Yvonne Cleary

Lecturer

 
researcher

Biography

Yvonne Cleary is a lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design. She teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate modules in technical communication, new media, and e-learning. She is Course Director for the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning, which won the 2018 and 2019 Grad Ireland Postgraduate Course of the Year (Arts and Humanities). Her research interests include professional issues in technical communication, technical communication pedagogy, virtual teams, and international technical communication. Her PhD explored Irish technical writers' perceptions of their work and community of practice. She has presented her work at conferences in Europe and the United States and has published in leading journals in the technical communication field, including Technical CommunicationJournal of Technical Writing and CommunicationIEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and College Composition and Communication.She is a 2014 recipient of the CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication. She was a partner in an EU-funded project, TecCOMFrame, from 2015 to 2018. She is a member of the tekom Europe Advisory Board for Professional Development and Training.

Research Interests

Research interests:

  • Technical communication pedagogy
  • International technical communication
  • The technical communication profession and community of practice
  • Technical communication in Ireland
  • Virtual teams                      

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers.
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M. (2016) Virtual Teams in Higher Education: A Handbook for Students and Teachers. North Carolina: Information Age Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Technical Communication and Technical Documentation'
Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M. (2018) 'Technical Communication and Technical Documentation' In: Humbley, J., Budin, G., & Laurén, C (eds). Language for Special Purposes: An International Handbook. Berlin/ Boson: de Gruyter. [Details]
2017 'Trends in Technical Communication in Ireland'
Cleary, Y. (2017) 'Trends in Technical Communication in Ireland' In: Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication. Croydon, UK: ISTC. [Details]
2016 'E-Learning and Technical Communication for International Audiences'
Slattery, D. M. and Cleary, Y. (2016) 'E-Learning and Technical Communication for International Audiences' In: Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. [Details]
2015 'How Irish Postgraduate Students Use Mobile Devices to Access Learning Resources'
Marcus-Quinn, A. and Cleary, Y. (2015) 'How Irish Postgraduate Students Use Mobile Devices to Access Learning Resources' In: Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
2011 'An Integrated Framework for Teaching International Communication'
Cleary, Y. (2011) 'An Integrated Framework for Teaching International Communication' In: Teaching Intercultural Rhetoric and Technical Communication: Theories, Curriculum, Pedagogies, and Practice. Amityville, NY: Baywood. [Details]
2010 'Online Support for Students' Writing Skills Development in a Technical Communication Intrductory Module'
Cleary, Y. (2010) 'Online Support for Students' Writing Skills Development in a Technical Communication Intrductory Module' In: Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education. New York: Information Science Reference. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Kompetenzdefinition und Curriculumsentwicklung durch Anwendung von EU-Instrumenten'
Meex, B., Straub, D., Closs, S., Müller, J., Cleary, Y., Drazek, Z., Engberg, J., Ghengea, V., Karreman, J. and Minacori, P. (2018) 'Kompetenzdefinition und Curriculumsentwicklung durch Anwendung von EU-Instrumenten'. Journal of Technical Education, 6 (1):159-183 [Details]
2018 'Parallel online, on-campus, and blended programme delivery: Challenges and strategies'
Cleary Y.;Slattery D.M.;Marcus-Quinn A. (2018) 'Parallel online, on-campus, and blended programme delivery: Challenges and strategies'. International Journal On E-Learning: Corporate, Government, Healthcare, And Higher Education, 17 (4):551-568 [Details]
2018 'Developing Strategies for Success in a Cross-Disciplinary Global Virtual Team Project: Collaboration Among Student Writers and Translators'
Cleary, Y., Slattery, D.M., Flammia, M., & Minacori, P. (2018) 'Developing Strategies for Success in a Cross-Disciplinary Global Virtual Team Project: Collaboration Among Student Writers and Translators'. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Use of Plain-Language Guidelines to Promote Health Literacy'
Grene, M., Cleary, Y, and Marcus-Quinn, A. (2017) 'Use of Plain-Language Guidelines to Promote Health Literacy'. Ieee Transactions On Professional Communication, 60 (4):384-400 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'TecCOMFrame: Building bridges between technical communication and translation studies through a prototype specialisation curriculum'
Cleary, Y., Engberg, J., Karreman, J., Meex, B., Closs, S., Drazek, Z., Ghenghea, V., Minacori, P., Müller, J., Straub, D. (2017) 'TecCOMFrame: Building bridges between technical communication and translation studies through a prototype specialisation curriculum'. Lebende Sprachen, 62 (2):313-332 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Community of Practice and Professionalization Perspectives on Technical Communication in Ireland'
Cleary, Y. (2016) 'Community of Practice and Professionalization Perspectives on Technical Communication in Ireland'. Ieee Transactions On Professional Communication, 59 (2):126-139 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'How the CCCC Scholarship in Composition Statement Supports Technical Communication Scholarship:An Irish Perspective'
Cleary, Y. (2015) 'How the CCCC Scholarship in Composition Statement Supports Technical Communication Scholarship:An Irish Perspective'. College Composition And Communication, 66 :709-712 [Details]
2014 'University of Limerick’s MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning'
Slattery, D. M. and Cleary, Y. (2014) 'University of Limerick’s MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning'. Programmatic Perspectives, 6 (2):62-80 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Teaching Workplace Skills to Technical Communicators'
Slattery, D.M. and Cleary, Y. (2013) 'Teaching Workplace Skills to Technical Communicators'. Communication and Language at Work, 1 (2):20-25 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Discussions About the Technical Communication Profession: Perspectives from the Blogosphere'
Cleary, Y. (2012) 'Discussions About the Technical Communication Profession: Perspectives from the Blogosphere'. Technical Communication, 59 :8-28 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society'
