About EdTechPost

EdTechPost is the personal blog of Scott Leslie. It is in no way affiliated with any of my employers. Views expressed herein are my own.

About the Author
Photo by Karen CropperScott Leslie is an educational technologist, hacker, researcher and open content/open network activist. He currently works at the BC Libraries Cooperative as the Systems Manager. In his spare time he volunteers for Mozilla doing Webmaker workshops with kids.

Previously, he worked as the Manager of Client Services in Open Education for BCcampus, a province-wide post-secondary agency in British Columbia, Canada.

Scott researched course management systems, repository and eportfolio software with Dr. Bruce Landon as part of the Western Cooperative on Educational Telecommunications’ (WCET) Edutools.info team. He was the research coordinator for educational technology at the Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology (C2T2), a post-secondary system agency in British Columbia, Canada.

Scott was also the webmaster at both Mount Royal College and The Banff Centre for Continuing Education, and an instructor for the PanCanadian EdTech Summer Institute. He holds a combined honors BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, and a MA in Critical and Cultural Theory from the University of Wales, College Cardiff.

Scott lives in Victoria, B.C. with his two kids, where he  enjoys impromptu jams, noodling with computer music programs, meditation, gardening and reading on a wide variety of topics.


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  1. […] Speaking of the way to go, there’s clearly immense interest in social networking, and this year should see this interest grow as the tools mature. Plenty is being written about it, one of the latest salvos coming from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. If your institution subscribes (you can check on the site), then get yourself a copy of Social Software for Learning: What is it, Why use it? The authors, Scott Leslie and Bruce Landon, present a strong case that social software is “especially suited to online learning. Whilst some of the current explorations of the uses of social software for learning might simply be dismissed as experiments with new technology for its own sake, that misunderstands what many of its adopters have experienced for themselves: that social software is extremely well suited to enable learning, that in emphasising users’ identities, connecting them with each other and helping network level value emerge out of individual actions, the model being developed in social software actually addresses many of the critical stumbling blocks which have plagued earlier e-learning efforts.” […]


  2. […] Here, with their permission, you can follow the exploits of some of the people we read every day; Scott Leslie at EdTechPost, Seb Schmoller’s Fortnightly Mailing, Stephen Downes‘ OLDaily, Tony Hirst at OUseful Info, Owen Stephens with his Overdue Ideas, Scott Wilson’s WorkBlog, Ed Techie Martin Weller, Will Richardson’s Weblogg-ed and (last but not least) Andy Powell and Pete Johnston at eFoundations. […]


  3. […] July 27, 2008 Scott Leslies post on PLEs is a good collation of the elements he has observed when looking at  other PLEs.  Scott’s PLE Wiki is a handy reference point for some of the best representations and thinking in this area. The mistake made with PLEs is to associate it as a single space -ePOrtfolio or Desktop- but more about interrelationships and the way we use  such tools to compose and relate /define our knowledge network. As Scott says -A PLE -is a conceptualization, is an incredibly valuable one…  Knowing how you learn, and how you conceive of the structures and relationships that support your learning, is an important step to becoming a master learner. Scotts diagram works as a distillation of this. […]


  4. […] Just trying to make sense of why PLE (or PLN’s) diagrams are a useful concept for learners to understand. Tim’s ponderings got me thinking about something new to me. I think Scott Leslie summarised it best A PLE is clearly not just a set of drawings, but the act of producing such a drawing, such a conceptualization, is an incredibly valuable one… for any learner, regardless of whether they conceive of it as a “PLE” or not. Knowing how you learn, and how you conceive of the structures and relationships that support your learning, is an important step to becoming a master learner. […]


  5. […] Things have really changed over the last few  years with the emergence of social media tools that allowanyone to share anything with just about anyone. This post is more of a reposting of a couple of great posts (I highly recommend that you read them both) that on the topic that I have been thinking about for some time now. Will Richardson recently published a post titled, “The Less You Share, the Less Power You Have“. From a comment added to this post, I learned about “Planning to Share Versus Just Sharing” by Scott Leslie. The idea of learning within a learning network really resonated with me, especially in a reply by Scott Leslie to a comment left on his post: “…networked learners (or networked employees) approach the problem of sharing differently (and in my experience more effectively) than hierarchically-minded ones. I’m saying that the people who say they need the knowledge need to be involved (directly, intimately) in producing and sharing it, otherwise it turns into a ‘publishing’ exercise, not an actual learning one.” […]


  6. […] Upload audio to your Import Library, create a mix, run the Mixdown, and you are given a link to the mixed creation plus a link to share your mixboard and library.  Others click on the link, login, and run with your mixboard to add/chop.  Remix Relay!  See here for Remix#5 including samples from @sleslie. […]


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