School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


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School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
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St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. Enda Donlon is an Associate Professor in the school of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies at the DCU Institute of Education. He is a former president (2018-2020)  and vice-president (2016-2018) of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI), and has served on the national executive of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) from 2008-2019. He is currently the Irish representative on the Governing Council of the European Educational Research Association (EERA)

Enda mainly teaches on the use of ICT in teaching and learning, with a specific interest in the use of digital technologies in and for teacher education. He is a member of the steering group for the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) Digital Learning Research Network and for CREATE21 (Centre for Collaborative Research Across Teacher Education for the 21st Century). He is a winner of the DCU President's Award for Innovation (Academic and Research, 2014) and the DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (team award, 2021) and was a finalist for the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2014). Enda is the APF (Area of Professional Focus) leader for Digital Learning on the Doctor of Education Programme at DCU

Research interests

Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 Virtual Environments for Teaching and Learning Social Media Skills as Transferable Skills The Role of Technolgy in programmes of Initial Teacher Education The Role of Reflection for Professional Development Content Management Systems Open Source Technology for Education Communications Theory