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Mr. Gavin Clinch

Head of Online Learning (Student Experience)
IT Sligo

After graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, Gavin practiced as an architect in the UK and Germany for 15 years. He joined IT Sligo in 2001 as a lecturer in architecture and was centrally involved in the development and professional accreditation of a number of Degree and Master’s Architecture programmes. Gavin has many years of online teaching experience. Gavin was appointed as Head of Online Learning in 2012 and has responsibility for the continuous improvement of online education and student experience. His current work has a focus on, MOOCs, micro-credentials, assessment of learning, recognition of prior learning (RPL), and making higher education more flexible and accessible. He is Chair of the Institute’s Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Committee and a National Forum Associate. Gavin is President of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and Chair of the Higher Education Lifelong Learning Ireland Network (HELLIN) for 2020. Gavin has presented papers and keynote addresses at numerous education conferences. Gavin’s roles include:

• President, Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA)

• Chair Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee (IT Sligo) (2012 – present)

• Chair Higher Education Lifelong Learning Ireland Network (HELLIN)

• Conference Chair ILTA EdTech 2017 ‘TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies’ http://ilta.ie/project/edtech-2017/

• Program Committee Member, European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (eMOOCs) http://emoocs.eu/programme/188-2/

• Quality Assurance Board Member European BizMOOC Project – http://bizmooc.eu/

• Expert Panel Member TeSLA project – Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment System for Learning http://tesla-project.eu/ (2018-2019)

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