Hello and welcome. I’m Catherine Cronin – open educator, open researcher and GO-GN Fellow 2022. My work focuses on critical and social justice approaches to digital and open education. Current projects include my GO-GN fellowship project ‘Just Knowledge’ as well as co-editing the book Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures with Laura Czerniewicz. I also recently co-edited a special issue of Learning, Media & Technology Feminist Perspectives on Learning, Media, and Educational Technology (published March 2022).

Recent publications include Open education: Walking a critical path, co-authored papers Framing open educational practices from a social justice perspective and Equity Unbound as critical intercultural praxis, and the book Open at the margins: Critical perspectives on open education. In December 2021, I finished a 3-year post at Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, where I worked as digital and open education lead (see this page for more details).

I am a regular contributor to collaborative projects and conversations in the areas of digital, open and higher education, within Ireland and globally. My academic background includes a PhD (Open Education), MA Women’s Studies (Gender & Technology), MEng Systems Engineering, and BSc Mechanical Engineering. I’ve been involved in teaching, research and advocacy in higher education and in the community for over 30 years.

Please find my contact details on Contact menu above – or join in conversation on Mastodon: @catherinecronin@mastodon.ie