DCU is an Irish institution with significant experience in the design and delivery of high-quality online provision in Ireland with 30 years’ experience in distance education. DCU is dedicated to leading research and pedagogical practice in new blended, on-line and digital models of education. DCU has already made steady progress in establishing the supports, structures, and mechanisms required to respond to emerging challenges through the provision of ‘non-traditional’ and innovative educational offerings. They will lead the center of development of this proposal within DCU.