Hibernia College returned to profit in 2018 as revenues rise

Posted in Governance and administration on February 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Online teacher training company Hibernia College returned to profit in 2018 to record pre-tax profits of €507,794. The company specialises in the provision of accredited, online third level courses for those seeking to teach …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 February]

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Hibernia College sells UK e-learning subsidiary

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Irish online third-level institution Hibernia College has sold its UK subsidiary to one of the world’s biggest education brands. TES Global, which owns trade publications TES (Times Educational Supplement) and THE (Times Higher Education), announced the acquisition of Hibernia College UK (HCUK) on Wednesday …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 3 June]

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Browse your online options for free and fee-paying courses

Posted in Teaching on February 18th, 2014 by steve

“Distance learning is not a new phenomenon. The Open University (OU) was founded in 1971 as a print-based distance teaching institution with four multi-disciplinary foundation courses in the arts, social sciences, science and maths …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 18 February]

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Chalk Talk: News and views in education

Posted in Teaching on November 26th, 2013 by steve

“Should we go online to learn? Poor teaching and what can be done about underperformance, figured on the airwaves last week on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke …” (more)

[Irish Times, 26 November]

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You can now earn a PhD from an Irish university – while sitting at home

Posted in Teaching on November 15th, 2013 by steve

“An Irish university is now offering students the chance to study doctorate courses online. In association with Plymouth University, Hibernia College will begin taking applications for online PhD course …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 15 November]

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Private third level institutions – They’re great because … well … they just are …

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2013 by steve

“Interesting piece by Ed Walsh in the SBP this weekend. He is banging the drum for private third level institutions like IBAT, Griffith College and so on. He starts with quotes from various industry worthies as to the need for highly qualified technical graduates and how there are supposedly jobs there for them if only they – the graduates – existed …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 16 April]

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First MOOC on theme of Irish identity

Posted in Teaching on April 10th, 2013 by steve

“A new free MOOC, which presents a broad overview of Ireland to visitors before they arrive, is being designed by Hibernia College in association with The Gathering …” (more)

[Education Matters, 10 April]

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Learning how it’s done at Hibernia could save millions

Posted in Teaching on November 13th, 2012 by steve

“Jim Gleeson’s Leftfield column last week about Hibernia College was poorly informed. As a former member of the Teaching Council the author should know well that, contrary to what the subheading implied, Hibernia College teachers must meet exactly the same standards for registration with the council as graduates from all other programmes, public or private …” (more)

[Séan Rowland, Irish Times, 13 November]

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Online teacher-training college offers 100 extra places this year

Posted in Teaching on August 17th, 2012 by steve

“An online college is offering 100 extra student teacher places on its training courses in the coming year. Hibernia College, the largest provider of teachers in the State, is offering more than 350 teacher training places this year …” (more)

[Gráinne Faller, Irish Times, 17 August]

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Online college in link-up with top London university

Posted in Teaching on July 12th, 2012 by steve

“In a significant development, online education provider Hibernia College is to offer degree courses in computing and business in association with the University of London which is one of the world’s top-ranked universities …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 12 July]

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Hibernia to offer business degrees

Posted in Teaching on July 11th, 2012 by steve

“The online education provider Hibernia College is to offer degree courses in computing and business in association with the University of London, one of the world’s top ranked universities. Students will pay €4,980 for the undergraduate degree courses which will be awarded by the University of London …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 July]

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College removes atheism statements

Posted in Teaching on March 10th, 2012 by steve

“Hibernia College, the online teacher-training institution, has removed slides from its religion module for primary teachers at the request of Atheist Ireland …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 10 March]


Atheists criticise religion exam at student teacher college

Posted in Teaching on February 28th, 2012 by steve

“An atheist group has called on a teacher training college to remove notes from its curriculum which say that atheism produced ‘the worst horrors history has ever witnessed. Atheist Ireland says the module on religion at Hibernia College is unfair on people who don’t believe in god or who are not Roman Catholic …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 28 February]


Hibernia College and Peking University agree joint academic venture

Posted in Teaching on February 22nd, 2012 by steve

“On February 20, 2012, following the presentations from An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, and the Vice President of China Xi Jinping at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, TD, hosted the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Professor Yang Ke of Peking University, China, and Dr Sean Rowland of Hibernia College, Dublin, at the Department of Education and Skills. This academic joint venture will see the two institutions collaborate to provide postgraduate education in Medicines Development and Regulatory Sciences across China and South East Asia …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 20 February]

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New Online Law Masters Launched

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on July 12th, 2011 by steve

“Hibernia College today launched a new online LLM in International Business Law in partnership with Birmingham City University. The collaboration brings together the institutions’ expertise in the areas of international legal education and the online delivery of international postgraduate programmes …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 12 July]

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Private college allowed to train secondary teachers

Posted in Teaching on June 17th, 2011 by steve

“Hibernia College, the highly profitable online course provider, has secured approval to train second-level teachers. The college, which has already trained about 4,000 primary teachers, will offer its new post-primary teacher education programme shortly …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 17 June]

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Hibernia College creates jobs for Irish teachers in the online education field

Posted in Governance and administration on March 13th, 2011 by steve

“Hibernia College founder Dr Sean Rowland said most of the growth will come in the United States, England and other European countries in academic, administrative and technological departments of the college …” (more)

[Brooke Brown, Education Today, 12 March]


Hibernia College planning to train 5,000 teachers in Haiti

Posted in Teaching on March 10th, 2011 by steve

“Hibernia College, the online education institute that trains national teachers in Ireland, is chasing new opportunities abroad and is preparing to train up to 5,000 teachers in Haiti over the next two years …” (more)

[Siobhan Creaton, Independent, 10 March]

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College takes on more staff as online learning booms

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2011 by steve

“It started a decade ago as a highly controversial online college that trained primary teachers. Now it has grown into a multinational business with over 7,000 students in 30 countries. Hibernia College is now a fast-expanding part of the Irish education scene …” (more)

[Independent, 9 March]


Offline education

Posted in Teaching on February 19th, 2011 by steve

“Yesterday’s Irish Independent reports of Hibernia College’s rising profits. The private, online training company has been providing courses in education and other professional development areas for some time now, expanding to cover teacher training in England as well as Ireland …” (more)

[Summa cum laude, 19 February]