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A Common Purpose: Wikimedia, Open Education and Knowledge Equity for all Introduction

A keynote presented at the Wikimedia in Education Summit at the Disruptive Media Lab, Coventry University, in February 2020.

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A Common Purpose: Wikimedia, Open Education and Knowledge Equity for all Introduction

  1. 1. Commission from the Dodge of Venice, CC BY, Centre for Research Collections, A Common Purpose Wikimedia, Open Education and Knowledge Equity for all Lorna M. Campbell Information Services, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Wikimedia Movement Strategy recommendations, CC BY-SA 4.0, Riesenspatz / Svenja Kirsch, Anna Lena Schiller on Wikimedia Commons
  3. 3. The Cape Town Open Education Declaration,
  4. 4. Jimmy Wales, CC BY-SA 4.0, Zachary McCune on Wikimedia Commons “Open education allows every person on earth to access and contribute to the vast pool of knowledge on the web. Everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn.”
  5. 5. Cape Town +10,
  6. 6. “openness is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated” Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education Catherine Cronin CC BY, Josie Fraser
  7. 7. Opening up Education, education-support-framework-higher-education-institutions
  8. 8. “The worldwide OER movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. The Open Education Movement is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; it’s about participation and co-creation.” OER Commons,
  9. 9. “OER are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.” ~ UNESCO UNESCO OER, recommendation-open-educational-resources
  10. 10. 2nd OER World Congress, CC BY, Slovenian Press Agency
  11. 11. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,
  12. 12. 1. Building capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute OER 2. Developing supportive policy 3. Encouraging effective, inclusive and equitable access to quality OER 4. Nurturing the creation of sustainability models for OER 5. Promoting and reinforcing international cooperation UNESCO Recommendation on OER,
  13. 13. Qian Tang, CC BY, Slovenian Press Agency “To meet education challenges, we can’t use the traditional way. In remote and developing areas, particularly for girls and women, OER are a crucial, crucial means to reach SDGs. OER are the key.”
  14. 14. Wikimedia Movement Strategy, CC BY-SA 4.0, Riesenspatz / Svenja Kirsch, Anna Lena Schiller on Wikimedia Commons
  15. 15. Wikimedia Movement Strategy Recommendations 1. Promote Sustainability and Resilience 2. Create Cultural Change for Inclusive Communities 3. Improve User Experience 4. Provide for Safety and Security 5. Ensure Equity in Decision-Making 6. Foster and Develop Distributed Leadership 7. Invest in Skills Development 8. Manage Internal Knowledge 9. Coordinate Across Stakeholders 10. Prioritize Topics for Impact 11. Innovate in Free Knowledge 12. Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt 13. Plan Infrastructure Scalability
  16. 16. Wikipedia's role in shaping the future of the information commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, Dot Connector / Lutman & Associates on Wikimedia Commons
  17. 17. Pride Serbia 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, Bojan Cvetanović on Wikimedia Commons
  18. 18. Progress to Goal in 2019 Despite the considerable progress on education access and participation over the past years, 262 million children and youth aged 6 to 17 were still out of school in 2017, and more than half of children and adolescents are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Rapid technological changes present opportunities and challenges, but the learning environment, the capacities of teachers and the quality of education have not kept pace. Refocused efforts are needed to improve learning outcomes for the full life cycle, especially for women, girls and marginalized people in vulnerable settings.
  19. 19. Am ira Dhalla Mozilla A woman behind the web. Movement building and designing for inclusive communities. @amirad By Rori! Com ics for UnCom mon Wom en, CC BY “What happens when only certain people are able to contribute to open projects and what happens when only certain people are able to access open resources? This means that the movement is not actually open to everyone and only obtainable by those who can practice and access it. Open is great. Open can be the future. If, and only when, we prioritize structuring it as a movement where anyone can participate and protecting those who do.” The Dangers of Being Open Amira Dhalla
