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.

 

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Open Education in the 60s and 70s

As I’ve been thinking lately about open pedagogy (see all posts on this blog with that tag), I’ve been looking back over some of what others have said about it, and was reminded that a couple of people in the last year have talked about how “open education” has been used/defined in the past and […]

Open pedagogy, Open Educational Practices

  This post is part of my reflection on an upcoming talk I’m giving at Douglas College about open pedagogy: “What’s Open about Open Pedagogy?” In my previous post I started collecting some examples of activities that people have put under the umbrella of open pedagogy. In an earlier post I collated a number of […]

Open pedagogy: examples of class activities

An upcoming talk I’m giving On October 26 I’m giving a talk at Douglas College in the Vancouver, BC (Canada) area, with the title: “What’s Open about Open Pedagogy?” It’s part of Douglas College’s Open Access Week events. I brainstorm by writing, and I figured I might as well share my rough thoughts with others […]

Join us virtually at our session at #OpenEd17

  I am working with a fantastic group of people on a session at the upcoming Open Education Conference (Oct. 11-13, Anaheim, California), and we are looking for people who want to join us virtually. Our session info: Friday, Oct. 13, 3:30-4:25 pm Pacific time (California) How can we destroy the open education movement? Conversations […]

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: […]