Cleary, Y. and Flammia, M. (2012) 'Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society'. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 42 (3):305-322 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Using Content Development Guidelines to Reduce the Cost of Localising Digital Content'
Ryan, L., Anastasiou, D. and Cleary, Y. (2010) 'Using Content Development Guidelines to Reduce the Cost of Localising Digital Content'. Localisation Focus, 8 (1):11-28 [Details]
2010 'Leadership Roles, Socioemotional Communication Strategies, and Technology Use of Irish and US Students in Virtual Teams'
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D.M. (2010) 'Leadership Roles, Socioemotional Communication Strategies, and Technology Use of Irish and US Students in Virtual Teams'. Ieee Transactions On Professional Communication, 53 (2):89-101 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Manage Group Projects: A Case Study'
Cleary, Y. and Marcus-Quinn, A. (2008) 'Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Manage Group Projects: A Case Study'. International Journal On E-Learning, 7 (4):603-621 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Training Technical Communication Students to Work with Translators'
Yvonne Cleary and Darina M. Slattery (2016) 'Training Technical Communication Students to Work with Translators' Intercom, 63 (5) :30-33. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018
Cleary, Y. (2018) Component Content Management: A Survey of Practice and Implications for Academic Programs IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018 Toronto, Canada, , pp.42-46 [DOI] [Details]
2018 IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018
Karreman, J., Cleary, Y. et al. (2018) TecCOMFrame: Developing Prototype Technical Communication Curricula IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) 2018 Toronto, Canada, , pp.69-73 [DOI] [Details]
2018 International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education
Ghenghea, V., Soare, L. Cleary, Y., Closs, S., Drazek, Z., Meex, B., and Minacori, P. (2018) Future Oriented Specialization for Engineering Students Based on TecCOMFrame International Scientific Conference eLearning and Software for Education , pp.457-462 [Details]
2017 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM)
Slattery, DM;Cleary, Y (2017) Use of Collaboration Assignments to Support Online Learning Communities 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM) [Details]
2017 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM)
Cleary, Y;Karreman, J;Closs, S;Drazek, Z;Engberg, J;Ghenghea, V;Meex, B;Minacori, P;Muller, J;Straub, D (2017) TecCOMFrame: A Competence Framework for Technical Communication 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (PROCOMM) [Details]
2016 European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication 2016
Karreman, J., Cleary, Y., Closs, S., Drazek, Z. Engberg, J., Ghenghea, V., Meex, B., Minacori, P., Neytchev, A., and Straub, D. (2016) TecCOMFrame: Developing a Common Academic Qualification and Competence Framework European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication 2016 Berlin, , pp.111-124 [Details]
2016 GlobalLearn 2016
Marcus-Quinn, A. and Cleary, Y. (2016) Postgraduate students' use of m-learning GlobalLearn 2016 Limerick, [Details]
2015 IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015)
Cleary, Y., Flammia, M., Minacori, P., and Slattery, D. M. (2015) Global Virtual Teams Create and Translate Technical Documentation: Communication Strategies, Challenges, and Recommendations . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015) University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, , 12-JUL-15 - 15-JUL-15 , pp.186-195 [DOI] [Details]
2015 IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015)
Cleary, Y. and Marcus-Quinn, A. (2015) Use of M-Learning Among Irish Technical Communication Students IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2015) Limerick, Ireland, [DOI] [Details]
2014 European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Cleary, Y. (2014) What do Technical Writers Believe We Need to Teach Technical Writers? European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication Stuttgart, Germany, [Details]
2014 IEEE Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2014)
Cleary, Y. (2014) Practitioners' Perspectives on the Technical Communication Field in Ireland IEEE Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2014) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, [DOI] [Details]
2013 European Acacemic Colloquium on Technical Communication
Cleary, Y. (2013) Practitioners’ Perspectives of the Technical Communication Field in Ireland European Acacemic Colloquium on Technical Communication Wiesbaden, Germany, [Details]
2012 PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012
Cleary, Y. and Flannery, M. (2012) E-LEARNING AS A RESPONSE TO DEMOGRAPHIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY . In: Nunes, M. B. and McPherson, M eds. PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012 , pp.497-500 [Details]
2010 International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2010)
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y., and Slattery, D. M. (2010) Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2010) , 07-JUL-10 - 09-JUL-10 [Details]
2008 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
Slattery, D., Cleary, Y., and Flammia, M. (2008) Preparing Technical Communication Students for their Role in the Information Economy: Client-Based Virtual Team Collaboration between Irish and US Students IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC) Montreal, Canada, , 14-JUL-08 - 16-JUL-08 [Details]
2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Engineering the Future of Human Communication
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M. (2007) Technology Use and Communication Strategies of Irish and US Students in Virtual Teams . In: Farkas, D eds. IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Engineering the Future of Human Communication , 30-SEP-07 - 03-OCT-07 , pp.*-* [Details]
2007 54th Annual Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit
Flammia, M., Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. M. (2007) Student Experiences in Irish and US Virtual Teams . In: Tucker, L eds. 54th Annual Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit , 13-MAY-07 - 16-MAY-07 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)
Cleary, Y. (2005) Technical communication at the University of Limerick: Comparison of available data for distance learning and full-time 2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC) , pp.689-697 [Details]
2000 Museums and the Web 2000
