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Dr Ana Schalk

Dr Ana Schalk

Academic Developer, Digital Learning


Ana has worked as a lecturer, researcher, academic developer and academic manager for more than 30 years. Most recently she has worked with TU Dublin’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Team where she led a number of strategic learning initiatives, and taught on the MSc Education and Post Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching. Prior to joining Tu Dublin, she led a number of institutional, national and international digital education initiatives in Latin America, working with Ministries of Education, UNESCO and the Iberoamerican States Organisation (OEI). 

Publications and Further Research Outputs 

  • Gray, G. Schalk. A. (2022) Stakeholders’ insights on learning analytics: perspectives of students and staff. Computers and Education. Vol 187. Available  
  • Schalk, A.; McAvinia, C.; Rooney, P.  (2022) Exploring the concept of the “Digital Educator” during Covid-19. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology AJET. 38 (2) 
  • Boylan, F., Dodd, D., Harvey, J., Schalk, A. ‘From Pivot to Foothold’ Facilitating an institutional approach to online teaching and learning at Ireland’s first Technological University.) In: Keane, M., McAvinia, C. and O’Sullivan, Í. (eds) (2021) Emerging Issues IV: Changing Times, Changing Context. Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN):   
  • Gray, G., Schalk, A., Rooney, P., Lang “A Stakeholder Informed Professional Development Framework to Support Engagement with Learning Analytics”., C. LAK 2021. Available:   
  • Schalk, A. (2018) “Identidad y juventud en la cibercultura desde una perspectiva educativa”. Revista Perspectivas. Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez. No. 31. Santiago. ISSN: 0717-1714.
  • Schalk, A., Marcelo, C. (2012) “Learning in virtual learning communities in Spain: The case of teachers in Non-Formal Education Settings. AERA publication Congress. 
  • Schalk, A. (2012) How can we explain the relationship between quality interaction and quality learning in virtual learning? (Section Book). In E-learning Ling Distance and Life-Long Perspective. ISBN: 978-953-51-0250-2 
  • Schalk, A., Aliaga, C; (2010) E2: Entrepreneur and Employability Model. Higher Education Council. (CSE)
  • Schalk, A. (2010) UNESCO. Technologies in Education: Impact. publication/news/el_impacto_de_las_tic_en_la_educacion_relatoria_de_la_conf/ 
  • Schalk, A. (2010) Asynchronous interaction in virtual education: a relation between discourse analysis and quality learning. COMUNICAR Review. ISSN: 1988-3293 

  • Deirdre McQuillan, D.; Nocchi, S.; Gabaudan, O.; Schalk, A.E.; Nicolaou, A.; Parmaxi, A.; Hernandez, E. Designing for inclusiveness in education projects: the case of the European University of Technology’s XR Team. CUID Conference.  Madrid.  
  • Schalk, A., Gray, G., Rooney, P.  Daltai Project “Continuous Professional Development for Learning Analytics: a needs analysis”. Report. Available: The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. 
  • Schalk, A. (2018)  “Assurance of Learning in Distance and Virtual Education” (Section Book)  in Emergent themes in Education. Universidad Central. Colombia.  
  • Schalk, A. (2018) “Relevance of Assurance of Learning Model in Virtual Education” (Section Book) in Utopias and Dystopias of Technology in Higher Education. UniCAMp, Campinas- UFF. Brazil.  
  •  Schalk, A., Zabando, S., et al., “Laws, Rules and Regulations in Higher Education and Distance Modal in Chile” (Section Book) Laws. Rules and Regulations in Higher Education and Distance LATAM. ISBN: 978-9942-08-144-5 
  • Schalk, A., Zavando, S., et al., “Laws, Rules and Regulations in Higher Education and Distance Modal in Chile” (Section Book) Laws, Rules and Regulations in Higher Education and Distance LATAM. ISBN: 978-9942-08-144-5 págs. 67-81 

Research Expertise 

  • Learning Analytics
  • Technology in Education
  • Quality and Assurance of Learning


  • DALTAÍ (The National Forum)
  • Retention Project (HEA)
  • Impact Project (The National Forum)