Mairead Nic Giolla-Mhichil

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Dr.Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl is currently an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, with the National Institute of Digital Learning in Dublin City University, researching Massive Open Online Courses and implementing the University's Strategic Initiative in this area. She is a Fulbright Scholar with the University of Notre Dame in the USA and Lecturer in Information Technology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in DCU. 

Mairéad has held leadership roles within her School, Faculty and University serving as the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, Programme Chairperson and Chairperson to a number of University Working Groups. She completed her dotoral studies with the University of Durham in the United Kingdom and she holds a MSc in E-Commerce and a BSc in Finance, Computing and Enterprise from DCU. Mairéad has spent time working for national and international organisations in financial, computing and consulting positions including extensive involvement in tech start-ups. Mairéad is involved in a number of European research projects as both PI and researcher. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include technology in teaching and learning; policy implementation and organisational change in higher education. Mairéad is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE)

Is Ollamh Comlach agus Comhalta Taighde Sinsearach í An. Dr. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, leis an Institiúid Náisiúnta don bhFoghlaim Dhigiteach in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Tá Mairéad i mbun taighde ar MOOCs san Institiúid agus tá sí i mbun tionscnaimh straitéiseach na hOllscoile ina leith fosta. Is scoláire Fulbright le hOllscoil Notre Dame i SAM agus léachtóir le teicneolaíocht na faisnéise i nDámh na nDaonnachtaí agus na n-Eolaíochtaí Sóisialta.

Tá taithí fairsing aici i rólanna ceannasaíochta sa Scoil, sa Dámh agus san Ollscoil, agus ceapadh i már Dhéan Comhlach Teagaisc agus Foghlama i nDámh na nDaonnachtaí agus na n-Eolaíochtaí Sóisialta i DCU. Bronnadh dochtúireacht uirthi ó Ollscoil Durham sa Ríocht Aontaithe agus tá MSc sa Ríomhthráchtáil agus BSc in Airgeadas, Ríomhaireacht agus Fiontraíocht ó DCU aici chomh maith. Tá tréimhsí caite aici ag obair le comhlachtaí naisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta i rólanna airgeadais, ríomhaireachta agus comhairliúcháin agus ag obair le comhlachtaí teicneolaíochta nua-bhunaithe. Tá taithí suntasach aici ag obair thograí taighde maoinithe ag an AE mar phríomhthaighdeoir agus taighdeoir. I measc na spéiseanna ildánach taighde atá aici ná an nuatheicneolaíocht agus foghlaim agus teagaisc, polasaí agus athrú eagrais san ardoideachas. Is Príomh-chomheagraitheoir í ar an Iris International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE)


Conference Publication

Year Publication
2020 Brown, M., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Beirne, E. & Costello, E. (2020) 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning . In: Brown, M., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Beirne, E., & Costello, E eds. Proceedings of the 2019 ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Volume 2 Link
2020 Brown, M., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Beirne, E. & Costello, E. (2020) 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning . In: Brown, M., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Beirne, E. & Costello, E eds. Proceedings of the 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Volume 1 Dublin, Link
2019 Beirne E.;Nic Giolla Mhichíl M.;Mac Lochlainn C. (2019) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Curiouser and curiouser: The wonderland of emotion in LMOOCs
2017 Costello, E., Brown, M., Nair, B., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Zhang, J. and Lynn, T. (2017) 5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (eMOOCs 2017) #MOOC Friends and Followers: An Analysis of Twitter Hashtag Networks
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2016) MOOCs in Europe: Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015 . In: Jensen, D., & Konings, L eds. Story of MOOCs in the Irish media: Hold the front page Maastricht, The Netherlands, 30/11/2015- 30/11/2015 Link
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Global Learn MOOCs in the News: The ‘Real’ Story Behind the Irish Story Limerick, 28/04/2016- 28/04/2016 Link
2014 Ó Ciardúbháin, C. & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2014) CALL Design: Principles and Practice Proceedings of the 2014 EUROCALL Conference . In: THOUESNY, S., JAGER, S., BRADLEY, L. & MEIMA, E. J. eds. Creating tasks in a less-commonly taught language for an open educational resource: Why the CEFR is important for Irish Groningen, 27/10/2016- 27/10/2016 Link
2014 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Van Engen, Jeroen; Ó Ciardúbháin, Colm; Ó Cléircín, Gearóid; Appel, Christine. (2014) CALL Design: Principles and Practice Proceedings of the 2014 EUROCALL Conference . In: THOUESNY, S., JAGER, S., BRADLEY, L. & MEIMA, E. J. eds. Authentic oral language production and interaction in CALL: An evolving conceptual framework for the use of learning analytics within the SpeakApps project Groningen, 27/10/2016- 27/10/2016 Link
2014 APPEL, C., NIC GIOLLA MHICHÍL, M., JAGER, S. & PRIZEL-KANIA, A. (2014) CALL Design: Principles and Practice - Proceedings of the 2014 EUROCALL Conference . In: THOUESNY, S., JAGER, S., BRADLEY, L. & MEIMA, E. J. eds. SpeakApps2: Speaking Practice in a Foreign Language through ICT Tools Groningen, 20/08/2014- 23/08/2014 Link

