Educational media; eLearning; Improving learning outcomes using new technologies; Online teaching and learning methods and assessment; Organisational change to promote improved learning; Cost effectiveness in the use of educational media.
Qualifications: BSc in Psychology and Computer Science, UniversityCollegeDublin, 1978
H.Dip in Statistics, TrinityCollegeDublin, 1980
MSc in Advanced Learning Technology, LancasterUniversity, 2001
Lecturer in Oscail since 1993.Over this period he has held a number of positions including Co-ordinator – Student Services; Academic Co-ordinator – MSc in IT in Accounting andMSc in Management of Operations; Academic Co-ordinator– BA in Humanities and Research Officer for Learning Technology and Teaching.In 2002, he has took over asAcademic Co-ordinator – BSc in Information Technology programme where he has overseen its transformation from a traditional distance education programme to an online programme.In 2008, he was one of a two-member team which developed an eLearning Strategy for DCU.Also in this year, he was a member of the HEA’s Expert Panel on Open and Distance Learning.In 2010, he was appointed Academic Director of Oscail and in early 2011 he was appointed Head of Oscail
Research interests include the applications of learning technologies in distance education; quality of teaching and learning; assessment strategies; cost-effectiveness in the delivery of education and application of learning theories to online teaching.