Dr Morag Munro

Dean of Teaching and Learning

Educational Technologist

School of Education
(01) 708 4552

Biography

Dr Morag Munro is the Maynooth University Project Lead for the IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning Project and Module Co-ordinator for TL517: Digital Technologies in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. 
Her research interests include critical perspectives on educational technologies; critical discourse analysis of education policy; and education for inclusivity, global citizenship and sustainability.

Research Interests


  • Developing critical perspectives on educational technology
  • Critical discourse analysis of education policy and strategy
  • Education for global citizenship 
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Design of inclusive curriculum and learning environments 
  • Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'La complicidad de las tecnologías digitales en la mercantilización de la Educación Superior del Reino Unido: trece estrategias nacionales de enseñaza y aprendizaje digital'
Munro, Morag (2019) 'La complicidad de las tecnologías digitales en la mercantilización de la Educación Superior del Reino Unido: trece estrategias nacionales de enseñaza y aprendizaje digital' In: Castañeda, Linda and Selwyn, Neil (eds). Reiniciando la universidad Buscando un modelo de Universidad en tiempos digitales. Barcelona: OuterEDU. [Details]
2012 'Curriculum Change: Achieving institutional cohesion while maintaining individual autonomy'
Hughes, Jean and Munro, Morag (2012) 'Curriculum Change: Achieving institutional cohesion while maintaining individual autonomy' In: Hughes, Jean and Tan, Eloise (eds). The Dynamic Curriculum: Shared experiences of ongoing curricular change in higher education. Dublin: Dublin City University. [Details]
2009 'Standards for Learning Objects and Learning Designs'
Munro, Morag and Kenny, Claire (2009) 'Standards for Learning Objects and Learning Designs' In: Lockyer, Lori and Bennett, Sue and Agostinho, Shirley and Harper, Barry (eds). Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies. Hershey: IGI Global. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'E-learning for all? Maximizing the impact of multimedia resources for learners with disabilities'
Munro, Morag and McMullin, Barry (2009) 'E-learning for all? Maximizing the impact of multimedia resources for learners with disabilities' In: Donnelly, Roisin and McSweeney, Fiona (eds). Applied E-Learning and E-Teaching in Higher Education. UK: IGI Global. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'The complicity of digital technologies in the marketisation of UK higher education: exploring the implications of a critical discourse analysis of thirteen national digital teaching and learning strategies'
Munro, Morag (2018) 'The complicity of digital technologies in the marketisation of UK higher education: exploring the implications of a critical discourse analysis of thirteen national digital teaching and learning strategies'. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 15 (1) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Y1Feedback-The Story so Far: Progress and Reflections from an Irish Multi-institutional Learning and Teaching Enhancement Project'
O'Regan, Lisa and Harding, Nuala and Brown, Mark and Maguire, Moira and Munro, Morag and McDermott, Geraldine and Ryan, Seamus and Farrell, Orna and Cranny, David and Gallagher, Gerry and others (2016) 'Y1Feedback-The Story so Far: Progress and Reflections from an Irish Multi-institutional Learning and Teaching Enhancement Project'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 8 (3):2991-29914 [full-text] [Details]
2008 'Why hasn’t technology disrupted academics’ teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory'
Blin, Françoise and Munro, Morag (2008) 'Why hasn’t technology disrupted academics’ teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory'. Computers and Education, 50 (2):475-490 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 Thematic Analysis, Ideology critique and Linguistic Analysis as a Methodological Framework for Critical Discourse Analysis.
Munro, Morag (2020) Thematic Analysis, Ideology critique and Linguistic Analysis as a Methodological Framework for Critical Discourse Analysis. [Oral Presentation], Qualitative Research in a Changing World, Online , 23-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning Project: Maynooth University.
Munro, Morag (2020) IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning Project: Maynooth University. [Poster Presentation], QQI Conference: Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, and English Language Education Staff, Dublin , 13-FEB-20 [Details]
2020 MAPpd: a toolkit for mapping programmes and modules to the National PD Framework.
Munro, Morag and Dignam, Barbara (2020) MAPpd: a toolkit for mapping programmes and modules to the National PD Framework. [Poster Presentation], QQI Conference: Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, and English Language Education Staff, Dublin , 13-FEB-20 [Details]
2020 A cross-institutional approach to peer observation of teaching in higher education.
Munro, Morag, Crehan, Martina, O'Keeffe, Muireann (2020) A cross-institutional approach to peer observation of teaching in higher education. [Poster Presentation], QQI Conference: Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, and English Language Education Staff, Dublin , 13-FEB-20 [Details]
