This project is led by the  University of Sussex and supported by Dublin City University. 
Enhancing the flexibility of assessment, developing student-centred teaching approaches and making effective use of learner analytics have been central to the strategic learning and teaching approach of both partner universities.


Dr David Walker

Head Of Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Sussex

Dr David Walker is Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Sussex where he leads developments and initiatives in the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment.  David is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology, a founding Editor of the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, a member of the Executive Committee of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) and a member of the UCISA Academic Support Group.  You can follow David on Twitter @drdjwalker



Anthony Coombs

Learning Technologies Manager, University of Sussex

Tony is Learning Technologies Manager at the University of Sussex, leading on the pedagogic use of learning technology systems including Moodle and Mahara.

Before joining the University of Sussex, Tony played a leading role in the development and implementation of the Greenwich Connect initiative at the University of Greenwich, supporting the development of networked participation practices within curricula. He was also deputy project lead on the Jisc-funded Digital Literacies in Higher Education project.



Dr 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 has a deep insight into the key issues for higher education in Ireland in particular the implementation of national strategy for higher education, the technological universities 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 and the Learning Innovation Network, two of the leading organisations for learning innovation in Irish higher education.

Mark has organised a range of national and international teaching and learning conferences for higher education. 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.  More information is available through his profile page or his blog




Lisa Donaldson

Learning Technologist, Dublin City University

Lisa is a Learning Technologist working in Higher Education for the last 13 years. Most recently, Lisa has worked on a cross institutional project with DCU, the RCSI and University of Malawi developing a blended learning Masters in Community Systems Health Research delivered to students in Malawi and has led the What Works and Why project at DCU.

Lisa has previously taught Technology Enhanced Learning and Information Systems at the National College of Ireland(NCI), Griffith College and IBAT College. Lisa’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Business & IT , post graduate qualifications in Teaching & Learning and an M.Sc. in Applied Elearning.

Additionally, she has been certified as a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Microsoft Office Expert as well as holding a Diploma in Website Development. Lisa’s interests revolve around the capacity of Web 2.0 and mobile learning technologies to transform teaching and learning activities leading to greater student engagement.