Bio: Professor Mark Brown is Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning based at Dublin City University. Before taking up Ireland’s first Chair in Digital Learning in February of 2014, Mark was previously Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) at Massey University, New Zealand. Mark is centrally involved in several European funded online learning initiatives, including two major projects exploring the role of MOOCs. He currently chairs the Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and before taking up his current position was President of the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ) and Treasuer of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite). Mark is a recipient of a National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching and is a member of the New Zealand Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.