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2016 Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E, Donlon, E., Kirwan, C. Gormley, C., & O Ciardubhain, C (2016) 'Classifying the Irish 101 LMOOC' In: Norderstedt : Books On Demand.

Published Report

Year Publication
2020 Beirne, E., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., & Brown, M. (2020) Microcredential: An Evolving Ecosystem -Insights Paper. Skillnet Ireland, . Link

Other Journal

Year Publication
2019 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. & Brown, M. (Junhong Xiao trans.). (2019) 'The story of MOOCs through loops: From disruptive to sustaining innovation models of higher education' .

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Mac Lochlainn, C., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M, & Beirne, E. (2021) 'Clicking, but connecting? L2 learning engagement on an ab initio Irish language LMOOC'. ReCALL, 33 (22):111-127. Link
2020 Mac Lochlainn, C., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M, & Beirne, E. (2020) 'Diversity, exclusion and inclusion: a case study of welcome online & minority language representation in MOOCs'. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, :1-11. Link
2020 Brown, M., Costello, E. & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2020) 'Beyond the cover-story: Unpacking the place of open textbooks in Irish higher education'. European Journal Of Open, Distance And E-Learning, (1):53-65. Link
2020 Mac Lochlainn C.;Nic Giolla Mhichíl M.;Beirne E.;Brown M. (2020) 'The soul behind the screen: understanding cultural enrichment as a motivation of informal MOOC learning'. Distance Education, .
2013 Wickham,S;Brady,M;Ingle,S;McMullan,C;Nic Giolla Mhichil,M (2013) 'Reviewing the Review: An Evaluation of the use of a Standardised Academic Programme Review Process'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SUBJECTS IN EDUCATION, 4 .
2018 Nic Giolla Mhichíl M.;Lynn T.;Rosati P. (2018) 'Twitter and the Irish language, #Gaeilge – agents and activities: exploring a data set with micro-implementers in social media'. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, :1-14.
2017 Wickham, Sheelagh; Brady, Malcolm; Ingle, Sarah; McMullan, Caroline; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Walshe, Ray (2017) 'Implementing a standardised annual programme review process in a third level institution'. Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 25 (Issue: 3).
2015 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. Appel, C., Ó Ciardúbháin, C.Jager, S. Prizel-Kania, A. (2015) 'Designing the online oral language learning environment SpeakApps'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGY, 32 (3):165-173. Link
2015 Mark Brown , Eamon Costello , Enda Donlon , Mairead Nic giolla-Mhichil (2015) 'A strategic response to MOOCs: how one European university is approaching the challenge'. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 16 (5):98-115. Link
2013 Wickham, J. Ingle, S. Nic Giolla Mhichl, M., Brady, M., Walshe, R. (2013) 'Reviewing the Review: an Evaluation of the use of Standardised Academic Programme Review Process'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SUBJECTS IN EDUCATION, 4 :1279-1283.
2013 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2013) 'The changing landscape of higher education: An analysis of Bologna Policy and Ireland's engagement with the process'. IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ONLINE), 24 :331-345.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2014 van Engen, J. Ó Ciardubhain, C., Prizel-Kania, A. Jager, S., Robbins, J. & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2014) EUROCALL 2014: CALL Design: Principles and Practice SpeakApps Practicing Oral Skills Online University of Groningen, 20/08/2014-23/08/2014.
2015 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giollamhichil, M., Kirwan, C. (2015) Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium MOOCs in Irish media: Messages behind the story Helix, Dublin City University, 01/05/2015-01/05/2015.
2015 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2015) EdTech 2015: Irish Learning Technology Association Conference The many shades of MOOCs: An analysis of high level strategic drivers University of Limerick, 28/05/2015-29/05/2015.
2014 Appel, C., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Ó Ciardubháin, C., van Engen, J. & Jager, S. (2014) Telecollaboration in University Foreign Language Education SpeakApps platform, tools and contents for Tellecolaboration Facultad de Filosofía y Letras University of León, Spain, 12/02/2014-14/02/2014.
2013 Wickham, S, Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Brady, M., Walshe, R. & Ingle, S. (2013) Ireland International Conference in Education Implementing an annual review process Dublin, 15/04/2013-17/04/2013.
2017 Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M.,Beirne, E., & Brunton, J. (2017) 27th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning Language learning MOOCs: Classifying approaches to learning Toronto, Canada, 16/10/2017-19/10/2017.
