Damian Gordon


I have been a lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology since 2001, and am the author of over 50 research papers, and co-editor of a book. I have worked on several research projects in the fields of Education, Accessibility and Universal Design, working with groups including the Central Remedial Clinic, the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Arthritis Ireland, and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.

  • Universal Design
  • eLearning
  • Learning Styles
  • Curriculum Design
  • Sabermetrics
  • Computer Security
  • Creative and Critical Thinking Techniques.
  • Gordon, D., Lawless, D., Gordon, C., Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall: Problems of Ambiguous Terminology in eLearning System Development, Irish Journal of Academic Practice, May 2014
  • Gordon, D., 2010, "Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008", International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), Vol 2, Nos. 1/2, pp. 59-87.

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  • Gordon, D., O’Leary, C. Teaching Universal Design in Computer Science, "Education Across the Continuum: Innovating through Universal Design", November 2, 2015
  • Gordon, D., The Use of Behavioural Economics to Encourage First-Year Completion and Retention, EdTech 2015: The 15th Educational Technology Conference, May 28, 2015
  • Gordon, D., Fennell, A., O'Leary, C., O'Connor, J., Persona-Based Teaching: A New Approach to Exploring the Dimensions of Universal Design using Personas and Scenarios, AHEAD 2013 Conference, Dublin, Ireland , March 12, 2013
  • Gordon, D.Hackers and Hollywood 2: Considering Televisual Cyberthreats in Security Risk Analysis, 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST) 2012, London, United Kingdom, December 10-12, 2012.
  • Marshall, P., Gordon, D.From Knowledge Acquisition to Knowledge Elicitation - A Roadmap, 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management - ECKM 2011, University of Passau, Passau, Germany, 1-2 September 2011
  • Dixon, N., Gordon, D., I Can't See My First Year Students, So How Do I Expect Them To Learn?, 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference - FYHE 2011 in Fremantle, Western Australia, 28 June-1 July 2011


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  • DIT Access and Civil Engagement Staff Award 2016
  • Session Chair Award 2011
  • Best Presentation Award at 3rd International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 2008
  • Invited Speaker to PyCon 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker OWASP 2010
  • Invited Speaker ISSA 2010 
  • DIT Teaching Fellow 2009-2010



  • Tel +353-1-402-2849
  • Room Room 1, 33 New Bride Street
  • Email damian.gordon@dit.ie
  • Twitter @damiantgordon
  • Teaching Areas
    • Postgraduate (Databases, Innovation, Career Development, Research Methods, Case Studies, Assistive Technology, Knowledge Management, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Inclusive Learning, Instructional Design, eAuthoring, Special Educational Needs, Web Authoring)


    • Undergraduate (Assistive Technology, Databases, Systems Analysis, Matlab, Object-Oriented Programming, Operating Systems, Programming and Algorithms, Software Engineering, Software Testing, Universal Design)