Meet our OER24 Keynote speakers

OER24 Speakers Portraits

OER24 will bring together the strong Irish Open Education movement and international participants to leverage our shared expertise for change in policy and practice. Organised by the Association for Learning Technology in partnership with Munster Technological University (MTU)

We invite you to join us in Cork, Ireland on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March for an event that you will not want to miss.

Explore the programme 

OER24 features over 100 sessions across the 2 days, including workshops, presentations and Gasta’s, exploring Digital Transformation in Open Education.

The programme showcases papers submitted by the community looking at research, practice and policy within the following themes; 

  • Theme 1: Open Education Landscape and Transformation;
  • Theme 2: Equity and Inclusion in OER;
  • Theme 3: Open Source and Scholarly Engagement; 
  • Theme 4: Ethical Dimensions of Generative AI and OER Creation; 
  • Theme 5: Innovative Pedagogies and Creative Education

*Please note that the conference programme is subject to changes and the final programme will be published shortly

Meet the Keynote Speakers 

This year we are convening two keynote sessions as part of the OER24 programme, fostering discussion around key issues. Please note that the keynotes will be recorded for members. 

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-centred 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
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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.
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Register here

Registration is still open for the 15th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy.