Archive for September, 2018

A new start

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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So as of yesterday I am officially Professor/Head of Open Education in
the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University.
There has been a lot to organise in advance. Getting my PPS number
(which was very stressful), securing a flat (perfect location, tiny
but nice) and of course bringing all the stuff I will need over from
the UK. My initial two days have involved finding my feet and meeting
people, as well as an outline from the Director, Mark Brown, of the
kinds of things I will lead on or be involved with over the next few
months. It was particularly nice to meet with members of the Open
Education Unit yesterday and I plan one to one meetings with each of
them over the coming months. Technology wise I am almost set up. I
have a DCU email account, a new laptop and an Irish phone. This is one
of the busiest times of the year as the university gears up for the
arrival of the new students. An important event associated with this
is the Welcome day for our Open Education/DCU Connect students on
Saturday 29th September. I’m really looking forward to meeting the new
students!

Ar aghaidh agus os a chionn!