2020 Enhancing digital capacity in teaching and learning in Ireland: a national approach.
Flynn, Sharon; Purser,Lewis; Trench Bowles Nora; Byrne, Julie; Hamill, David; O’Connor, Kevin; Lowney, Rob; Stone, Suzanne; Molloy, Kate; Moloney, David; Munro, Morag; O’Connor, Marian; O’Reilly, Mairéad; O’Mara, Tom; O’Callaghan, Clíodhna (2020) Enhancing digital capacity in teaching and learning in Ireland: a national approach. [Oral Presentation], 2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum, Utrecht University, Netherlands , 13-FEB-20 - 14-FEB-20 [Details]
2019 Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Irish Universities.
Flynn, Sharon; Byrne, Julie; Hamill, David; Lowney, Rob; Molloy, Kate; Moloney, David; Munro, Morag; O'Connor, Kevin; O’Connor, Marian; O’Mara, Tom; Stone, Suzanne (2019) Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Irish Universities. [Oral Presentation], 12th International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy: The Voice of the Educator, Dublin , 13-DEC-19 [Details]
2018 A critical analysis of the narrative of technology-enabled flexible learning in Irish Institutional Higher Education Strategies.
Munro, Morag (2018) A critical analysis of the narrative of technology-enabled flexible learning in Irish Institutional Higher Education Strategies. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2018: TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices, Carlow , 31-MAY-18 [Details]
2018 MAPpd – Benchmarking Accredited Teaching and Learning Programmes against the National Professional Development Framework.
Munro, Morag; Dignam, Barbara (2018) MAPpd – Benchmarking Accredited Teaching and Learning Programmes against the National Professional Development Framework. [Oral Presentation], AILTA 2018: All Ireland Conference on Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Further and Higher Education, Dublin [Details]
2017 Technology-Enabled Feedback Approaches for First Year: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies.
O’Regan, Lisa and Maguire, Moira and Brown, Mark and Harding, Nuala and Munro, Morag and Gallagher, Gerry and Farell, Orna and Ryan, Seamus (2017) Technology-Enabled Feedback Approaches for First Year: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies. [Oral Presentation], EDTECH 2017: TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity, Sligo , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 Integrating a transcultural approach to curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment into CPD for academic staff.
Munro, Morag and Dignam, Barbara (2017) Integrating a transcultural approach to curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment into CPD for academic staff. [Poster Presentation], QQI and HEA conference: Internationalisation – a driver of quality in Irish HE, Dublin Castle , 11-DEC-17 [Details]
2017 How can cross-institutional peer observation of teaching encourage reflection and dialogue about teaching in higher education?.
Crehan, Martina and Munro, Morag and O'Keeffe, Muireann (2017) How can cross-institutional peer observation of teaching encourage reflection and dialogue about teaching in higher education?. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, ICEP 2017 “Voice of the Educator, Dublin , 15-DEC-17 - 15-DEC-17 [Details]
2017 Y1Feedback: An Irish Multi-Institutional Project Exploring Dialogic Feedback Approaches for First Year.
O’Regan, Lisa and Harding, Nuala and Brown, Mark and Maguire, Moira, and Munro, Morag and Ryan, Seamus and Farell, Orna and Gallagher, Gerry (2017) Y1Feedback: An Irish Multi-Institutional Project Exploring Dialogic Feedback Approaches for First Year. [Oral Presentation], Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference, Manchester , 28-JUN-17 - 29-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 National Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) policy in an age of supercomplexity: What can the Irish Higher Education sector learn from a Critical Discourse Analysis of 10 years of UK policy?.
Munro, Morag (2017) National Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) policy in an age of supercomplexity: What can the Irish Higher Education sector learn from a Critical Discourse Analysis of 10 years of UK policy?. [Oral Presentation], EdTech2017 - TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Sligo , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17 [Details]
2016 Y1 Feedback – Enhancing Assessment Feedback in First Year Using Digital Technologies.
O'Regan, Lisa and Munro, Morag and Brown, Mark and Harding, Nuala and Maguire, Moira (2016) Y1 Feedback – Enhancing Assessment Feedback in First Year Using Digital Technologies. [Oral Presentation], European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) conference 2016: Re-imaging Learning Environments, Budapest , 15-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 Y1Feedback: Technology Enhanced Feedback Approaches for First Year.
O'Regan, Lisa and Munro, Morag and Maguire, Moira and Harding, Nuala and Brown, Mark and McDermott, Geraldine and Gallagher, Gerry and Cranny, David and McKevitt, Conor and Ryan, Seamus (2016) Y1Feedback: Technology Enhanced Feedback Approaches for First Year. [Oral Presentation], SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference, Edinburgh , 12-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Y1 feedback: Technology-enabled approaches for first year.
