Head of Online Learning Innovation, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland
Brian qualified as an Engineer in 1978 and originally worked in mathematical modelling and simulation, and the application of IT in engineering. He is currently Head of Online Learning Innovation in the Centre for Online Learning at the Institute of Technology Sligo where he has worked as a lecturer and learning technology developer since 1984. He has been a leader in online distance learning in Ireland, initiating it in the country’s largest provider, IT Sligo, in 2002 and has contributed significantly to the growth of e-learning in Ireland since 1999 as a founding member of the Irish Learning Technology Association. His particular interests at the moment are in lean methods of content development, lowering the cost of higher education, work-based and project-based degrees.