Cleary, Y. (2000) The Impact of Subjective Cultural Issues on the Usability of the Louvre Museum Web Site . In: Bearman, D. and Trant, J eds. Museums and the Web 2000 , 17-APR-00 - 19-APR-00 , pp.153-162 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Technical Communication and E-Learning Reserach Day,
Cleary, Y. (2019) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Technical Communication and E-Learning Reserach Day, Limerick , 07-MAR-19 - 07-MAR-19 [Details]
2018 Global Society of Online Literacy Educators First International Online Conference,
Cleary, Y., Rice, R., Zemliansky, P. and St. Amant, K. (2018) Perspectives on Teaching Online in Global Contexts. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Global Society of Online Literacy Educators First International Online Conference, Online , 26-JAN-18 - 26-JAN-18 [Details]
2018 European Academic Colloquium for Technical Communication,
Cleary, Y. (2018) Local organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Academic Colloquium for Technical Communication, Limerick , 26-APR-18 - 27-APR-18 [Details]
2017 Translating Europe: Bridging the Gap between Technical Communication and Translation,
Cleary, Y. and Karreman, J. (2017) How to Integrate Useful Competencies from Technical Communication into Translation. [Oral Presentation], Translating Europe: Bridging the Gap between Technical Communication and Translation, Stuttgart, Germany , 26-OCT-17 - 26-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 IEEE ProComm 2017,
Cleary, Y. (2017) Proceedings Co-Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IEEE ProComm 2017, Madison Wisconsin , 23-JUL-17 - 26-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 IEEE ProComm 2017,
Cleary, Y. (2017) Panel Chair. [Chaired Session], IEEE ProComm 2017, Madison Wisconsin , 25-JUL-17 - 25-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 CIUTI Forum 2017,
Cleary, Y. (2017) TecCOMFrame progress report. [Oral Presentation], CIUTI Forum 2017, Geneva, Switzerland , 12-JAN-17 - 13-JAN-17 [Details]
2015 SIGDOC 2015,
Cleary, Y. (2015) Irish Technical Communicators as a Community of Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], SIGDOC 2015, Limerick, Ireland , 16-JUL-15 - 17-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 IEEE ProComm 2015,
Cleary, Y. (2015) Teaching roundtable invited participant. [Other], IEEE ProComm 2015, Limerick, Ireland , 16-JUL-15 - 16-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 IEEE ProComm 2015,
Cleary, Y. (2015) Panel chair. [Chaired Session], IEEE ProComm 2015, Limerick, Ireland , 13-JUL-15 - 13-APR-15 [Details]
2014 National Forum Seminar: Skills for transition to higher education learning environments: focussing on learner independence and self-regulation,
Cleary, Y. (2014) Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Foster Learner Support and Autonomy. National Forum Seminar: Skills for transition to higher education learning environments: focussing on learner independence and self-regulation, LIT, Limerick , 14-MAY-14 - 14-MAY-14 [Details]
2013 European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication,
Yvonne Cleary (2013) Practitioners’ Perspectives of the Technical Communication Field in Ireland. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication, Wiesbaden, Germany , 05-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13 [Details]
2012 COST Action ISO703 ERN-LWE Final Conference,
Cleary, Y. (2012) Teaching students to function in international communication contexts. [Oral Presentation], COST Action ISO703 ERN-LWE Final Conference, Poitiers, France , 05-MAY-12 - 07-MAY-12 [Details]
2010 AISHE-C 2010: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future,
Cleary, Y. and Flannery, M. (2010) Sustainable and Flexible Content Delivery. [Oral Presentation], AISHE-C 2010: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future, Dublin , 26-AUG-10 - 27-AUG-10 [Details]
2009 AISHE International Conference Series (AISHE-C 2009) 'Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education',
Cleary, Y., and Slattery, D.M. (2009) Virtual Teams in Higher Education: Challenges and Rewards for Teachers and Students. [Oral Presentation], AISHE International Conference Series (AISHE-C 2009) 'Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education', Maynooth , 27-AUG-09 - 28-AUG-09 [Details]
2009 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Promoting Excellence in Practice and Theory,
Davis, M., Cleary, Y., Grady, H., Orr, T., Williams, J. (2009) Panel: Academic excellence through global collaborations. [Other], IEEE International Professional Communication Conference: Promoting Excellence in Practice and Theory, Honolulu , 19-JUL-09 - 22-JUL-09 [Details]
2007 WIST Tagung 2007,
Cleary, Y. (2007) Accessibility, Barriers, and Transformation. [Invited Lecture], WIST Tagung 2007, Chemnitz , 28-JUN-07 - 29-JUN-07 [Details]
2007 Technology Enhanced Learning Days II,
Cleary, Y. and Slattery, D. (2007) Cross Atlantic Collaboration in Virtual Teams through Sulis. [Refereed Abstracts], Technology Enhanced Learning Days II, Limerick , 05-SEP-07 - 06-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes,
Cleary, Y. and Diggins, Y. (2007) Developing students¿ writing skills in a technical communication introductory module: a case study. [Refereed Abstracts], Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes, Limerick , 03-DEC-07 - 03-DEC-07 [Details]
2006 Technology Enhanced Learning Days,
Cleary, Y. (2006) Using Sulis to Manage Group Projects. [Refereed Abstracts], Technology Enhanced Learning Days, Limerick , 05-SEP-06 - 06-SEP-06 [Details]
2005 European Information Development Conference (EIDC),
Cleary, Y. (2005) Common Ground between Accessibility and Localization for Web Sites. [Oral Presentation], European Information Development Conference (EIDC), Wiesbaden , 09-NOV-05 - 11-NOV-05 [Details]
2005 Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication (CPTSC),
Cleary, Y.. (2005) Proposal for a Summer School in Technical Communication and Culture. Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication (CPTSC), Lubbock, Texas , 20-NOV-05 - 21-NOV-05 [Details]
2003 COMTEC Conference,
Cleary, Y. (2003) Delivering a Technical Communication Course to Distance Learners. [Oral Presentation], COMTEC Conference, Paris , 13-MAR-03 - 14-MAR-03 [Details]
2001 Localisation Summer School,
Cleary, Y. (2001) Localising Web-Sites: A User-Centred Approach. [Oral Presentation], Localisation Summer School, Limerick , 11-JUN-01 - 15-JUN-01 [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
2016 Training Technical Communication Students to Work with Translators.
Cleary, Yvonne and Slattery, Darina M. (2016) Training Technical Communication Students to Work with Translators. Fairfax, VA: Electronic Article [ULIR Link] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication Conference on College Composition and Communication

