Presented by

  • Clint Lalonde

    Clint Lalonde

    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 BCcampus, a government-funded non-profit organization that provides teaching, learning, educational technology, and open education support to the 25 publicly funded post-secondary institutions of British Columbia. A founding member of the BC Open EdTech Collaborative, Clint is also on the Board of Directors for the Apereo Foundation and is an Associate Faculty in the School of Education & Technology at Royal Roads University.

  • Anne-Marie Scott

    Anne-Marie Scott

    Anne-Marie Scott was Deputy Provost of Athabasca University, Canada's equivalent to the UK Open University until March 2023. Prior to her time in Canada she held a number of roles at the University of Edinburgh, including Deputy Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services She is the Board Chair of the Apereo Software Foundation and a member of the Board of the Open Source Initiative, who globally steward the license definitions for open source software. She has been part of the Government of British Columbia’s Digital Advisory Committee since 2022, advising on how to embed and upscale digital learning across the province. She is a member of the After Surveillance network, a global group of scholars and practitioners concerned with surveillance practices in HE, part of the leadership team of the OpenETC, a shared set of open technologies for post-secondary institutions within British Columbia Canada, run along platform cooperative principles. As a practitioner and leader she is committed to sharing openly her blog, along with presentations and publications. You can find her online at @ammienoot (Twittter) (Mastodon) and


The OpenETC is a community of educators, technologists, and designers sharing their expertise to foster and support open infrastructure for the British Columbia advanced education sector. The OpenETC provides free open source educational technology services to teachers and students at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Canada. Operating since 2016 via a unique cooperative-style model of “contributions, not contracts” inspired by the platform cooperative movement, the OpenETC offers more than services, but also provides a community space for advancing our flavor of “Free Range Open EdTech.” In this session we will discuss how the OpenETC uses open source software to encourage technological autonomy for both educators and students, and how working at the level of the whole province helps smooth out resourcing disparities between institutions, most especially during the pandemic. We will us examples from our community to illustrate how the community-based services and supports we offer support the development of digital literacies and skills among educators and students as well as the sharing of open educational resources, and how our use of open source software has proven to be a catalyst that sparks bigger conversations within the BC post-secondary system about the role of technology in teaching and learning. We will also reflect on the governance model that we use, and some of the challenges and opportunities that have presented themselves over the 7 years that we have been operating.