Map of BCThis site has evolved into the home base for the British Columbia Open Ed Tech Collaborative. We are a loosely-knit, tightly-honed group of educators dedicated to working together to address our common dream of providing open and ethical online tools to educators.

We are still in the early stages of our work, but you can read a provisional (and evolving) statement of principles here. Or join us in our shared Sandstorm labspace.


Latest Updates:

Join the CC open education platform!

Over the past couple of months I’ve been involved with a new Creative Commons initiative, the Open Education Platform. I first learned about the new CC platforms from a Virtually Connecting session with Cable Green and Regina Gong, at the Creative Commons Global Summit in April 2017. That’s where the first draft of the CC […]

Students and open education

For an article I am writing this week, I’d like to showcase work by students relating to open education and Open Educational Resources (OER). I’m writing this brief post mostly to gather comments from others on examples I don’t know about! Here are a few things that come to mind: Student advocacy on campuses and […]

Open Case Studies project

I am involved in an OER (Open Educational Resources) creation and sharing project called Open Case Studies that started about a year ago. I’m writing this post to give a general overview of the project to introduce it to new people who might want to participate. This post will generally follow the format of a […]

Navigating open pedagogy, part 2

This is the last (for now) in a series of posts over the last couple of days on open pedagogy. Previous posts: Part 1, where I do some not terribly focused reflecting on some recent posts on open pedagogy, as well as my own view before reading them (warning: long!) Part 1.5, where I consider: […]

Why define open pedagogy?

This is a kind of addendum to my last post, where I did some summarizing of and reflecting on a few definitions of open pedagogy given on blogs and elsewhere lately. When I first heard about the flurry of blog posts on open pedagogy, and the disagreements on how to define it, I thought: why […]

Navigating open pedagogy, part 1

In April 2017 there was a flurry of blog posts and a hangout about open pedagogy–various ways of defining it, thinking about it, etc. That was during a heavy teaching term for me and mostly I just saw that it was happening and read maybe one or two of the many blog posts at the […]

Sharing some stuff from my open EdTech road show

I’ve been on the road doing some talks and workshops this spring, and this blog post is more of a way for me to aggregate the various bits of media that has resulted over the past few months. Dumping stuff to my outboard brain. Piloting Open Learning – Sandbox Collaborative podcast My colleague Amanda Coolidge and […]

Open Textbook for Intro to Philosophy

  After talking about it for a few years, I am finally able to start working on an open textbook for introduction to philosophy courses. There are a few of us working on it already, and we’re going to need all the help we can get…so this post is to introduce the project and talk […]