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. My current projects include my GO-GN fellowship project ‘Just Knowledge’ as well as co-editing Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures with Laura Czerniewicz. I 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.

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.