About

Gráinne Conole is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.

She can undertake commissioned reviews and reports, run workshops, and provide tailored e-learning support and advice. This includes providing research and consultancy to a broad range of educational stakeholders (including teachers, head teachers, and policy makers) in schools, colleges, universities, and training organisations, who are interested in improving their education and training practices. Commissioned reports and reviews include: the ESRC funded review of interdisciplinarity in e-learning and the validation of non-formal MOOC-based learning report for the EU IPTS research centre. More on her expertise and areas of interest can be found on her blog.

Regularly invited to do keynote presentations at international conferences; recent examples include the AECT conference in Indianapolis and the EFMD conference in Budapest to deans and director generals. She has an excellent track record of securing research funding; funding sources include ESRC, JISC, HEA, and the EU commission.

Previous positions included: professor of education at the University of Bath Spa, professor of learning innovation and director of the Institute for Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester, professor of e-learning at the Open University (UK), professor of post-compulsory education and training at Southampton University. She is currently a visiting professor at Dublin City University.