  20. 20. Photograph from Processions (London), CC BY-SA 4.0, Alice White, on Wikimedia Commons
  21. 21. Dr Akwugo Emejulu, CC BY 3.0, The Scottish Parliament on Wikimedia Commons “Our interpretation of radical digital citizenship seeks to displace instrumental con- ceptions of digital literacy, which reduce digital citizenship to mere skills acquisition for navigating a digital world…We argue that radical digital citizenship should problematise dominant ideas about technologies and rethink citizens’ relations with technology to advance the common good.” Towards a radical digital citizenship in digital education Akwugo Emejulu & Callum McGregor
  22. 22. Old College, University of Edinburgh, CC BY 2.0, LWYang, on Wikimedia Commons
  23. 23. University of Edinburgh Mission Our graduates, and the knowledge we discover with our partners, make the world a better place. University of Edinburgh OER Vision • The history of the Edinburgh Settlement. • Excellent education and research collections. • Traditions of the Enlightenment and civic mission. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, Centre for Research Collections,
  24. 24. Open.Ed,
  25. 25. University of Edinburgh OER Policy • • Approved by Learning and Teaching Committee in January 2016. • Informative and permissive. • Encourages staff and students to use, create and publish OERs to enhance the quality of the student experience. • Helps colleagues make informed decisions about creating and using OER. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, Centre for Research Collections,
  26. 26. Open.Ed,
  27. 27. OER Service Activities Focus on digital skills development & strategic support • Run workshops and digital skills development events around OER and open education. • Provide support to Schools and Colleges. • Provide advice, guidance and training on copyright and open licensing. • Support ISG Playful Engagement Strategy. Papers of William Speirs Bruce, No.686, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0,
  28. 28. Copyright Debt,
  29. 29. Free short online courses,
  30. 30. Open Media Bank,
  31. 31. MicroMasters Programmes,
  32. 32. Rug Rumble - game creation, CC BY 2.0, Open.Ed on Flickr
  33. 33. Geosciences Outreach,
  34. 34. University of Edinburgh OERs on TES Resources,
  35. 35. Women in Red meetups at the University of Edinburgh, CC BY-SA 4.0, Stinglehammer, (openly licensed images sourced from Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA),
  36. 36. ALD 2019, Interactive Content, CC BY 2.0 on Flickr
  37. 37. LGBT+ Healthcare 101,
  38. 38. LGBT+ Issues - A resource for Secondary Schools,
  39. 39. UncoverED: A collaborative decolonial research project,
  40. 40. Diverse Collections,
  41. 41. Witches,
  42. 42. Wikimedia Residency, University of Edinburgh, year two, CC BY-SA 4.0, Stinglehammer,
  43. 43. Tomas Sanders, Open Content Curation Intern, CC BY, Lorna M. Campbell
  44. 44. Black History Month Wikipedia editathon, CC BY-SA 4.0, Stinglehammer, on Wikimedia Commons
  45. 45. References • Cook-Sather, A., Bovill, C., & Felten, P. (2014). Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: A guide for faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. • Cronin, C. (2017). Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5). • Cybulska, D., (2019), Funding utopia when you’re already a free knowledge utopia, utopia-when-youre-already-a-free-knowledge-utopia-8da9d8f12c3c • Dhalla, A., (2018). The Dangers of Being Open, • Emejulu, A. and McGregor, C., (2019). Towards a radical digital citizenship in digital education, Critical Studies in Education, 60:1, 131-147, DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2016.1234494 • Inamorato Dos Santos, A., Punie, Y., and Castaño Muñoz, J. (2016). Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions, European Commission Joint Research Centre, https://10.2791/293408 • Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2018). Students as partners in learning and teaching: The benefits of co-creation of the curriculum. International Journal for Students As Partners, 2(1), 47-63. • Schuwer, R. (2019), UNESCO Recommendation on OER, • UNESCO General Conference, (2019), Draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources, • Wikimedia Movement Strategy, 2018 – 2020,
  46. 46. Lorna M. Campbell OER Service Information Services Group University of Edinburgh @LornaMCampbell CC BY, Lorna M. Campbell, University of Edinburgh, unless otherwise indicated. Everyone is Equal, Edinburgh College of Art banner, Processions 2018 CC BY, Anne-Marie Scott,