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Meet the Team


The Flexible and Online Learning (FOL) unit is comprised of a multidisciplinary team with combined experiences in education, teaching, student support, design, research, and administration.



The Team’s central position, supporting all staff and students in LYIT, allows the unit to draw from multiple disciplines to explore and problem-solve outside of normal educational/teaching boundaries, developing a solutions-based approach on the practical understanding of complex situations, that can arise in the digital realm.

FOL sits in a unique position in the Institution, having access to pedagogical understanding while retaining a strong grasp on how technological systems interplay within teaching approaches and learning environments. Their position as a support team allows them to see the different support needs that emerge from a range of academic departments, allowing FOL to act as a network that connects and informs staff, where appropriate

The FOL Team

FOL present a methodical approach to provide not only effective solutions, but  creative answers that work for staff and students on the challenges they face.

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Dr Nigel McKelvey - FOL Manager



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Dr Mark Porter - Instructional Designer


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Philip Walker - Instructional Designer



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Steven O' Donnell - Student Support Adviser



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Amy Hegarty - Administrator



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Catherine McNally - Administrator