Recentering Open: Critical and global perspectives
10-11 April 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Galway, where the OER Conference will focus on the following themes:
- Back to basics – asking difficult questions about open education:
- Why open?
- Open for whom?
- Whose interests are served?
- In what ways has the open agenda been appropriated, and what are the implications of this?
- 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 faced in the open education movement today?
- Links between critical digital literacies, critical data literacies, and openness
- What open business models are emerging? What are the paths to sustainability?
- What are the risks and challenges to the open education agenda?
The conference will be co-chaired by Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Cronin. Read more about the conference co-chairs.