#OER18 Welcome and Lorna Campbell Keynote - The Long View: Changing perspectives on OER
From Ewan McAndrew
OER18: Open to All9th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy18 – 19 April 2018, Bristol, UK
OER18 turned the focus on one of the often-cited benefits of ‘open’ – the promise of inclusivity. How do the resources, methods and projects that make up Open Education support making education available to all? As a movement over 15 years old, has Open Education made an impact – on learners, on society and on education? What can we do to to support learning in the open – and how can we use open to support learning?The conference was chaired by academic and Open Education researcher Vivien Rolfe, alongside Wonkhe Associate Editor David Kernohan
Lorna Campbell’s keynote focused on how the OER Conference has examined and renegotiate what “OER” means over the years, and how this has reflected her own journey as an open education practitioner. She also looked at what we can do to ensure that open education is diverse, inclusive and participatory, and using innovative examples from the University of Edinburgh, she explored how we can engage students in open education practice and the co-creation of OER.
About the presenter
Lorna works for the University of Edinburgh’s OER Service within the Learning Teaching and Web Services Directorate. She has a longstanding personal commitment to supporting open education; she founded the Open Scotland initiative, was co-chair of the OER16 Open Culture Conference, 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 is also the driving force behind the Scottish Open Education Declaration. Her blog, Open World, http://lornamcampbell.org/, features personal reflections on all aspects of open education, and she regularly live-tweets open education conferences and events at @lornamcampbell
For session information see https://oer18.oerconf.org/sessions/welcome-and-keynote-lorna-campbell/