Margaret Kinsella

Presentation Details:

Barriers to Online Learning
In this talk we aspire to introduce TDUBLIN Blanchardstown’ journey with universal design and how UDL is the transformative piece surrounding diversity and student variability. Then we will outline our UD explorations with both national and global partners.

Following that we will describe our UDL ‘multiple means of engagement and assessment’ collective collaborative series and the use of creative connections through maker spaces.

We will finish by inviting you to experience our latest spoken word connected voices trilogy piece created during COVID-19 Lockdown; and close with festive themed Universal Designed Learning piece.


Margaret Kinsella is a lecturer in Informatics in TUDUBLIN, Blanchardstown Campus working on computer science and creative digital media programmes. She spent a decade teaching software development in Roslyn Park College, National Learning Network. Her career commenced in the software industry in Dublin and London. Margaret is a champion for Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning and Conference Organiser for UD 2015 and UDHEIT2018 in Dublin Castle, partners with CEUD, AHEAD, CAST and CHERPP. Currently she is involved in a Transform Edu Universal Design Project with UDL implementation focus. Margaret’s research areas include peer mentoring and first year experience. She is currently collaborating on a trilogy of student voice pieces. Margaret is passionate about creativity, innovation, maker spaces and creating collective collaborative student pieces.