Hello and welcome. I’m Catherine Cronin, an independent scholar focused on critical and social justice approaches in digital, open and higher education. I co-edited the recently published open-access book Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures with Laura Czerniewicz. I recently completed a GO-GN research fellowship Just Knowledge, and co-edited a special issue of Learning, Media & Technology Feminist Perspectives on Learning, Media, and Educational Technology.

Recent publications include Open education: Walking a critical path, co-authored articles 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 strategic role 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 35 years.

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