Mark Glynn
Mark Glynn
Head of the Teaching Enhancement Unit
Dublin City University

Mark has a PhD in Chemistry, a MSc in e-learning and certificates in Learning and Teaching in higher education and online assessment. Mark had a role of a Public Affairs & Education executive within IBEC for five years. This role involved establishing networks between industry and education. This resulted in experience of dealing with everyone from Managing Directors to plant operators across the pharmaceutical sector. Mark currently leads a team of seven people charged with enhancing the learning experience of students within DCU. As such Mark has direct involvement with cutting edge innovative teaching techniques and learning technologies that are being implemented throughout the university. Furthermore Mark plays a key role in both local and national strategically important teaching initiatives. The main aim of his current role is to encourage and enable staff in DCU to increase their capacity to offer flexible learning. This involves managing both organisational and pedagogical based projects. Mark has a deep insight into the key issues for higher education in Ireland in particular the technology enhanced learning, learning analytics and flexible learning. He plays key leadership roles in promoting innovative teaching and learning methods throughout the sector and is considered to be a leading authority in the use of virtual learning environments. Mark has also had leadership roles in the Irish Learning Technology Association (ITLA) and the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN), two of the leading organisations for learning innovation in Irish higher education. More information is available through http://ie.linkedin.com/in/enhancingteaching or his blog http://enhancingteaching.com