About Me

Dr Leo Casey, National College of Ireland
Director of Learning and Teaching, National College of Ireland
C0-Programme Director, Master of Arts and PG Diploma in Learning and Teaching
Director, Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Teaching Modules

Theories of Learning and Teaching
Making Learning Visible
Argument & Critique
Other years
Cultural and Individual Aspects of Learning
Qualitative Research Methods
Contextual Studies

Past Experience

My experience spans the three domains of learning, media and business.


In 1996 I founded AV Edge a television production and multimedia company specialising in education.  With the support of business investors, AV Edge diversified into e-learning and international markets. In 2004 I sold the company and subsequently worked for ThirdForce as Head of Skills for Life.  I successfully established a new business division in the UK market specialising in e-learning for adult basic skills.  In 2007, I joined National College of Ireland to take up my current position.

1981 – 1996

I studied science in UCD and following the H Dip Ed, I stayed with UCD to work on audiovisual media production for education. Subsequently, the college established the Audio Visual Centre where I was Head of Media Production. I was involved in pioneering work on the use of technology in education including the use of satellites for live international lectures, multimedia innovations and the early application of Internet technologies to education.
In  1991 I established a unique partnership between UCD and RTE to produce educational television programmes for broadcast. In effect the Audio Visual Centre was an outsourced educational programmes unit for RTE. I was trained by RTE as a television director and devised, produced and directed over one hundred broadcast programmes (see details elsewhere).