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, with the GO-GN workshop on Tuesday 26
OER24 will bring together the strong Irish Open Education movement and international participants to leverage our shared expertise for change in policy and practice.
The full programme will be announced in early January.
Earlybird registrations close 2 January 2024 at 17:00 GMT.
Meet the Conference Co-Chairs
We are delighted to announce the conference co-chairs who will lead the OER24 conference committee.
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.
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.
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 http://catherinecronin.net.
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 https://czernie.weebly.com.
We are excited to announce an innovative joint keynote by Catherine Cronin and Laura Czerniewicz
The Conference Committee
The OER Conference Committee plays a vital role and our volunteers contribute their time and expertise including undertaking peer review, chairing sessions and organising 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.
Leigh Grave Wolf
Sponsorship & Exhibition
eCampusOntario is a Canadian provincially-funded non-profit organization that leads a consortium of the province of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges, universities and indigenous institutes to develop and test online learning tools to advance the use of education technology and digital learning environments.
We are open to partners, sponsors and exhibitors at this event. To explore opportunities to showcase your product or service, please enquire today!