Primary Department
Teaching Enhancement Unit
Senior Learning Technologist
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Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Rob Lowney is Senior Learning Technologist in the Teaching Enhancement Unit, steering its learning technology group. He is based on the St Patrick‚Äôs campus. He is a Senior Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (SCMALT), a Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (SFHEA) and a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SFSEDA). He works with academic staff to enhance the teaching, learning and assessment practices on their modules with digital technologies. Rob has a particular interest in empowering academic staff to implement technology-enhanced assessment strategies. Other areas of interest include student partnership, flipped learning, mobile learning, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, virtual learning environments, learning analytics, critical data literacy, digital learning policies, academic integrity, learning design and reusable learning objects. Additionally, he is a Loop (Moodle) expert and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He holds a BA and MA from University College Dublin and an MSc in Applied eLearning from Dublin Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing an EdD in Digital Learning with DCU Institute of Education. Prior to his current role, Rob held learning technologist positions in DCU and in Hibernia College. He teaches on a graduate training module about teaching and learning principles and practice, as well as making guest contributions to other modules and acting as external examiner in other institutions.

Research interests

Technology-enhanced assessment; Mobile learning; Flipped learning; Virtual learning environments; Learning design; Learning analytics; Critical data literacy; Digital learning policy; Student partnership; Academic integrity; Mixed reality; Artificial intelligence