My name is William Nolan and I have just completed an MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning at the University of Limerick. The primary aims of this course are to develop students’ technical writing skills, as well as focusing on conveying information in a clear, coherent manner. It also seeks to equip participants with the skill set required to develop E-Learning solutions which can help with the delivery of the aforementioned information.
This website contains a portfolio of my work. Using the links in the menu above, you can easily navigate the various aspects of what I feel represents my skills. In addition, you will find a copy of my current CV. The following paragraphs will give some further background details about me and my experience.
I currently work as an E-Moderator for UL’s Information Technology Division. This work involves providing technical support to tutors and students who are participating in online lectures. You can read more about the duties I am responsible for here.
Prior to embarking on this Masters course, I attained a BSc. in Computer Games Development at the University of Limerick. This degree programme combined the fundamentals of traditional Computer Science and programming with elements of game design, game theory, game analysis, artificial intelligence and more general concepts such as project management, mathematics and software testing. There was a strong emphasis on Java development, with introductions to other languages such as C, C++, C#, Perl and Python. Following on from this, I am currently in the process of learning Python in greater detail in my spare time, as well as working on learning to develop applications for the Android mobile operating system.
Part of my studies encompassed an internship as part of UL’s Co-Operative Education initiative, a placement which I carried out as a Software Developer with Limerick company DCM Compliance (currently known as EcoOnline). On the Past Experience page you can find more details about this internship.
During my time in University, I was heavily involved with the campus student-run radio station ULFM. In addition to presenting numerous shows over the years, I held many positions on the management committee. I began as the station’s Podcasts Manager in 2014 and subsequently held the roles of Treasurer, Production Manager, Deputy Station Manager and Station Manager. In recognition of my efforts, I was awarded two Gold President’s Volunteer Awards by UL in 2015 and 2016. I also won a National Student Media Award for Radio DJ of the Year in 2016. You can read more about my work with ULFM here.
Thank you for taking the time to view my portfolio. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please use the contact form.