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Thursday, June 9 • 9:00am - 10:30am
BC Open Education Technology Collaborative (9:00 - 10:30) (Area 3B) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session takes place in a large ballroom environment, with one other session happening concurrently at the opposite end of the room. (Area 3B)

Recently a number of BC institutions have begun collaborating on ways to make the exploration and deployment of open source web-based technologies happen in BC. Building on EduCloud, the BCNet cloud hosting system hosted at UBC, the collaborative is currently exploring the http://sandstorm.io framework. This framework acts as a personal operating system for the web that aims to make the deployment of open source web applications as easy for users as installing an app on a smartphone. The platform has been online since October 2015 at oet.sandcats.io and has over 50 opensource apps on offer. 80+ faculty, instructional designers, and technologists have 250+ app instances hosted on the platform to date.

The collaborative is also developing a collectively-managed instance of WordPress on EduCloud.

In this session, you will find out more about the collaborative, why we are doing what we are doing, and some of the projects we are working on.

You will also have the opportunity to work with oet.sandcats.io and install a variety of popular open source web based collaborative tools from the open source app store. Bring a laptop and be prepared to experiment.

We also hope to generate discussion on how best to position these tools within our institutions. How do we take this powerful new capacity beyond "cool idea" to a set of useful tools that benefit our communities?

Presenters
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation, Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University
Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Co-founder and Co-director, Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab, University of Victoria 

Speakers
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Valerie Irvine

Co-Director, TIE Research Lab, University of Victoria
UVic
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Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at BCcampus.
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Brian Lamb

Director Innovation, Thompson Rivers University
I'm most interested in: | | * a vision of open education in which open practices and open technologies are at least as important as OER. | | * a vision of higher educational institutions that embraces their mandate as stewards of knowledge and inquiry. To me that means more permeable boundaries, more engagement with the wider world, and a renewed commitment to public service in learning. | | * playing the drums at the jam... Read More →
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Tannis Morgan

Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

Attendees (29)