Michelle O' Keefe

Phd Student


Michelle is a first class honours graduate of BA (Hons) in Multimedia at Cork Institute of Technology (2015). Her final year project was to design and develop an artefact that could be used to enhance a child’s experience of a heritage centre or museum. Michelle worked in a group with two others to create ‘Puzzlebeo’, an interactive, multimodal jigsaw puzzle and interactive wall nodes which were designed for use in the Titanic Heritage Centre in Cobh, Co. Cork. She was responsible for the user testing and the user evaluation as part of the project. This was when she developed a key interest to research this area of evaluation and pedagogy further.

Her research interests include: pedagogy; evaluation methods; communities of practice; and UMI technologies.

Currently Michelle is working on exploring the potential of UMI technology to enhance students learning of and attitudes towards STEM subjects.