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Just Knowledge: Sharing Indigenous knowledge & Indigenous maps

  At last week’s Open Education Conference (OER22), I shared an update on my GO-GN Fellowship project Just Knowledge. ‘Just Knowledge’ is a community-focused open knowledge research project guided by three core ideals: justice, equity and openness. Four community initiatives in the west of Ireland are participating in the project. I invited feedback following a…

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Just Knowledge: my GO-GN Fellowship project

This is the first blog post for ‘Just Knowledge’, my GO-GN Fellowship 2022 research project. This post was published today on the GO-GN website at https://go-gn.net/research/just-knowledge-go-gn. I am re-publishing it here to have a record on my website. Just Knowledge is a community-focused, open knowledge research project guided by three core ideals: justice, equity and…

Capabilities Approach & open education

This blog post is an initial contribution to a workshop I’ll be co-presenting at OER22 (26-28 April): ‘Applying the Capability Approach to Open Educational Practice’ with Gabi Witthaus. The workshop arises from our recent discussions about overlaps in our work and our visions for open education. Next week, Gabi and I will publish a joint…

looking ahead

In November 2019, I began a 3-year post as Strategic Education Developer at the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. My role has been to work as National Forum lead in the area of digital and open education, spanning policy and practice, working in collaboration with students and staff…

Graffiti on wall: These are some serious times

Proceed with care

As the COVID-19 virus crisis worsens, the local/global and personal/professional boundaries (already admittedly thin) have been obliterated almost entirely this week. Yesterday (March 12) Ireland’s Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, announced new measures to combat Covid-19 in Ireland. These include closing all schools, colleges, universities and childcare facilities until March 29, at least, as well as limiting…