Her research interests include assessment policy and practice, curriculum, initial teacher education and professional standards for teachers and teaching. She has also published on religious, moral and civic education, and education policy.
She tweets at @annelooney
Brendan has published widely in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning on topics including teaching coding, teacher professional development, mobile learning and 21st century teaching & learning. He was instrumental in setting up and directing Trinity’s Masters in Technology and Learning, for which he served as course director for many years. More recently he was instrumental in the creation of Trinity’s innovative postgraduate certificate in 21st Century Teaching & Learning.
He is academic director of Trinity’s Bridge21 project, a major design based research project which is looking at how technology can be used to support a 21st century approach to teaching and learning in Irish classrooms. Since 2007 Bridge21 has run workshops for over 12,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The Trinity Access21 project is a major Google funded partnership with Trinity’s outreach unit (the Trinity Access Programmes) which is looking at how the Bridge21 model can be used in schools to support progression to higher education, particularly in areas with traditionally low progression rates, by strengthening the key skills of students through a range of innovative practices and supports with a particular emphasis on computer coding.