O'Regan, Lisa and Harding, Nuala and Brown, Mark and Maguire, Moira and Munro, Morag and Gallagher, Gerry and McDermott, Geraldineand Ryan Seamus and Cranny, David and McKevitt, Connor and Farrell, Orna (2016) Y1 feedback: Technology-enabled approaches for first year. [Oral Presentation], Ed Tech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin , 27-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 Examining the relationships between attendance, online engagement and assessment outcomes in undergraduates.
Holland, Jane and Clarke, Eric and Munro, Morag and Kelleher, Evelyn and Glynn, Mark (2015) Examining the relationships between attendance, online engagement and assessment outcomes in undergraduates. [Oral Presentation], Irish Network of Medical Educators Annual Scientific Meeting, Limerick , 18-FEB-15 - 20-FEB-15 [Details]
2014 Examining the relationships between attendance, online engagement and summative examination performance.
Holland, Jane and Clarke, Eric and Munro, Morag andKelleher, Evelyn and Glynn, Mark (2014) Examining the relationships between attendance, online engagement and summative examination performance. [Oral Presentation], Association of Medical Education in Europe, Milan , 30-AUG-14 - 03-SEP-14 [Details]
2012 Searching for Deep Learning Online: A Case Study of Scaffolding Reflective Writing in Online Classrooms.
Tan, Eloise and Munro, Morag (2012) Searching for Deep Learning Online: A Case Study of Scaffolding Reflective Writing in Online Classrooms. [Oral Presentation], The Written Word -- Writing, Publishing And Communication In Higher Education the 10th Annual CELT conference. National University of Ireland Galway, Galway , 07-JUN-12 - 09-JUN-12 [Details]
2011 Curriculum Change and Academic Engagement.
Hughes, J and Munro, M (2011) Curriculum Change and Academic Engagement. [Oral Presentation], Realising Bologna, Dublin City University , 07-JUN-11 - 07-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 A blended learning approach to teaching biomedical diagnostics.
McCormack, A, O’Brien, E and Munro, M (2011) A blended learning approach to teaching biomedical diagnostics. [Poster Presentation], Flexible Learning: The National Academy’s 4th Annual Conference,, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , 06-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10 [Details]
2009 Opening digital doors through communities of practice.
O'Keeffe, Muireann and Bruen, Catherine and Wade, Vincent and Harvey, Jen and McAvinia, Claire and Maguire, Terry and Jennings, David and Munro, Morag and Gormley, Paul and O'Leary, Grace (2009) Opening digital doors through communities of practice. [Poster Presentation], Ascilite 2009: Same places, different spaces, Auckland , 06-DEC-09 - 09-DEC-09 [Details]
2007 Designing Reusable Learning Objects – Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities.
Brophy, Nora and Munro, Morag and Kenny, Claire (2007) Designing Reusable Learning Objects – Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Heraklion , 12-JUL-07 [Details]
2006 Virtual Environments for Learning: Proprietary or Open Source?.
Munro, Morag and Clarke, Eric (2006) Virtual Environments for Learning: Proprietary or Open Source?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Deans and European Academics Network (DEAN): eLearning - Opportunities and Challenges, Dublin , 28-APR-06 - 29-APR-06 [Details]
2006 SCORM-compliant Development and Delivery of Learning Objects for Undergraduate Programming – an Experience Report.
Kenny, Claire and Brophy, Nora and Munro, Morag and Pahl, Claus (2006) SCORM-compliant Development and Delivery of Learning Objects for Undergraduate Programming – an Experience Report. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2006, the Seventh Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Sligo , 25-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06 [Details]
2005 Online tutors as online students: preparing tutors to teach online.
Munro, Morag and Walsh, Elaine (2005) Online tutors as online students: preparing tutors to teach online. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2005, the Sixth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Dun Laoghaire , 26-MAY-05 - 27-MAY-05 [Details]
2005 CHASEtown - Community, Health and Social Environment. A Virtual Learning Environment Using NANDA, NIC and NOC.
Clinton, Gerry and Henry, Pamela and Cannon, Ger and Munro, Morag and Halpin, Amanda and Helfert, Markus (2005) CHASEtown - Community, Health and Social Environment. A Virtual Learning Environment Using NANDA, NIC and NOC. [Oral Presentation], 5th European Conference of ACENDIO (Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes), Bled , 07-APR-05 - 09-APR-05 [Details]
2005 Exploring Moodle’s potential for enhancing teaching and learning in primary and secondary education.
Munro, Morag (2005) Exploring Moodle’s potential for enhancing teaching and learning in primary and secondary education. [Oral Presentation], Computer Education Society of Ireland 2005 conference, Dublin , 11-FEB-05 - 12-FEB-05 [Details]
2005 Conflict of interests? Can tensions between accessibility, interactivity and multimedia in e-learning be overcome?.
Munro, Morag and McMullin, Barry (2005) Conflict of interests? Can tensions between accessibility, interactivity and multimedia in e-learning be overcome?. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2005, the Sixth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Dun Laoghaire , 26-MAY-05 - 27-MAY-05 [Details]
2004 A Virtual Care Environment for Health Education.
Munro, M and Henry, P and Cannon, G (2004) A Virtual Care Environment for Health Education. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2004, The Fifth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Tralee , 03-JUN-04 - 04-JUN-04 [Details]
2004 Moodle at DCU.
McMullin, Barry and Munro, Morag (2004) Moodle at DCU. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2004, the Fifth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, Tralee , 03-JUN-04 - 04-JUN-04 [Details]
2004 A problem based learning-centred virtual care environment for nurse education.
Munro, Morag, Henry, Pamela (2004) A problem based learning-centred virtual care environment for nurse education. [Oral Presentation], ALT-C 2004: Blue skies and pragmatism - learning technologies for the next decade: the 11th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), University of Exeter, Devon , 14-SEP-04 - 16-SEP-04 [Details]
2004 CHASETOWN: a computer based health and social environment.
Clinton, G, and Cannon G, and Henry, P and Munro, M. (2004) CHASETOWN: a computer based health and social environment. [Oral Presentation], University of Dublin Trinity College Faculty of Health Sciences School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 5th Annual International Research Conference 3rd – 5th November 2004 Transforming Healthcare Thr, Dublin , 03-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04 [Details]
2003 Thinking outside the box in Nursing.
Henry, P and Munro, M and Cannon, G and Halpin, A (2003) Thinking outside the box in Nursing. [Oral Presentation], 8th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Dublin , 12-NOV-03 - 15-NOV-03 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Aligning Maynooth University’s Accredited Teaching and Learning Programmes with the National Professional Development Framework: Reflections on our journey so far
Munro, Morag and Dignam, Barbara (2017) Aligning Maynooth University’s Accredited Teaching and Learning Programmes with the National Professional Development Framework: Reflections on our journey so far 10th International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy: The Voice of the Educator , 15-DEC-17 [full-text] [Details]
2016 Show me the feedback: A multi-institutional project exploring technology-enabled feedback approaches for first year
O’Regan L.;Maguire M.;Munro M.;Harding N.;Brown M. (2016) Show me the feedback: A multi-institutional project exploring technology-enabled feedback approaches for first year ASCILITE 2016 - Conference Proceedings - 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning , pp.476-480 [Details]
2016 E-Learning Policy: A Trojan Horse for Neoliberalism
Munro, Morag (2016) E-Learning Policy: A Trojan Horse for Neoliberalism The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium Dublin, , 01-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 Show me the Feedback: A Multi-Institutional Project Exploring Technology-Enabled Feedback Approaches for First Year
O’Regan, Lisa and Munro, Morag and Brown, Mark and Maguire, Moira and Harding, Nuala (2016) Show me the Feedback: A Multi-Institutional Project Exploring Technology-Enabled Feedback Approaches for First Year . In: S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin eds. Show me the learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education Adelaide, , 29-NOV-16 , pp.476-480 [Details]
2016 Developing Digital Pedagogy: The Impact of National Strategy and Enhancement Themes in an Irish Institute of Higher Education
Harding, Nuala and O’Regan, Lisa and Maguire, Moira and Brown, Mark and Ryan, Seamus and McDermott, Geraldine and Farrell, Orna and Munro, Morag and Gallagher, Gerry and Cranny, David and others (2016) Developing Digital Pedagogy: The Impact of National Strategy and Enhancement Themes in an Irish Institute of Higher Education . In: Geok Bee, Teh, and Siew Chee, Choy eds. Tunku Abdul Rahman University College International Conference 2016 , pp.219-230 [DOI] [Details]
2007 Why hasn't technology disrupted academics' teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory
Blin, Françoise and Munro, Morag (2007) Why hasn't technology disrupted academics' teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory Computers and Learning (CAL '07): Development, Disruption & Debate , 26-MAR-07 - 28-MAR-07 [Details]
2006 Promoting Reflection in Novice Programmers using a Metacognitive Interface with Learning Objects
Costelloe, Eileen and Sherry, Elizabeth and Magee, Patrica and Munro, Morag (2006) Promoting Reflection in Novice Programmers using a Metacognitive Interface with Learning Objects . In: Kinshuk, Demetrios G, and Sampson, J. Michael Spector and Pedro Isaías eds. IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age Barcelona, , 08-DEC-06 - 10-DEC-06 , pp.283-288 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2016 A decade of E-learning policy in higher education in the United Kingdom: a critical analysis.
Munro, Morag (2016) A decade of E-learning policy in higher education in the United Kingdom: a critical analysis. Thesis [Details]
1997 Energy Systems and The Environment: Procedures for mapping fuel consumption data to gaseous emissions.
Munro, Morag (1997) Energy Systems and The Environment: Procedures for mapping fuel consumption data to gaseous emissions. Thesis [Details]

Teaching Interests

Module Co-ordinator TL517: Digital Technologies in Higher Education Teaching and Learning.