ETBLC Board – Nuala Harding

Discipline: Learning and Teaching
Institution: Athlone Institute of Technology


Twitter: @NualaHarding

About Me: Nuala is an educational developer working as the Learning and Teaching Coordinator in the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). Prior to her master’s degree, she was awarded a Bachelor of Education.  As a member of the Learning and Teaching Unit, Nuala works with a dedicated team in the support and advancement of learning, teaching and assessment in the institute. She is programme coordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Nuala’s current educational research, teaching and publishing interests include the development of academic practice, student engagment and technology-enhanced learning. From 2011 to 2013, she held the role of Chair of the Educational Developers of Ireland Network (EDIN), and is a member of the Irish Learning Technology Association, (ILTA). Nuala led the multi-institute, national research project entitled ATLAS which explored accredited professional development. She has also been involoved in natioanl research projects focusing on digital pedagogy, effective feedback and curriculum enhancement – Y1 Feedback, TEAM and #VLEIreland.

Nuala has chaired and co-chaired several conferences and organised funded national seminars. She is currently a candidate on PhD in Higher Education Research, Evaluation and Enhancement programme with Lancaster University.

Role in TBL Committee: Educational Developer Team or Research and Scholarship Team

Interest in TBL: My interest TBL began in 2016 when presenting at the TARC International Conference in Malaysia where I attended a workshop facilitated by Dr. Peter Balan, OAM, who is an international board member. Peter subsequently visited AIT on two occasions to work with staff. This engagement led to the establishment of a TBL and Flipped Classroom Community of Practice (CoP), in the AIT Faculty of Business and Hospitality which I facilitate.

Any publications/presentations on TBL:

O’Hanlon, D. Duffy, S. Fannon, L. & Harding, N. (2019) Team Based Learning in a Large Class – Pedagogy in a Large Class (PHELC pre-conference workshop), Fifth International Conference on higher Education Advances (HEAd’190, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, June 25, 2019.  Accessible from: :

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.