Open Education

Open Education Unit

The Open Education team is responsible for managing the design, development, general administration and quality enhancement of DCU's online courses and programmes available to students studying off-campus through the DCU Connected platform. DCU has been providing adults all over Ireland, and beyond, with flexible access to higher education for over 30-years. Read more about our story and proud history of transforming lives and societies through new flexible models of technology-enhanced higher education. We have a team of highly experience staff committed to supporting learning without limits or geographical borders. Since our original foundation in 1982 as the National Centre for Distance Education, thousands of adults have obtained their university qualifications through DCU's online distance programmes. We continue to develop a growing suite of fully online courses for current and prospective students, wherever they live. We are also proud of our efforts to support opportunities for Irish-based refugees and aslyum seeker to pursue higher education through a number of Scholarship initiatives. The Open Education team also plays an important role in the wider research, development and outreach activities of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) both nationally and internationally. 


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