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Technical Communication Member /
IEEE Professional Communication Society Member /
tekom Europe Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
IEEE ProComm 2017 Conference Committee Committee member and proceedings co-chair 2017 / 2017
tekom Europe Professional Development and Training Advisory Board Member 2017 /
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Editorial Board of Permanent Reviewers Member 2017 /
European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication Reviewer 2018 /
AHSS Faculty Research Board Member 2016 /
School of English, Irish, and Communication Research and Postgraduate Committee Chair 2016 /
MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning Course Board Chair 2011 /

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in the following areas:

  • Technical communication.
  • Information design
  • Virtual teams
  • Online education    
  • Writing for new media
  • Using structured authoring in technical communication      

I maintain a YouTube channel which houses learning objects I have developed for students on the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning.    

I was shortlisted for the Shannon Consortium Teaching Excellence Award in 2015 and in 2017.     

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2017/8 Research Methods in Technical Communication and E-Learning RM6031
Writing for New Media TW4006
Workplace Issues in Technical and Professional Communication TW5212
Theory of Technical Communication TW5221
Learning and Collaboration Technologies EL6082

International Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
University of Portsmouth England
Polytechnic University of Bucharest Romania
Aarhus University Denmark
European Association for Technical Communication Germany
European Association for Technical Communication Germany
PatriciaMinacori Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
KU Leuven Belgium
University of Szczecin Poland
Karlshochschule International University Germany
University of Twente Netherlands
MadelynFlammia University of Central Florida USA
Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France