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By Lorna Campbell

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

Lorna’s talk will explore the shared common purpose of the Wikimedia projects and global open education initiatives to achieve knowledge equity for all. She will provide a brief overview of recent global policy initiatives, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO’s Recommendation on Open Educational Resources, and the Wikimedia Movement Strategy, highlighting their shared objectives to widen access to open knowledge and remove barriers to inclusive and equitable quality education. Lorna will also highlight how the University of Edinburgh’s support for both open education and Wikimedia in the curriculum is part of the institutions strategic commitment to creating and sharing open knowledge and to making the world a better place.