Launching OER19: Recentering Open

Critical and global perspectives

10-11 April 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway

We are looking forward to welcome you in 2019, when the OER Conference will focus on the following themes:

  • Back to basics – asking hard questions about open education
    • Why open?
    • Open by/for whom?
    • Whose interests are served?
    • Has the open agenda been sold out?
  • The geopolitics of open education, bringing open in from the periphery
  • The open ecosystem: How is open education part of the broader ecosystem of “opens”?
  • What does it mean to illuminate open by considering context?
  • How can historical perspectives contribute to understanding the issues we face in the open education movement today?
  • Links between critical digital literacies, critical data literacies, and open
  • Considering open business models and paths to sustainability

The conference will be co-chaired by Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Cronin.