Seamus Fox

Seamus.fox@dcu.ie

Research Interests:

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

Work Experience:

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:

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.