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Enhancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Open Educational Resources (OER) - Australian Edition

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Nikki Andersen, Toowoomba, Australia

Copyright Year: 2022

ISBN 13: 9780645326

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Language: English

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Reviewed by Caroline Toscano, Instructional Designer (PhD in Educational Psychology), Century College on 6/20/23

This book provides a very comprehensive overview of how Open Educational Resources (OERs) can be designed with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in mind. The audience appears to be educators/academics/scholars who wish to create OER using... read more

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgement of First Peoples
  • Accessibility Information
  • About the Editor
  • Peer Reviewers
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • I. Main Body
    • Framework for Reviewing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Open Educational Resources
    • Diverse and Inclusive Imagery

    • Example Names

    • Inclusive Language

    • Researchers and References

    • Diverse Examples and Balanced Perspectives

    • Appropriate Terminology and Inclusive Metadata

    • Accessibility, Usability and Universal Design for Learning

    • Anti-Racist and Inclusive Open Pedagogy

  • Resources
  • References
  • Accessibility Assessment

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  • About the Book

    This practical guide provides a framework and tips to enhance inclusion, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in Open Educational Resources.

    About the Contributors


    Nikki Andersen is the Open Education Content Librarian at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). In this role she supports open educational practices, including the development of open textbooks using the open publishing platform, Pressbooks. She has previous experience as a Copyright Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and is the editor the Australasian Open Educational Practice Digest. Nikki is also a part of the Council of Australian University Librarian’s (CAUL) Open Educational Resources Professional Development Program Project Team, and the ASCILITE Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group.

    She identifies as disabled and Deaf and speaks nationally about issues relating to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Her advocacy for diversity and inclusion has been featured in The Australian, the Australian Government’s EmployAbility initiative, and in several library and information studies courses across Australian universities. In 2017, she received UniSQ’s Head of School Award for Excellence in Education for her work on creating accessible and inclusive digital learning environments for blind and visually-impaired students.

    She is interested in the relationship between open educational practice, social justice and student success.


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