cardiCast 91 – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in Open Education, with Nikki Andersen

Hugh Rundle interviews Open Education practitioner Nikki Andersen.

Nikki is the editor of Enhancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Open Educational Resources (OER), identifies as disabled and Deaf, and speaks nationally about issues relating to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. She has received several awards including the USQ Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. 

In this interview Nikki mentions:

Open Textbooks and Social Justice: a National Scoping Study: This study investigated the potential for open textbooks to assist with improving the experience and outcomes of under-represented higher education students in the Australian context.

Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives in Open Education: This book represents a starting point towards curating and centring marginal voices and non-dominant epistemic stances in open education. It includes the work of 43 diverse authors whose perspectives challenge the dominant hegemony.

Contact Nikki at

Recorded on unceded Wurunjeri, Giabal, and Jarowair country.
Edited on unceded Wadawurrung country.

Theme Music by Professor Kliq – ‘Work at night’, sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence.