Lorraine Delaney

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Dr. Lorraine Delaney is Assistant Professor with the School of Human Development in DCU.

Lorraine has a broad range of experience as an educator including leadership and management experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She acts as a dissertation supervisor and marker on the Professional Masters in Education Primary (PMEP) and the Bachelor of Education (BEd).   Lorraine completed her PhD and MSc (Education) at DCU and holds a BA in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include higher education access, technology in teaching and learning, adult education, higher education retention and completion, graduate employability and education policy.



Guidelines for Practice

Year Publication
2021 Farrell, O., Breen, E., Brunton, J., Cox, R., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Smyth, V. (2021) Go Open: A beginners guide to open education. GFP [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Farrell O.;Brunton J.;Costello E.;Delaney L.;Brown M.;Foley C. (2020) 'This is two different worlds, you have the asylum world and you have the study world’: An exploration of refugee participation in online Irish higher education'. Research in Learning Technology, 28 :1-15. [DOI]
2019 Brunton, J., Farrell, O., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Foley, C., & Brown, M. (2019) 'Duelling identities in refugees learning through open, online higher education'. Open Praxis, 11 (4). [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.4.1018
2020 Farrell, O., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Brown, M., Foley, C. (2020) 'This is two different worlds, you have the asylum world and you have the study world”: An exploration of refugee participation in online Irish higher education'. Research in Learning Technology, .
2019 Delaney L.;Brown M. (2019) 'Many happy returns! An exploration of the socio-economic background and access experiences of those who (re)turn to part-time higher education'. Irish Educational Studies, . [DOI]
2018 Delaney, L;Brown, M (2018) 'To walk invisible: distance students in a dual-mode university'. Distance Education, 39 :209-223. [DOI]
2016 Delaney L., Farren M. (2016) 'No ‘self’ left behind? Part-time distance learning university graduates: social class, graduate identity and employability'. Open Learning, :1-15. [DOI]
2015 Lorraine Delaney (2015) 'Who graduates from Irish distance university education?'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING (EURODL), 18 :100-113.
2015 Brown, M., Hughes, H., & Delaney, L. (2015) 'Giving voice to distance learners: Methodological decisions and challenges'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING (EURODL), :170-185.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Brunton, J., Breen, E., Costello, E., Cox, R., Delaney, L., Farrell, O., Gallagher, E. and Smyth, V. (2021) OE Global Go open! Supporting higher education staff engagement in open educational practices. O Nantes, France, 27/09/2021- 01/10/2021
2019 Brunton, J., Farrell, O., Delaney, L., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Foley, C. (2019) OE Global 2019 conference Providing open opportunities for access to higher education to refugees through an open education initiative: A Case Study of Dublin City University’s University of Sanctuary Scholarship programme Milan, 26/11/2019- 28/11/2019
2016 Brunton J.;Cleary A.;Gilligan J.;Brown M.;Delaney L.;O’Regan L.;Costello E.;Fox S.;Ward J. (2016) ASCILITE 2016 - Conference Proceedings - 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning Staying the distance: Using digital readiness tools to support effective transitions into higher education for flexible learners
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Cleary, A., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O'Regan, L. & Ward J. (2016) Show me the learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education . In: S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin eds. Staying the distance: Using digital readiness tools to support effective transitions into higher education for flexible learners. Poster at ASCILITE 2016 conference Adelaide, Australia, 28/11/2016- 30/11/2016
2016 Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) Global Learn 2016 . In: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) eds. Making better choices: Self-regulative tools for flexible learner success Limerick, Ireland, 28/04/2016- 28/04/2016 [Link]
2016 Delaney L.;Farren M. (2016) ASCILITE 2016 - Conference Proceedings - 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning Digital learning: An important ingredient in equity of access to university
2018 Farrell, O., Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Foley, C. (2018) 10th EDEN Research Workshop, Towards personalized guidance and support for learning Can you give me sanctuary? Exploring the transition experiences of refugees and asylum seekers to online distance learning Barcelona, 24/10/2018- 26/10/2018 [Link] [DOI]
2016 Delaney, L., Farren, M. (2016) ASCILITE Conference Proceedings - 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning Digital Learning: An important ingredient in equity of access to university Australia,
