Guiding Principles

No contracts or agreements are required to join us, just a willingness and ability to actively participate in our collective endeavor to:

  • encourage technological autonomy and provide ways for students, faculty and institutions to own and control their own data.
  • lower the barrier to participation on the open web for BC faculty and students.
  • provide a more sustainable ed tech infrastructure to BC higher education that gives institutions more control over their tools. ¬†Institutions are currently at the mercy of vendor pricing, upgrade cycles, and exit strategies. ¬†This puts institutions at a certain degree of risk when there are changes to any of the variables beyond their control.¬† Open-source approaches reduce the risk to institutions in this regard.
  • assist BC faculty in evaluating and making informed pedagogical decisions around open-source teaching and learning applications.