 Number 5

Casey, L (2014) Using Activity Theory to Investigate Classroom Practice in Further Education. Delivered at International Society for Activity Theory Research (ISCAR) 2014, Sydney, Australia October 1st 2014.

Casey, L (2014) Learning the Lifelong Quest: Pathways to Participation in a Digital World Delivered at the NALA International Adult Literacy Day Seminar, DCU 8th of September 2014.

Casey, L. & Egan, A. (2014) C21 Competence for the 21st Century. Workshop delivered as part of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education ‘Transitions Series’. National College of Ireland 9th of May 2014.

Casey, L. (2014) Learning, Open Communication and Participation in Activities. Sligo School Project Annual Symposium. Sligo, 5th of April, 2014.

Casey, L. (2014) Diffusion of Innovation. Presented at the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Conference. GMIT, Galway ,28th February 2014.

Casey, L. & Egan, A. (2014) Skills for the 21st Century. Delivered at the Teaching and Learning in Further Education Conference, National College of Ireland, 24th of January 2014.

Casey, L (2013) Learning Beyond Competence to Participation. International Journal of Progressive Education. Vol. 9 (2). Available from

Casey L (2013) Diffusion of Innovations: A Useful Model for Understanding and Managing  the Technology Uplift for Teaching and Learning in Organisations. Delivered at EdTech 2013, UCC Cork 30th of May 2013.

Casey L. (2013) Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach.  Delivered at the Teaching and Learning in Further Education Conference, National College of Ireland, 25th of January 2013.  Powerpoint available from

Hallissy, M & Casey L (2013) Live Learning: Online Teaching, Digital Literacy and the Practice of Inquiry TEL Ireland Journal. Vol. 1 (1) Available from

Casey L & Hallissy M. (2012) Live Learning and Digital Literacy. Delivered at EdTech 2012, NUI Maynooth 31st of May 2012. Videostream available at

Bruce, B.C. & Casey, L (2012) The Practice of Inquiry: A Pedagogical ‘Sweet Spot’ for Digital Literacy? Computers in the Schools. Vol. 29 1-16.

Casey, L & Kyofuna, S (2011). Finding Pedagogy for Blended Learning.  International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy 2011. Dec. 16th 2011, National College of Ireland, Dublin. Available from

Casey, L & Bruce B.C. (2011). The Practice Profile of Inquiry: connecting digital literacy and pedagogy.  E-Learning and Digital Media. Vol. 8 (1) 76-85.

Casey L, (2010) Blended not Scrambled: Pedagogic Design for the 21st Century College Student.  Delivered at the NAIRTL/LIN Conference Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 6-7 October 2010. Available at

Casey L, (2010) Questions, Curiosity and the Inquiry Cycle.  Presentation at Festschrift for Chip Bruce, University of Illinois, 25th of September  2010.

Casey, L & Bruce, B.C. (2010). Sustaining the Inquiry Cycle: Digital Literacy Reframed. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 1372-1379). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available from

Casey L, (2009) Pathways to Participation in the Digital World. Presentation to the NALA Adult Literacy Organisers Conference.  23rd of April  2009. Available at

Casey, L (2009) Pathways to Competence and Participation in the Digital World.  NUIM PhD Dissertation.  Available from

Casey, L Bruce, B. C., Martin, A., Shiel, G., Brown, C., Hallissy, M., et al. (2009). Digital literacy: New approaches to participation and inquiry learning to foster literacy skills among primary school children. Report funded by the Department of Education and Science. Available from

Casey, L (2008) Conceptions of Digital Literacy: Implications for Research Design. Paper presented at the Ed Tech 2008 The Ninth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users Conference DKIT.

Casey L, (2008) Organic Teaching and How Digital Media Make it Possible.  Forum of the Irish Media Research Network Annual Conference Maynooth, MediaForum Pre-Conference Panel.  20th of September 2008. Copy of talk available at

Casey L, (2008) Learning at Work: Individual Concerns and Organisational Responses.  Presentation to the joint NCI and NCPP Learning at Work Conference.  15th of May 2008. Available at

Casey L, (2008) Skills and Competence – A Lifespan Perspective.  Presentation to the INTO Trainers Group Conference 23rd of October 2008.  Available at

Casey L, (2008) Blended learning and Skills: Learning from KESP and Know IT.  Presentation to Dublin City Council Skills Conference.  28th of April 2008. Available at

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