Teaching Enhancement Unit
Senior Academic Developer
Academic biographyClare Gormley is an academic developer with DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit who has worked in the arena of blended and online learning (in both academic and corporate contexts) since 1996. A Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA) and a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (FSEDA), Clare has a track record of supporting the professional development of academic staff for enhanced learning and teaching. In recent years, Clare has facilitated and led multiple professional learning initiatives for the DCU Futures project, particularly on the design and implementation of Challenge-based Learning (CBL) in teaching practice. She is also Chair of the DCU CBL Working Group.
Clare has an MSc in Applied eLearning and has worked with faculty from multiple disciplines to design and develop a broad range of online and blended learning experiences. She has published in a range of peer-reviewed publications on assessment, professional learning, learning design, and the use of innovative technologies in teaching, learning and assessment. In April 2017 she established 'The Sipping Point', a highly successful community of practice at DCU for staff to share, discuss, and improve their teaching practice. Twice nominated for a DCU President's Award for supporting excellence in teaching, Clare is currently undertaking an EdD in Digital Learning with a research focus on Challenge-based Learning.
Clare is currently module co-ordinator of the accredited module 'Postgraduate Tutoring Principles & Practice' and previously taught the 'Online Teaching' and 'Assessment & Feedback' modules at DCU. She is an active committee member of the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN).