Mark Brown

Mark Brown is Ireland’s first full Professor and Chair in Digital Learning. He is widely published with over 800 scholarly outputs. Markfirst attended the annual EDEN conference in 2011 when the event was hosted in Dublin. In 2013, he relocated from New Zealand to Ireland to establish the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University. Since then, he has actively contributed to EDEN online events and conferences. Over the past 8 years, Mark has served on both the EDEN UK Executive Committee and now on the Management Board for EDEN Digital Learning Europe. He is currently serving as Treasurer. Of particular note, is that Mark has played a lead role in helping to internationalise EDEN’s outreach, as evidenced by the inclusion of ODLAA (Australia), FLANZ (New Zealand) and USDLA (United States) in European Online and Distance Learning Week. In 2019, Mark was chair of the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning in Dublin, which included a successful EDEN pre-conference Research Workshop. Currently, Mark is well-known for his work in the burgeoning area of micro-credentials having served on the European Commission’s expert group and is currently EDEN’s academic lead for the EU-funded MicroCredX project.