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Directors

Dr. Yvonne Crotty, (DCU), Director

Assistant Professor in the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. I chair the Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and the Knowledge Society programme for African leaders. The programme was established in collaboration with the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) in 2012. Over the past 10 years, I have played a key role in national projects such as the Cancer Awareness project which involved developing learning resources for use in the post-primary school curriculum. I established the research group VideoLinkEd in 2010 in order to promote creativity and visual literacy in higher education. This led to the successful bid to host the DIVERSE International Conference at DCU in 2011.  I was invited to join MEDEA Board Brussels, Board of Directors of iScoil and Communities Creating Jobs (CCJ). National Coordinator for the EU  'Inspiring Science Education' project and the Erasmus+ Play4Guidance project and member of the EU Pathway to Inquiry Based Education project team (2010-2013). I am passionate about teaching and learning and overall winner of the DCU President's Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence in 2011. I have been nominated for this award each year since 2009. Recipient of DCU's Learning Innovation Awards in 2007 and 2010 and a finalist in the Jennifer Burke Teaching and Learning Award in 2009. Email:yvonne.crotty@dcu.ie  Yvonne's DCU profile    Yvonne's website

Dr. Margaret Farren, (DCU), Director

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