Dr. Mark Glynn - Master of Ceremonies
Head of the Teaching Enhancement Unit, part of the National Institute for Digital Learning
Mark has a PhD in Chemistry, a MSc in e-learning and postgraduate certificates in Learning and Teaching in higher education and online assessment. Mark has a deep insight into the key issues for higher education in Ireland in particular the technology enhanced learning, learning analytics and flexible learning. He plays key leadership roles in promoting innovative teaching and learning methods throughout the sector and is considered to be a leading authority in the use of virtual learning environments. Mark has also had leadership roles in the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN), two of the leading organisations for learning innovation in Irish higher education.
Mark has organised a range of national and international teaching and learning conferences for higher education. The main aim of his current role is to encourage and enable staff in DCU to increase their capacity to offer flexible learning. This involves managing both organisational and pedagogical based projects.
National Institute for Digital Learning
The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of designing, implementing and evaluating contemporary models of teaching and learning. We have a mission of transforming lives and societies through listening, linking and leading.
The NIDL is committed to providing strategic leadership, building strong communities of practice, and enabling and contributing to world-class research. We support a comprehensive suite of professional development opportunities in digital learning, from workshops to advanced postgraduate study.
Additionally the NIDL is committed to promoting access to flexible learning through DCU Connected, wherever students live. We specialise in the effective and research-informed design of high quality courses for blended, online and digital teaching and learning. Our staff are highly regarded for their expertise in the area of digital learning and play major leadership roles in leading national and international professional bodies.