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Open e-Textbooks for Access to Music Education

Open e-Textbooks for Access to Music Education

This is the blog of the Open e-Textbooks for Access to Music Education project. This project is a collaboration between the Reid School of Music and Education, Design and Engagement, and is generously funded by a Student Experience Grant.

Meet the Team

Nikki Moran

I’m Nikki Moran, I’m Senior Lecturer in Music, and one of the contributing author/presenters of the University’s Coursera MOOC, Fundamentals of Music Theory. Putting the original MOOC together, back in 2013, was one of the most eye-opening teaching experiences I’ve had and it taught me a lot. Since then, I’ve developed my thinking on the role of conventional music literacy in HE and music scholarship, on access and opportunity in music education, and on critical approaches to scientific and public discourse around music. I was an early adopter of digital hybrid teaching, and in the past year of lockdown restrictions, I’ve enjoyed finding ways to bring colour and immediacy into digital teaching delivery by bringing my passion for creative journalling, mindfulness, and improvisation practices into online seminars.

Lorna M. Campbell

I am a Learning Technology Service Manager, based in Education Design and Engagement within Learning, Teaching and Web.  I manage the University’s OER Service and also work with the Academic Blogging Service.  My background is in Archaeology but I’ve worked as a learning technologist for most of my career and I have a long standing commitment to open education.  I blog at Open World, about personal reflections on open education, learning technology,  and feminism.  You can find me on twitter at @lornamcampbell, where I’m an active member of the #femedtech network. Originally from the Outer Hebrides, I work from home in Glasgow, where I share my desk with two very demanding cats, Josh and Niko.

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley

I’m the Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisor with Information Services Group(ISG), where I provide OER, copyright and open licensing training across the University. My background is in academic libraries and I’m also an advocate of playful engagement and learning, running the popular OER Game Jams and Gif It Up workshops. I also created the award winning 23 Things for Digital Knowledge programme. In 2018/19 as part of an Innovation Fund project I developed a Playful Engagement Strategy for ISG.

Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu

I am a second-year undergraduate BMus Music student, a classically trained pianist, and a MasterCard Foundation scholar at the University of Edinburgh. In 2016, I founded ‘Revive the Music Project’ which is aimed at contributing substantially to advancing music education in Nigeria by ensuring that children whose gifts and talents are left unrecognised gain access to quality music education resources and opportunities. Hence, I am very excited to learn more about open e-textbooks through this internship with the university which will make music theory recourses freely accessible to many across the globe. In my free time, I direct the Edinburgh BioQuarter Community Choir – BioRhythms, and also function as an organ scholar for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Edinburgh.

Ana Reina García

Hello! I am a third-year undergraduate MA Music student at the University of Edinburgh. I come from a little town in the mountains in the south of Spain called Ubrique. My academic goal right now is to discover and understand the relationship between people, music and physics and, therefore, my interests oscillate between music, acoustics, DSP, anthropology and even astrophysics. In my free time, I am one of the musical directors of the most wholesome A Cappella group in the world, Noteorious. This is my first time working on a project like this and I am very excited to learn and develop such an amazing and global tool for everyone who is interested in music theory!

Kari Ding

Coming from Hong Kong, I am a MMus Musicology student in the University of Edinburgh. I have been a teaching associate of English in a Vocational College in Hong Kong, in which I have designed some teaching materials available online so that my students can be exposed to a variety of learning activities. In spite of my late joining to the team, I am looking forward to working with all people here and I hope to catch up with everything soon!

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