Grant’s Introduction To Openness

I started my career as an educator in a small indigenous community in the Canadian Arctic in the late 1990’s just as internet services were emerging via government satellite services.  Being familiar and comfortable with early network technologies like bulletin board systems I soon became involved in northern Arctic communities as an administrator …

Melanie’s Story of Open

My first encounter with open was during my graduate studies in Ed Tech in the early 2000s and my work in learning software where ‘reusable shareable learning objects’ were the buzz words. Everyone wanted to find away to not “re-invent the wheel”…it was about finding efficiency in not duplicating effort …

A Slow Introduction to Open

I didn’t come to open via Creative Commons licenses, open textbooks, MOOCs, or open software – although those are all things that are now part of my life of open.  My world of open was a pragmatic introduction to open universities, having seen a family member shut out of traditional …