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ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
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NUI Galway’s policy on Open Access to Research Outputs, adopted by the Academic Council in October 2015, aims to promote open access to the University’s publications. Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at NUI Galway must deposit a copy in the ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) repository. ARAN enables easy discovery of publications through global search engines such as Google and complements IRIS by linking from author profiles to the full text of University publications. See Help for information on how to submit your publications to ARAN.Open Access to Research Outputs Policy
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Collaboratively exploring the history of education for community of practice formation in undergraduate initial teacher education (2017-01-05)At the beating heart of recent developments in initial teacher education (ITE) are efforts to establish a cultural shift within the teaching profession, to a point where professional learning communities may flourish. ...
Computational modelling of ovine critical-sized tibial defects with implanted scaffolds and prediction of the safety of fixator removal (Elsevier, 2015-01-14)Computational model geometries of tibial defects with two types of implanted tissue engineering scaffolds, β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL)/β-TCP, are constructed from µ-CT scan images of the ...
A close reading of the direct speech element in Robert the Monk’s 'Historia Hierosolimitana' as an alternative method for its historical analysis (2017-01-18)This thesis is an examination of direct speech in Robert the Monk’s Historia Hierosolimitana, an early twelfth-century history of the expedition now known as the First Crusade (1096-1099). It examines most of the main ...
The lived experience of adolescents with developmental coordination disorder transitioning from primary school to secondary school (2016-09-07)Aim: The aim of the research was to explore the lived experience of transitioning into secondary school by adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Design: This study used a qualitative methodology ...
Technologies to support community-dwelling persons with dementia: a position paper on issues regarding development, usability, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, deployment, and ethics (JMIR Publications, 2017-01-16)Background: With the expected increase in the numbers of persons with dementia, providing timely, adequate, and affordable care and support is challenging. Assistive and health technologies may be a valuable contribution ...