2018 Brown, Mark; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Costelloe, Laura (2018) EdTech Developing a European maturity model for blended education: a research work in progress IT Carlow, .
2017 Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E. & Nic Giolla-Mhichil, M. (2017) Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice Finding Privacy in the Big Education Data Haystack University College Cork, Ireland, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Nic Giolla-Mhichil, M. & Ward, M. (2017) Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice [Symposium] Digital Learning Revisited: Exploring some of the big questions University College Cork, Ireland, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Brown, M., Costello, E. & Donlon, E. (2017) Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice Opening up Education in Irish Universities: An analysis of institutional strategy and macro-level policy University College Cork, Ireland, 20/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Connect, Collaborate, Create (ALT-C Conference 2016) The Open Academy initiative: Fostering an innovation culture with a local flavour University of Warwick, UK, 06/09/2016-08/09/2016.
2016 Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016) Land of the Learning Giants: The rise of MOOCs [Paper as part of Digital Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium] Galway, Ireland, 31/03/2016-02/04/2016.
2016 Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2016) ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016) Researching Usability and Design in the Irish 101 MOOC Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 26/05/2016-27/05/2016.
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Butler, D., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) e-Learning Africa: 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training Thinking Strategically about MOOCs: Developing an institutional response Cairo, Egypt, 24/05/2016-26/05/2016.
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016) Shaping the Future: The DCU Open Academy Initiative Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 26/05/2016-27/05/2016.
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016 Moodle in the Age of the MOOC: The DCU Open Academy initiative London, England, 22/03/2016-24/03/2016.
2016 Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Brown, M., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016) Building Digital Bridges: A Special Interest Group in Digital Learning of the Education Studies Association of Ireland Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 26/05/2016-27/05/2016.
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) OER16: Open Culture Images of openness: A kaleidoscope of competing discourses University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 19/04/2016-20/04/2016.
2016 Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Kirwan, C. (2016) OER16: Open Cultures Irish 101 - Incorporating Cultural and Strategic Drivers University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 19/04/2016-20/04/2016.
2016 Costello, E., Lynn, T., Brown, M., Nair, B., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge (ILTA Conference 2016) Rising or Falling? Tracing MOOC trends in social media Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 26/05/2016-27/05/2016.
2016 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016) Education as a Public Good (ESAI Conference 2016) Ciphered or shared? Questioning the role of the digital in opening up education [Digital Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium] Galway, Ireland, 31/03/2016-02/04/2016.
2017 Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Brunton, J. (2017) Annual European Association for Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference MOOC platforms, participation and business models: Tensions in focus Milton Keynes, UK, 25/10/2017-26/10/2017.
2011 Nic Giolla Mhichl, M. (2011) Multilingualism, Multilingualism in the Knowledge Economy: labour markets revised and corporate social responsibility Value-driven Higher Education: Fiontar a Case Study, European Universities Network Conference on Multilingualism Queens University Belfast, 14/11/2011-15/11/2011.
2015 Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. & Ó Ciardúbháin, C. (2015) XV International Conference on Minority Languages Focusing on Speaking: A case study of the Irish language within the Speak Apps project Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 28/05/2015-30/05/2015.
2015 Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015) European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) 2015 Annual Conference: Expanding Learning Scenarios What to do about MOOCs: Beyond the fear of missing out Universitet Oberta de Catalunya, 09/06/2015-12/06/2015.
2014 Ó Ciardubháin, C. & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2014) EUROCALL 2014: CALL Design: Principles and Practice Creating tasks in a less-commonly taught language for an open educational resource. Why the CEFR is important for Irish University of Groningen, 20/08/2014-23/08/2014.
