Becoming/Being Open Educators

Presented by: Catherine Cronin

What is an open educator?
Are you an open educator?
Do you use open resources in your teaching? in your learning?
Do you create open resources and share these with others?
Do your students do this?
Do you interact with your students in open online spaces?
Do you interact with other educators and students in open online spaces?
What are the benefits, for educators and students, of interacting and sharing in open online spaces?
What are the risks and challenges of doing this, for educators and students in all education sectors?

During this interactive presentation/workshop we’ll consider these questions and explore the concepts of privacy, context, identity and voice. All views and opinions are welcome!

Presenter Biography:

Catherine Cronin is a lecturer and academic coordinator of online IT programmes at NUI Galway. Catherine’s background is in both Engineering and Arts (Women’s Studies). Her work focuses on online and open education, digital literacies and social media in education and she is currently pursuing a PhD in the area of open education, with a focus on digital identities.

Twitter: @catherinecronin