Catherine Bruen (BA, M.Litt., MSC, Ph.D.c) (NDLR Manager)
Catherine coordinates the overall operation of the NDLR service and in particular manages the NDLR core team and manage the NDLR across all HE universities and Institutes of technology and their representatives. Catherine is also responsible for reporting the NDLR operations to the NDLR oversight committee and has financial responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the NDLR. Before that she worked as a Senior Instructional Designer and eLearning Project Manager for the Centre for Learning Technology (CAPSL) at Trinity College.
Her research interests include technology enhanced learning, Communities of Practice, Open educational resources, Social learning, cloud computing for education, adaptive hypermedia, personalised learning and simulations based learning. She has lectured part time for postgraduate programmes in Computer Science and Education. She has collaborated with colleagues in Ireland and the UK on a number of publications in the area of technology enhanced learning, open educational resources, Reusable learning resources (RLRs), Academic Practice and Adaptive Hypermedia for ILTA, Ed-Media, AH, IUISC, ISKS, OER, SURFnet and JISC. Catherine is currently the deputy chair of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and is a member of EDIN.
Catherine is currently studying for a D.Ed in personalised learning. Working Title: The Use of Adaptivity and Simulation for Creating Personalised Technology enhanced Learning.
Dr. Ann Marcus Quinn (BA, MA, Ph.D) (NDLR Open Educational Resources Advocate)
Ann is responsible for the day to day operation of the NDLR service and this involves general service operations including user (customer) care. Ann looks after the development of user and administration workflows to allow efficient and effective operation of the NDLR. Ann also teaches on the Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Learning and Scholarship offered by the University of Limerick. Her research interests include usability, instructional design and the use of ICT at post-primary level. Ann's research area is ICT at post-primary and third level. Ann is a member of ILTA and the UL Technology Enhanced Learning Community of Practice.
Yvonne Diggins (BA, MA, Ph.D.c) (Educational ICT Policy Advocate)
Aisling Dundon (BA, MA.c) (OER Communities Advocate)
Aisling has acquired over 10 years industry experience in the area of Project Management and is a member of the ILTA executive committee, a member of EDIN and the UL Technology Enhanced Learning Community of Practice. Her research interests are in the practice of OER and academic communities of practice. Aisling is currently researching for an MA in the area of use and users of digital resources in higher education in Ireland. Working Title: The users and use of digital resources within the higher education academic community in Ireland.
Miriam Allen (BA, MA) (NDLR Training Coordinator)
There's a treasure chest of new digital technologies and ideas out there for teaching and learning and Miriam plans to introduce and inform us of these through the NDLR Training Programme for Academics in 2010 and 2011. Miriam will be supporting all the universities and Institutes of Technologies in the NDLR and the country. Miriam has a Training programme for the NDLR starting at beginner and working up to more advanced level.