Scott Leslie
1220 Hopkins Place
BC Canada V8P 5L6
250-415-3490 scott.leslie@shaw.ca
2009- 2013
Manager, Client Services – Open Education

BCcampusVictoria, BC

  • Created “software sandbox” for BC Open Learning consortium’s instructional developers
  • Helped craft Open Textbook strategy for BCcampus
  • Led project to investigate a shared streaming media service for provincial post-secondary uses
  • Spearheaded province-wide meeting on Privacy and the use of 3rd party hosted educational technologies
  • Continued to manage and improve BCcampus’ Shareable Online Learning Resources service
2004- 2009
Manager, Shareable Online Learning Resources

BCcampusVictoria, BC

  • Created freelearning.ca – a portal for educators to find Open Educational Resources using WordPress and Delicious.
  • Successfully implemented large-scale Open Educational repository to share post-secondary curricular resources in BC, including technical administration, management, documentation and marketing
  • Led the requirements gathering and later RFP process
    for 2 province-wide K-12 agencies and a province-wide post-secondary agency to procure a Learning Object Repository
2003- Present
Educational Technology Consultant

Self-employedVictoria, BC

  • Consulted for numerous clients including Ministry of Advanced Education, WCET, SFU, BCIT, UBC, SREB
  • Regularly invited speaker on various emerging educational technology topics
2001- 2008
Research Coordinator/Consultant, Edutools

Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET)Boulder, Colorado

  • Co-creator and researcher for Edutools.info educational technology comparative analysis site
  • Led numerous multi-client engagements to investigate emerging educational technologies
Research Coordinator

Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology,Victoria, BC

  • Supported the Centre’s educational technology group with research, web site maintenance, systems design
  • Acted as liaison with the Edusource and POOL CANARIE-funded learning object projects; beta-tested a number of repository and authoring tools
Manager, Online Development

TractionworksCalgary, Alberta

  • Project lead on two large web development projects for this start-up

Mount Royal College Continuing EducationCalgary, Alberta

  • Taught 2 sessions of the 30-hour course “Introduction to Internet Technologies”
  • Received an average 4.7 out of 5 instructor rating
Faculty and Curriculum Developer

PanCanadian Educational Technology Summer InstituteCalgary, Alberta

  • Co-developed the curriculum and instructional design for the 5 day intensive workshop, and delivered 50% of the core content in a lab setting.

Mount Royal CollegeCalgary, Alberta

  • Maintained all aspects of 14 college web servers including publishing tools, web servers, operating system, authentication systems.
  • Developed web-based applications in PERL, ColdFusion and VBScript
  • Administered campus-wide Lotus Notes installation
  • Responsible for assessing, acquiring, installing and maintaining Blackboard CourseInfo system
Webmaster and Applications Analyst

Banff Centre for Continuing EducationBanff Alberta

  • Instrumental in implementing internet applications on campus. Created and administered an extensive and early web presence.
  • Provided web support for a number of artist projects
  • Provided professional development training on maintaining websites as well as contract training for external clients
Knowledge Carpenter

International Institute for InnovationBanff Alberta

  • Supported Notes-based collaborative learning system at International Institute for Innovation and later for C.I.B.C.’s Learning Centre

Organizational Learning SystemsSanta Cruz, California

  • Designed and implemented software tools including The Executive Augmentor (ThEA), a prototype business process visualization tool
1992 M.A., Critical and Cultural Theory
University of Wales, College Cardiff
1991 B.A., 1st Class Combined Honours English and Philosophy; Dean’s List
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
2000 Rational Unified Process training
Rational Software, Cupertino
Professional / Volunteer Activities
2003-Present Published the influential educational technology blog EdTechPost, read by over 6,000 subscribers world-wide
2012 Lead Organizer, 9th Annual International conference on Open Education
2010, 2011 Program Committee, 7th & 8th Annual International conferences on Open Education
2009 Organizer, 6th Annual International conference on Open Education
2010 Peer Reviewer, NRC book on Personal Learning Environments, G. Siemens & S. Downes, editors
2009, 2010 Peer Reviewer, In Education
2008-2011 Peer Reviewer, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
2009 Peer Reviewer, Transactions on Learning Technologies
2005, 2006 Peer Reviewer, Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects
2009, 2010
Advisory Board member, Horizon Report, New Media Consortium/Educause Learning Initiative
2005 Advisory Committee member, ELGG project
2005 Advisory Board member, Project OPUS, Donat Group
Publications and Presentations
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