David Porter, CEO eCampusOntario
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s extensive experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations.
- Currently, CEO of eCampusOntario.ca in Toronto, Canada.
- Formerly, Associate Vice-President - Education Support and Innovation, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
- Recently, Project Manager for the Task Force on Flexible Education at SFU (http://flexed.sfu.ca).
- Formerly Executive Director of BCcampus, where he was a forceful advocate for the use of open pedagogical practices and open educational resources (OER), including the implementation of Canada’s first large-scale, government-funded open textbook program for post-secondary education.
Adjunct professor in the Master of Educational Technology program at the University of British Columbia (http://met.ubc.ca
), and Advisory Council Chair for the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University.
Mentor for the Mongolian research team, partners in the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (http://ROER4D.org
) initiative, sponsored by the International Development Research Centre of Canada (http://idrc.ca
Board member of the Open Education Resource Foundation, a non-profit society that is the coordinating body for Open Education Universitas (http://OERu.org
), a network of 30+ universities worldwide that are interested in providing low-cost access to higher education using open resources, practices, and pedagogies.
Specialties: Design, development, and management of new organizational entities within higher education. Design research. Self-directed learning. Open educational practices and policies. Free range learning.