Discipline: Business and Accounting
About Me: I studied Business and Accounting at undergraduate level in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in the West of Ireland, graduating in 1989. Then I moved to London to seek employment opportunities progressing my career from graduate entry to a number of senior positions in Accounting and Finance including some time in the City of London after gaining my professional qualification in Accounting with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Following an extended period travelling in Asia and Australia a change in career witnessed a transition to the world of SAP consulting. I returned to Ireland in 2000 and in 2004 an alternative career pathway lead to the Higher Education sector, direct from industry as Head of Department of Accounting and Business Computing in AIT. This resulted in reengagement with Lifelong Learning and I completed a MSc Information Technology in Education in Trinity College Dublin in 2010 and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership in Dublin City University in 2018. My current role is the Dean of Faculty of Business & Hospitality in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) which has a strong focus on the student experience and innovation approaches to teaching and learning.
Interest in TBL: The genesis of my interest in TBL arose following attendance at a conference in Malaysia where TBL advocate Dr Peter Balan, who is an international board member on the TBLC presented a paper. The Faculty of Business & Hospitality adopted a TBL approach to deliver to a number of modules in the 2017/18 academic year.
Publications/Presentations on TBL:
- O’Hanlon, D. Duffy, S. Fannon, L. Harding, N. Langan, E. Ryan S. (2018) Scratching, Ticking and Clicking for Flipping: Using a variety of technologies to enable Instant Feedback Assessment Techniques (IF-AT) in the Business Classroom. Irish Learning Technology Association annual conference (Edtech), Carlow, Ireland.