September 2013

EdTech, Open, Textbooks

What I like about Siyavula

I first came across the Siyavula project in the spring of this year when I met Siyavula’s Megan Beckett at the BC Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver. Siyavula is a South Africa based open textbook project (originally funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation)  that has produced a number of open textbooks to support k-12 curriculum in […]

EdTech, Teaching & Learning

Some Badge resources

I attended the Connected Learning presentation on Do-It Yourself Badges yesterday hoping to get some more technical information about how to set up a badge server. You can see the group notes from the session in this Google Doc. Badges are something we have talked about here at BCcampus; issuing badges for the various activities […]

Open, Textbooks

The Generative Open Textbook

I am 3 chapters into Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet (and how to stop it) and have spent the past week viewing so many things around me through a “generative” lens. Generativity is a system’s capacity to produce unanticipated change through unfiltered contributions from broad and varied audiences. Generative systems are built on […]