2019 Brunton, J., Farrell, O., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Foley, C., & Brown, M. (2019) OE Global Providing open opportunities for access to higher education to refugees through an open education initiative: A Case Study of Dublin City University’s University of Sanctuary Scholarship programme Milan, Italy, 26/11/2019- 26/11/2019
2019 Brunton, J., Farrell, O., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Foley, C., & Brown, M. (2019) ICDE World Conference on Online Learning You have the asylum world and you have... the study world”: Duelling identities in refugees learning online Dublin, Ireland, 04/11/2019- 04/11/2019
2019 Delaney, L. (2019) 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning Work Matters: Distance Graduates and the Employability Discourse Dublin, 06/11/2019- 06/11/2019
2018 Delaney, L., & Brown, M. (2018) European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN). Towards Personalised Guidance and Support for Learning . In: EDEN eds. Support holes: Distance students’ experience of support in a dual mode university Barcelona,
2018 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Farrell, O., & Delaney, L. (2018) EdTech 2018, TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices,Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association . In: ILTA eds. Sanctuaries of Study: An Online Initiative for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Carlow, Ireland, 01/06/2018- 01/06/2018
2018 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney L.., Farrell, O., & Foley, C.A. (2018) 10th EDEN Research Workshop, Towards personalized guidance and support for learning . In: EDEN (European Distance Education Network) eds. Can you give me sanctuary? “Exploring the transition experiences of refugees and asylum seekers to online distance learning Barcelona, 25/10/2018- 25/10/2018
2017 Delaney, L., & Brown M. (2017) European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) . In: EADTU eds. The pre-participation experience of distance graduates Milton Keynes, UK, 25/10/2017- 27/10/2017
2017 Brunton. J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Farrell, O. (2017) 27th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning Promoting effective, strategic pre-entry and on-entry socialisation for flexible learners in higher education
2016 Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) Global Learn: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Making better choices: Self-regulative tools for flexible learner success Limerick, Ireland, 28/04/2016- 28/04/2016
2016 Brunton, J. and Brown, M. and Costello, E. and Delaney, L. and Fox, S. (2016) Paper presented at OER16: Open Cultures Making and sharing OERs that faciliate successful transition into higher education for flexible learners
2015 Costello, E. and Brown, M. and Brunton, J. and Delaney, L. (2015) Paper presented to the 22nd Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for Learning Technology - Shaping the Future of Learning Together It's on the exam! Affecting student engagement through crowd-sourced assessment
2015 Costello, E. and Brown, M. and Brunton, J. and Delaney, L. (2015) Paper presented at The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association Learning Beyond the Horizon: Using Peerwise to increase engagement for students in transition
2015 Brunton, J. and Brown, M. and Costello, E. and Delaney, L. and Fox, S. and Galvin, A. and Lonergan, N. (2015) Paper presented to the ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) Committee Toolbox for Flexible Learners: Supporting Student Success into the Transition to Higher Education
2015 Brunton, J. and Brown, M. and and Costello, E. and Delaney, L. and and Fox, S. and Galvin, A. and Lonergan, N. (2015) Paper presented at The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association Digital Readiness Tools for Use in Supporting Flexible Learners: A Research and Development Transitions Project
2015 Brunton, J. and Brown, M. and Costello, E. and Delaney, L. and Fox, S. and Galvin, A. and Lonergan, N. (2015) Proceedings of The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference Free, focused and flexible: A suite of online transition tools for supporting student success [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016) Effective Practice Award Discovery Session at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide Student success toolbox for flexible learners: Supporting transitions from thinking about study to the first weeks Orlando, Florida, USA, 09/11/2016-18/11/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide ‘Begun Is two-thirds done’: Giving flexible learners a head start with a suite of online transition tools for supporting student success in higher education Orlando, Florida, USA, 09/11/2016-18/11/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., & O’Regan, L. (2016) Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) How to support an effective transition process for flexible learners using digital readiness tools: A workshop Dublin, Ireland, 26/05/2016-27/05/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L. (2016) European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) conference Student success toolbox - Supporting transitions from thinking about study to the first few weeks Budapest, .
