Assoc. Prof. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl

Assoc. Prof. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl

Dr Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl is a Senior Research Fellow in the National Institute for Digital Learning. In 2016 she was a Fulbright Tech Impact Scholar working with the University of Notre Dame in researching the design and development of a Massive Open Online Course. Formerly the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with academic responsibility for forty-five academic programmes. Mairéad is a Senior Lecturer in information technology in the Irish-medium interdisciplinary School of Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge and former board member of the North-South Language Body and the ICT sub-committee of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in Ireland. She has served on numerous European and National Policy Groups in the area of ICT and Higher Education. Mairéad has gained considerable experience managing and leading internal and external policy and research projects and was appointed as a university fellow in 2008 for the implementation of the Academic Framework for Innovation within DCU. She is a member of Eurocall, AISHE, ESAI and SRHE. Mairéad’s research and teaching interests are concerned with the use of ICT for learning and she has presented regularly in this area: She was PI on the SpeakApps 2 project and a researcher on SpeakApps 1 project aimed at investigation oral language production and interaction. She is joint Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Technology in Higher Education. Mairéad is a mentor to two start-ups in the tech space, she also consults with both national and international companies.
Mairéad has held leadership roles within her School, Faculty and University serving as the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, Programme Chairperson and Chairperson to a number of University Working Groups. Mairéad is involved in a number of European research projects as both PI and researcher. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include technology in teaching and learning; policy implementation and organisational change in higher education. Mairéad is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE)
Mairéad is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE)



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