Dara Cassidy

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Open Courses

Getting Started with Online Teaching


Dara Cassidy is Head of Online Education at RCSI, with responsibility for developing and executing RCSI’s digital learning roadmap. Over a 20-year career she has been immersed in the world digital learning, including more than six years as Director of Online Learning at Hibernia College, an early leader in blended education in Ireland. Most recently, she has been working with lecturers in RCSI to deliver blended learning courses for delivery across RCSI’s Dublin and overseas campuses. Her research interests lie in socio-cultural perspectives on identity and learning, online orientation process and the development of community in online programmes.