2017 Brunton. J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Farrell, O. (2017) 27th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning Promoting effective, strategic pre-entry and on-entry socialisation for flexible learners in higher education Toronto, Canada, 16/10/2017-19/10/2017.
2018 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Farrell, O., & Delaney, L. (2018) Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) Sanctuaries of Study: An Online Initiative for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Carlow, Ireland, 31/05/2021-01/06/2021.
2020 Brunton, J., & Delaney, L. (2020) Educational Studies Associate of Ireland (ESAI) conference A tale of two students: Off-campus, online adult learners and the systemic barriers they face in Irish higher education Online, 03/09/2020-05/09/2020.
2019 Brunton, J., Farrell, O., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Foley, C., & Brown, M. (2019) 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning “You have the asylum world and you have... the study world”: Duelling identities in refugees learning online Dublin, 03/11/2019-07/11/2019.
2019 Delaney, L., and Costello, E. (2019) OOFHEC (Online, Open and Flexible HE Conference) Micro-credentials and the Labour Market: An Irish Perspective Madrid, Spain, 16/10/2019-18/10/2019.
2019 Delaney, L. (2019) 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning University for the Working Class? Seriously? Dublin, 05/11/2019-05/11/2019.
2017 Delaney, L. and Brown, M. (2017) The Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association University Access: Complexity and Technology Sligo, 01/06/2017-02/06/2017.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Cleary, A., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O'Regan, L. & Ward J. (2016) ASCILITE Staying the distance: Using digital readiness tools to support effective transitions into higher education for flexible learners Adelaide, Australia, 28/11/2016-28/11/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., & O’Regan, L. (2016) ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association How to support an effective transition process for flexible learners using digital readiness tools: A workshop Dublin, Ireland, 26/05/2016-26/05/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L. (2016) European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Student success toolbox - Supporting transitions from thinking about study to the first few weeks Budapest, 15/06/2016-15/06/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016) 5th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL) Developing a suite of flexible learner transition tools - the student success toolbox project Prague, 27/10/2016-27/10/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) OLC Accelerate:Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide ‘Begun Is two-thirds done’: Giving flexible learners a head start with a suite of online transition tools for supporting student success in higher education Orlando,Florida, 17/11/2016-17/11/2016.
2016 Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Making better choices: Self-regulative tools for flexible learner success Limerick, 28/04/2016-28/04/2016.
2016 Delaney, L. (2016) European Access Network Conference Part-time Higher Education and Graduate Employability: the Class Ceiling University College Dublin, 30/05/2016-30/05/2016.
2016 Delaney, L. (2016) The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium Using case study methodology to explore the relationship between digital learning and widening university access Dublin City University, 01/11/2016-01/11/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) Open Education Global Conference Creating a toolbox of OERs to faciliate flexible learner transition into higher education: A collaborative project between four Irish higher education institutions Krakow, Poland, 12/04/2016-12/04/2016.
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016) OER16 Making and Sharing OERs that Facilitate Successful Transition into Higher Education for Flexible Learners Edinburgh, 19/04/2016-20/04/2016.
2015 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2015) OER15 Student success toolbox: Digital tools for use in supporting flexible learners Cardiff, 14/04/2015-.
2015 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S.,& Lonergan, N. (2015) working meeting of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) Teaching and Learning Steering Committee Toolbox for flexible learners: Supporting student success in the transition to higher education Aveiro, Portugal, 02/10/2015-.
2015 Brunton, J., Brown. M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Galvin, C., & Lonergan, N. (2015) EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference Digital readiness tools for use in supporting flexible learners: A research and development transitions project Limerick, 28/05/2015-.
2015 Costello, E., Brown, M., Brunton, J., & Delaney, L. (2015) EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference Learning beyond the horizon: Using Peerwise to increase engagement for students in transition Limerick, 27/05/2015-.
