Meet the Co-Chairs

OER19 Co-Chairs

Laura Czerniewicz (@Czernie)

  • Director of the Centre for Learning & Teaching, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ten years of involvement in open education and open scholarship, including 3 years heading institutional open initiative OpenUCT
  • Member of the board of the Open Education Consortium
  • Playing a leading role in  online education, including the university MOOC project
  • Open education  and ed tech  networks across both the global north and the global south
  • Regular ALTC and OER attendee and presenter, keynote speaker at #ALTC15

Catherine Cronin (@catherinecronin)

  • Open educator, open researcher, and Strategic Education Developer at Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • Recently completed PhD in the area of open educational practices (OEP)
  • Member of the advisory board of the Open Education Working Group
  • Overall, work focuses on open education, critical approaches to openness, digital identity practices, and exploring the interplay between formal and informal learning
  • Active participant and presenter in previous ALT and OER Conferences, including keynote speaker at #ALTC14 and #OER16