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Wednesday 27 - Thursday 28 March 2024

OER24: Open Education Conference

Munster Technological University, Cork (Ireland)

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We are proud to announce the 15th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy will be organised by ALT, the Association for Learning Technology, in partnership with Munster Technological University (MTU).

MTU offers an excellent space for all members of the open education community to collaborate, learn and share in an inclusive environment. We are excited to welcome OER participants from the UK and across the world to the MTU Bishopstown Campus in Cork, Ireland. 

Dates: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March

OER24 will bring together the strong Irish Open Education movement and international participants to leverage our shared expertise for change in policy and practice. 


Please note, the programme is subject to change. 

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All payments will be made in Pounds sterling. Euro prices are for illustration only and correct as of 6 December 2023. Please consult a currency exchange for the most up-to-date rates.

Standard Registrations

Earlybird registrations closed Tuesday 2 January at 17:00 GMT. Standard registrations started Tuesday 2 January at 17:01 GMT.


Full conference £370 | €432.11
Wednesday only £220 | €256.93
Thursday only £220 | €256.93


Full conference £420 | €490.50
Wednesday only £250 | €291.96
Thursday only £250 | €291.96



In line with ALT's values of participation and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, scholarships are offered to enable as many people to attend OER 2024 as possible. Scholarships are limited and decisions will be decided on merit. 

Applications for Scholarships closed on Sunday 8 January at 23:59 GMT.


Travel and Accommodation

The conference will be hosted at the MTU campus in Bishopstown, Cork. ​​ Accommodation is available in Cork city centre.

Download the guide for details of available travel methods and exclusive accommodation rates for delegates.


Meet the Conference Co-Chairs

We are delighted to announce the conference co-chairs who will lead the OER24 conference committee.

OER24 Co-Chair Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin

Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin

Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin is Head of the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning in the Munster Technological University.

OER24 Co-Chair Dr Tom Farrelly

Dr Tom Farrelly

Dr Tom Farrelly is a Senior Lecturer and currently an Academic Developer in Munster Technological University with the n-TUTORR project. 


OER24: Digital Transformation in Open Education

The conference will put the spotlight on Open Education practices through five themes:

  • Open Education Landscape and Transformation: This theme explores Open Education and its transformative potential, with a particular emphasis on key initiatives and developments in the Irish education and training context.

  • Equity and Inclusion in OER: This theme delves into the role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in serving marginalised groups and in promoting inclusivity, diversity and equity in open education.

  • Open Source and Scholarly Engagement: This theme focuses on the connection between Open Education, Open Data, the Open-Source movement, and digital scholarship/librarianship, showcasing the collaboration of researchers across these areas.

  • Ethical Dimensions of Generative AI and OER Creation: This theme highlights the ethical considerations surrounding the use of generative AI for content creation and its potential in making educational content more accessible. 

  • Innovative Pedagogies and Creative Education: This theme explores the intersection of Open Education with instructional design and learning design, examining creative practices and innovative pedagogies that enhance the learning experience. 


Keynote Speakers

OER24 speaker Dr Rajiv Jhangiani

Dr Rajiv Jhangiani

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, where he holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Educational Studies and Psychology, directs the Inclusive Education Research Lab, and is affiliated with the Social Justice Research Institute and the Social Justice and Equity Studies MA program. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost degree programs, his scholarship is supported by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada and focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology. His publications include numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, three open textbooks in Psychology, and two co-edited volumes, Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science  and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education. Together with Dr. Robin DeRosa, he is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook

OER24 speaker Dr Catherine Cronin

Dr Catherine Cronin

Dr. Catherine Cronin is an independent scholar focusing on critical and social justice approaches in open, digital and higher education. She actively interweaves work in the higher education and community education sectors, most recently as a GO-GN Fellow and as digital/open education lead in Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in HE. Catherine has published widely and openly on topics including open educational practices, open education policy, critical and social justice approaches, and intersectional feminism – including, most recently, the book Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures (#HE4Good). A born New Yorker who has made her home in Ireland, Catherine blogs and shares scholarship at

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Professor Laura Czerniewicz

Laura Czerniewicz is Professor Emerita at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, previously the founding director of its Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching. Her professional life has engaged in education from many perspectives including researcher, teacher, publisher and open education advocate, with a consistent focus on equity, digital inequality and justice.  She has played a key strategic and scholarly role in open and online education locally and internationally. She can be found online at @czernie and at

We are excited to announce an innovative joint keynote by Catherine Cronin and Laura Czerniewicz

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The Conference Committee

The OER Conference Committee plays a vital role and our volunteers contribute their time and expertise,  peer review papers, chair sessions and organise local and social activities during the conference. The Committee meets every month and is chaired by the Conference Co-Chairs.

We extend our thanks to the Co-chairs and Conference Committee who contribute so much to the conference.

Lucinda Bromfield

Alice Chapman

Jennifer Crowdy

Leigh Graves Wolf

Donna Lanclos

Kate Molloy

Lou Mycroft

Louise Nagle

Sam Penrice

Shilpa Pulapaka

Stefanie Campbell

Shane Cronin

Scott Farrow

Katy Jordan

Tadhg Leane

Brian Mulligan

Seethalakshmy Nagarajan

Nurun Nahar

Lawrie Phipps

Mark Richardson

The Conference Committee

Sponsorship & Exhibition


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Canvas by Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system for every stage and style of education. As the hub of your digital learning environment, Canvas offers complete LMS functionality, including outcomes-based grade books, course content authoring, customizable student assessments, mobile communication, video learning, and digital badging, (just to name a few). Canvas LMS integrates with your institution's existing SIS and other teaching tools. With over two hundred different LTI tools educators can customize courses and monitor engagement with classes or individual students. Canvas also has top-rated mobile apps to keep everyone informed and connected, on the go, on any device. You can learn more at

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The Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) supports doctoral and post-doctoral researchers working on open education topics. More than 170 doctoral researchers are at the core of the network; around them, 200+ supervisors, mentors and interested parties connect to form a community of practice.  GO-GN improves the capacity and profile of research in open education, promoting equity and inclusion in the field and developing openness as a process of research practice. GO-GN produces a range of openly licensed guides to research, including The GO-GN Open Research Handbook.  GO-GN is funded by The Hewlett Foundation. Find out more at

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Sponsorship & Exhibition

We are open to partners, sponsors and exhibitors at this event. To explore opportunities to showcase your product or service, please enquire today!

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