CELT18 Lorna M Campbell
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Keynote at CELT18 @LornaMCampbell and lornamcampbell.org Lorna Campbell works for the University of Edinburgh’s OER Service within the Learning, Teaching, and Web Services Directorate, where her work includes strategies for embedding and supporting open education and OER within the institution. Lorna is a Trustee of Wikimedia UK and of the Association for Learning Technology and a member of the Open Knowledge Open Education Working Group Advisory Board. Lorna has twenty years’ experience working in education technology and open education policy and practice. She regularly speaks at academic conferences and workshops and has published widely. Lorna's keynote was titled 'The Soul of Liberty - Openness, equality and co-creation'. "Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.” - Frances Wright (1795 - 1852). What do we mean when we talk about openness in relation to digital teaching and learning spaces, resources, communities and practices? How open and equitable are our open online education spaces and who are they open to? Lorna’s talk focused on open education, OER, open practice, MOOCs, and Wikimedia, exploring the different and sometimes contradictory definitions and understandings of openness in these contexts. She also highlighted structural inequalities that prevent some groups and individuals from participating in open education and, using innovative examples from the University of Edinburgh, explored how we can engage with students to co-create more equitable, inclusive and participatory open education spaces, communities and resources.