2015 Costello E., Brown M., Brunton J., & Delaney L., (2015) 22nd Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for Learning Technology - Shaping the Future of Learning Together It's on the exam! Affecting student engagement through crowd-sourced assessment Manchester, UK, 08/09/2015-11/09/2015.
2015 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Galvin, C., & Lonergan, N. (2015) The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference Free, focused and flexible: A suite of online transition tools for supporting student success Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29/10/2015-.
2015 Delaney, L. & Farren, M. (2015) EATDU Conference 2015, Transforming higher education in the 21st Century Online distance higher education : access, graduates and employability FernUniversitat, Hagen, Germany, 29/10/2015-30/10/2015.
2014 Delaney, L. (2014) EDEN (European Distance Education Network) Research Workshop Who graduates from Irish distance university education? Oxford, United Kingdom, 27/10/2014-28/10/2014.
2014 Delaney, L. (2014) Fourth Annual Postgraduate Research Conference in Humanities and Education An exploration of student success in online higher education St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, 25/04/2014-.
2013 Delaney, L., Fox, S., and Morrissey, A. (2013) Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED) and International Council for Open and Distance Education (lCDE), Research Conference Delivering Sustainability Education Sustainably-Moving Online Madrid, Spain, 07/03/2013-09/03/2013.
2013 Delaney, L. and Fox, S (2013) How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland Higher Education Authority Ireland, National Conference The role of online distance education in broadening access to Irish higher education Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, 07/11/2013-07/11/2013.
2012 Delaney, L., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Fox, S., Morrissey, A. O'Keeffe, N. and Walsh, E. (2012) European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Research Conference Online, Face to Face or Blended what tutorial delivery do students want in distance education? KU Leuven, Belgium, 22/10/2012-23/10/2012.
2012 Brunton, J., O'Keeffe, N., Costello, E., Fox, S., Walsh, E., Delaney, L. and Morrissey, A. (2012) European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Research Conference Facilitating Pre-induction Socialisation for Distance Education Programmes KU Leuven, Belgium, 22/10/2012-23/10/2012.
2012 Delaney, L., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Fox, S., Morrissey, A. O'Keeffe, N. and Walsh, E. (2012) All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Research Conference Online Synchronous Tutorials in Distance Education– Reflections one year on! Dublin City University, Dublin, 30/08/2012-31/08/2012.
2012 Walsh, E., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Morrissey, A. O'Keeffe, N (2012) European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Research Conference Enhancing the teaching and learning experience of distance education through the use of synchronous online tutorials Paphos, Cyprus, 27/09/2012-28/09/2012.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016) 'Developing a suite of flexible learner transition tools: The student success toolbox project' In: e-Learning excellence awards: An anthology of case studies 2016. Reading, UK : Academic Publishing International. [Link]

Published Report

Year Publication
2016 Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Galvin, C., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016) Lost in transition: A report on enabling success for flexible learners. Dublin City University, .

Reports

Year Publication
2020 Delaney, L., Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, C., Farrell, O. ., (2020) Part-Time Distance Graduates at Dublin City University. REPORT
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
European Distance Education Network (EDEN) Member -
Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) member -
Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) member -
Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Member -
International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) Member -
European Access Network (EAN) Member -
European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Member -
All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Member -

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Recognition of Prior Learning -
Equality Committee -
University Standards Committee -
Digital Learning Research Network -

Reviews

Journal Role
Distance Education Reviewer
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer

Other Activities

Description
Lorraine has acted as independent chair for PhDl Viva Voce within DCU.

Research Interests

Lorraine's research interests are interdisciplinary and include higher education access, technology in teaching and learning, adult education, higher education retention and completion, graduate employability and education policy.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Student Success Toolbox Team Member 28/10/2014 01/05/2016