Lee O'Farrell


'Lee O'Farrell is the National Coordinator of DESSI, Ireland's Data-Enabled Student Success Initiative.

The primary aim of this project is to build the capacity of Irish HEIs to gain value from the data they collect day to day from their IT systems to support effective student success strategies. Over the past nine months, he has been managing the National Forum's Learning Analytics project which has culminated in the creation of ORLA (Online Resource for Learning Analytics), an open access, online library of guides and case studies that provide institutions and teaching staff with key information for beginning to use student data as a valuable resource.

He is on secondment to the National Forum from UCD Registry where he has worked since 2001.