Hello and welcome. I’m Catherine Cronin, open educator and open researcher. My work focuses on critical approaches to digital and open education as well as critical digital and data literacies. I recently finished a 3-year post at the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Ireland and now work as an independent scholar.

Current projects include co-editing Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures with Laura Czerniewicz — please see the Call for Chapters here. I recently completed co-editing a Special Issue of Learning, Media & Technology ‘Feminist Perspectives on Learning, Media, and Educational Technology’, due for publication in February 2022.

Recent publications include Open education: Walking a critical path and Equity Unbound as critical intercultural praxis, as well as co-editing the book Open at the margins: Critical perspectives on open education.

I am a regular contributor to conversations and collaborative projects in the area of open education within Ireland and globally. My academic background includes a BSc Mechanical Engineering, MEng Systems Engineering, and MA Women’s Studies (Gender & Technology). 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 above – or join in conversation with me on Twitter at @catherinecronin.