The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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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?

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 

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Valerie Irvine

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

Interim Director, Open Education, BCcampus
Clint is an educational technologist and 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 25 years and is currently the Acting Director of Open Education for BCc... Read More →
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Brian Lamb

Director of Learning Technology & Innovation, TRU Open Learning
Brian Lamb is Director, Learning Technology & Innovation. He spends a lot of time worrying about online ethics and practice, and sometimes he blogs about them at https://abject.ca Twitter: @brlamb... Read More →
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Tannis Morgan

Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC

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