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:

OER and OEP at Open Art Histories

In January of 2020 I gave a presentation talking about the basics of open educational resources, open educational practice, and open pedagogy: “It’s not just about the money: Open educational resources and practices” (downloadable and editable slides). This was for an event called “Open Art Histories” at Langara College in Vancouver, BC.   It’s Not […]

Four presentations on OER in 2019

I have been trying to make a habit of keeping track of all my presentations here on this blog, but sometimes I get behind. Here are four I did on OER in 2019 that aren’t yet on this blog. I was invited to speak at an Open Education Week event at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, […]

Some things I’m learning about accessibility & open textbooks

  I am editing a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses, working with The Rebus Community. Along the way I’ve learned a lot about book publishing, including how to make books as accessible as possible. I’ve been using the BCcampus Accessibility Toolkit as well as other resources, plus lots of conversations on the Rebus Community […]

Intro to Philosophy open textbook series featured in Rebus Community Reports

  As discussed here on this blog before, I am the series editor for a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses that are in progress with the support of The Rebus Community. This project has been featured in Rebus Community Reports, a series of narratives about creating open textbooks, by people who […]

Intro to Philosophy of Mind published

As noted in my last post, I’ve been working with a number of people on a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses, published with the support of the Rebus Community. And we now have the first book in a planned series of nine books published: Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind, edited […]

Overview: Intro to Philosophy open textbook series

When I came here to write this post I realized just how long it had been since my last post–ten months! When I look back on it this isn’t surprising: I started in a 100% secondment role as the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver on July 1, […]

Looking Ahead: 2019 Open Education Conferences

There’s a lot of great semi-local open education conferences in 2019 and I’ve started a list of them here:

Openness and/as closure

In my previous post I considered one way to think about how those of us who value and practice open education may also value and practice respect for privacy, that openness and privacy need not be considered opposites (despite the fact that one could think of openness as related to reducing barriers and privacy as […]