2014 Appel, C., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Jager, S. & Prizel-Kania, A. (2014) EUROCALL 2014: CALL Design: Principles and Practice European Projects 2: Speaking Practice in a Foreign Language through ICT Tools University of Groningen, 20/08/2014-23/08/2014.
2014 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M, van Engen, J., Ó Ciardúbháin, C. Ó Cleircín G. & Appel, C. (2014) EUROCALL 2014: CALL Design: Principles and Practice Authentic oral language production and interaction in CALL: A conceptual framework for the use of learning analytics within the SpeakApps project University of Groningen, 20/08/2014-23/08/2014.
2014 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2014) INNOVATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING Considering Learning Analytics: SpeakApps and the Application of a Learning Analytics Reference Model Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 19/09/2014-20/09/2014.
2014 Ó Doinn, O. & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2014) EdTech 2014: The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) Learning a language online: examining the evidence base to inform the practice of enhancing the reading competencies of learners University College Dublin, 29/05/2014-30/05/2014.
2014 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Ó Ciardúbháin, C. & Ó Doinn, O. (2014) International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education CREATING AN ONLINE ORAL LANGUAGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: SPEAKAPPS Kos, Greece, 03/07/2014-05/07/2014.
2014 Appel, C., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. & Jager, S. (2014) SpeakApps: Tools and tasks, Maximising learner speaking time The SpeakApps Project Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, 13/12/2014-13/12/2014.
2013 Ingle,S., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Brady, M., Walshe, R. & Wickham, S. (2013) Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF) Development and Implementation of Academic Programme Review: An Irish Perspective San Jose, Costa Rica, 28/05/2013-31/05/2013.
2013 Blin, F. Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Jalkanen, J. & Taalas, P. (2013) WORLDCALL, Sustainability and Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL Towards a Sustainability Framework for large collaborative CALL projects Glasgow, 10/07/2013-13/07/2013.
2012 Ó Ciardúbháin, C. & Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2012) CALL: using, learning, knowing: Eurocall Giving Constructive and Accessible Feedback on Written and Oral Tasks Using ICT: Lessons Learned University of Gothenburg, 22/08/2012-25/08/2012.
2011 Nic Giolla Mhichl, M. (2011) AISHE Conference 2011 The Challenge for Graduates in a Changed World Graduate attributes and digital intelligence a key competency in university education Dublin City University, 25/08/2011-26/08/2011.
2011 Blin, F., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Ó Ciardúbháin, C. (2011) The Call Triangle: student, teacher and institution, Eurocall Langblog: An exploration of Affordances for Online Oral Production and Interaction The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 31/08/2011-03/09/2011.
2010 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad (2010) Ó Bholg an tSolair go Gaelscéal: Breis agus 200 Bliain d'iriseoireacht chlóite na Gaeilge Comhtháthú na Meán: Ceisteanna Oiliúna agus Iriseoireachta? Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD, 13/11/2010-13/11/2010.
2008 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2008) International Conference of Information Communication Technologies in Education DRIVING AND IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN IRISH UNIVERSITIES — NATIONAL AND SECTOR ICT RESPONSES TO FLEXIBLE LEARNING AND DELIVERY Corfu, Greece, 10/07/2008-12/07/2008.
2006 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2006) AISHE Conference 2006 Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment Methods of Evaluating Student Learning Experiences in VLEs: A Partial Literature Review NUI Maynooth, 31/08/2006-01/09/2006.
2005 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Ó Foirréidh, C. (2005) EdTech2005: The Sixth Annual Irish Educational Technology User's Conference Reflections on teaching and learning activities in an open source virtual learning environment in a minority language context Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, 26/05/2005-27/05/2005.
2005 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M. (2005) SEDA/AISHE Spring Conference Inspiring Learning: Diversity and Excellence Technology, virtual learning environments and the future of lesser used language medium course provision Wellington Hotel, Belfast, 13/05/2005-13/05/2005.
2003 Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M.,Ní Ghréacháin, B., Uí Bhraonáin, D. (2003) The Fourth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference Current practices in the use of technology on an interdisciplinary degree programme: FIONTAR, a case study Waterford Institute of Technology, 22/05/2003-23/05/2003.
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