Leaving BCcampus

Today was my last day with BCcampus. To some people this may seem like an abrupt ending, but to those who know me well, it’s been a long time coming. I’ve been there for 8 years. Done a lot of stuff over the years, some of which even helped. Learned lots. But a change needed to happen, both for me, and for them. With #opened12 put to bed and Open Textbooks just starting to gear up, the timing was opportune.

For me, the change is more than just one of switching jobs, which is why I’m pleased for a few months respite, through the holiday season and into the new year, to help get my head right, get back on the mat sitting, back to writing, and get me focused a lot more intentionally on what I can give and how I can serve.

So after a little break, I look forward to exploring new ideas on here with you about what this can look like, for me, for you. For now, I’ll turn and face the strange

21 thoughts on “Leaving BCcampus”

  1. Good on you Scott for taking the leap, jump, dive, or bunny hop. I am eager to see where you put your energies (the lake sounds rather ideal).

    I hope you realize how much I (and others if I may speak for them) respect and appreciate what you do on all levels.

    Frankly, I would like to see you blog more, you have to do something to reduce the size of that LEARNING OBJECTS tag on the saidebar 😉

    Enjoy the holidays, the mat, the music.

    I’m a big fan!

  2. I remember the first time I saw email from Scott Leslie. If I dig I might even find it. It must have been back in the C2T2 days. I read it and thought dang this guy is smart!

    How fortunate for me, a few years later, to be able to work with you. I’ve learned SO MUCH watching and listening, and I’m going to keep on watching and listening. You might be leaving BCcampus but you can’t get rid of me! waahaaaaahhhh

    Enjoy that time on the mat. Then git out there and do all the things you want to do!

    Love you to pieces,

  3. Saidebar. He said it…. true. Yes the blogging please. And, don’t ask me why those things can come so hard after the while. Fingers crossed for us guys here in the audience.

  4. “What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step” ~ CS Lewis

    Best wishes in the steps to come & here’s hoping your path intersects with mine often my friend.

  5. Awesome you are taking the time to refresh, reconsider and re-center yourself. Excited to see/hear what’s next…

  6. Awesome you are taking the time to refresh, reconsider and re-center yourself. Excited to see/hear what’s next…be well.

  7. Hey Scott,

    I like Alan’s words “respect” and “appreciation” and would add admiration to that list. I admire your courage to speak your mind, take up the challenge and dive in. I look forward to continued connections…

    enjoy the break!


  8. I dug this up, written a few years ago, after I attended my first Northern Voice…

    “But the biggest epiphany that I had over the weekend was with regard to the great debt of gratitude I owe my colleague and friend, Scott Leslie. If I had to point a finger at the connector within my personal learning network, Scott is the one. He has spread his coattails wide and has graciously allowed me to ride on them, which has given me the opportunity to meet people whose work at the junction of education and technology I admire. He’s like the friend who manages to get backstage passes to the best concert in town and invites me along for the ride. I feel I owe a lot to Scott, and am grateful to have him within my circle as both a colleague and a friend.”


    Look forward to working on more Hackjams and Maker events with you in the the very near future. And learning a whole bunch of new stuff from you when you pop out the other side, refreshed, re-energized and refocused. The best is yet to come.

  9. While we only rarely cross paths professionally, I hope we somehow stay connected.

    Wishing you all the best.

  10. I congratulate you, and look forward to more of your wonderfulness–Scott unleashed–“get to know the feeling of liberation and release,” as Neil Finn once wrote.

    Hey now, hey now. Don’t dream it’s over.

    Yours for the duration, my friend.


  11. I look forward to your new adventures and can’t think of a much better gift for you for the holidays. And thus it is a gift for me as well.

    But for you, I wouldn’t have met most of the people in the education world that I cheris as so much more than colleagues. But for you, no Open Education, no Northern Voice, no much of anything. But for you, I might have given up on myself long ago.

    You’ve wanted and needed this change for a long time…good on you for making the jump. Wherever you land externally, I hope I can be a part of it because it will have to be something great. But where you land inside yourself, that’s what matters.

    1. Karen, thank you so much for that poem.

      “The choice to bless the world is more than an act of will,
      A moving forward into the world
      With the Intention to do good.
      It is an act of recognition, a confession of surprise, a grateful acknowledgment
      That in the midst of a broken world
      Unspeakable beauty, grace and mystery abide.”

      Amen. Amen.

  12. I’m slow, but I’d chime in and ditto all that has been written above, even the Northern Voice epiphanies. I’ll be waving from my mat in Seattle….


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