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Dr. Yvonne Crotty, (DCU), Director

I am an Associate Professor in the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. I am passionate about teaching and learning and was delighted to be the winner of the Academic Category of DCU's President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011. I coorindate the MSc. in Education and Training Management (eLearning) and teach on the programme. I have developed an educational entrepreneurial approach to research, which is designed to guide practitioner-researchers as they embrace digital technology to resolve an identified need in a workplace context. Over the past 10 years I have supervised over 130 Master's students. I also supervise PhD students. At undergraduate level, I coordinate and teach on the Teaching Methodologies module for Initial Teacher Educator in Science, Maths, PE and Biology  and act as Teaching Practice supervisor. 

I am the Principal Investigator for an Enterprise Ireland project BeckSearch and the European coordinateor for an Erasmus + project called Frontiers. I am also the National coordinator for the Erasmus+ project KLabs for Kids. I have also worked at an international level in spearheading collaboration between DCU and the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) which led to the development of the Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and the Knowledge Society programme. Previously I was the National Coordinate for the EU Inspiring Science Education project and the EU Erasmus+ Play4Guidance project. I have also played a key role in national projects such as a Cancer Awareness project with the Marie Keating Foundation and an e-moderating project in collaboration with the Professional Development Service for Teachers in Ireland.  Email:yvonne.crotty@dcu.ie  Yvonne's website

Dr. Margaret Farren, (DCU), Director

I am an Associate Professor in the Institute of Education, Dublin City University and chair of the Masters in Education and Training Management (eLearning) and (Leadership) programme. Established the eLearning programme in 2002. Over the past decade I have supervised over 40 Masters students from a broad range of work contexts (public sector, private and voluntary).   The dissertation topics can be accessed at Masters dissertations.  Involved in establishing the Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and the Knowledge Society for African leaders in 2012 in collaboration with the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI). I supervise PhD students who are using reflexive and collaborative research approaches that contribute to personal knowledge and knowledge in the field of practice. My own PhD can be accessed here. I have acted as an external examiner for PhD theses for Universities in Ireland, UK, Australia and South Africa. Recipient of a Research Fellowship at Boston University in 2009. From 2010-2013 I was National coordinator for the EU Seventh Framework Pathway to Inquiry Based Learning project and member of the European Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Project 'Inspiring Science Education' (2013-2016) and the Erasmus+ Play4Guidance project (2014-2017). I am also involved in projects with Charles Sturt University in Australia and the Professional Development Service for Teachers in Ireland. Invited keynote speaker on action research approaches at national and international conferences.  Email: margaret.farren@dcu.ie  Margaret's DCU profile        Margaret's website