Dr Pauline Rooney
Dr Pauline Rooney is an Academic Developer with over 20 years experience in education development, academic support, teaching and research. She has particular expertise in the areas of digital learning, teaching and assessment and digital scholarship: she is co-founder of TU Dublin’s MSc in Applied eLearning and an experienced coordinator of non-accredited professional development including the award-winning Dublin eLearning Summer School. As a digital educator, her work has been internationally recognised receiving an iELA Award for Excellence (2015).
She has led a range of curriculum development initiatives working with staff across all organisational levels and has led and collaborated on a number of cross-faculty, inter-institutional educational projects, most recently leading the National Forum-funded Daltai project. She has experience in the development and promotion of learning, teaching and assessment policy and practice within higher education and nationally through relevant committee involvement including National Forum Advisory Groups. She is a skilled researcher, and has supervised at Masters and PhD level, with a strong publication record focussing on all aspects of digital education and professional development (orcid.org/0000-0002-8759-6091 ). As a former chair of the international IGBL Conference, she has worked with the European Commission as an independent expert in the area of digital learning.
Pauline holds an EdD (Higher Education) from the University of Sheffield (2011), an MSc (Ed) in Computer Based Learning from Queen's University Belfast and a BA Hons (Music/English) also from Queen's University. She is a Fellow of the UK Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). Her current research interests focus on digital education and scholarship, building digital capacity for teaching and learning in higher education and digital learning strategy development. She can be found tweeting on these interests @paulinecieo.