Edge of Discovery Podcast Series

Welcome to the TEU Edge of Discovery Podcast series aimed at providing DCU academics with information and reflections on various teaching, learning, and professional development initiatives across the DCU community. The podcasts comprise of eight short interviews (approx. 15 mins each) with different academics across the university and led by two members of the TEU team - Dr Fiona O’Riordan and Lisa DonaldsonThe first set of conversations centred around Teaching and Assessing Online, Eportfolio based assessment and Advance HE Fellowships.

A second set of podcasts, released on January 25th, feature DCU colleagues speaking about Academic Integrity, Learning Design, Creativity for Covid-19 delivery of practical modules, and more. If you are interested in contributing to future Edge of Discovery podcasts, please contact us at teu@dcu.ie.


January 2021

Academic Integrity

Interactive Orals with Dr Tara Concannon-Gibney and Niamh Watkins

Peer Assessment with Dr Rob Gillanders

Transformation & Innovation in teaching during Covid

Transformation & Innovation in Teaching with David Kennedy

Learning Design with ABC

Learning Design Programme Planning for Hybrid Learning with ABC by Dr Jane O'Kelly

Supporting Staff Learning Design with ABC by Clare Gormley

Creatively delivering practical modules during Covid

Creatively delivering Science Education practical modules during Covid times with Dr Paul van Kampen

Creatively delivering Athletic Therapy & Training Programme practical modules during Covid times with Dr Enda Whyte

September 2020

Assessing Online

Online assessment: What works and why with Dr Monica Ward

Online continuous assessment with Ann Marie Farrell

Teaching Online

Challenges and opportunities for teaching online with Dr Orna Farrell

Switching to online teaching with Dr Olga Springer


Using EPortfolio to solve an assessment challenge with Dr James Gallen

Using EPortfolio to support students collate multiple assessment activities with Dr Trish Morgan

Advance HE Fellowship Recognition

Overview of the Fellowship scheme with Lisa Donaldson

A Senior Fellowship journey with Dr John McMackin