Context, please…

More than a decade of reduced public post-secondary funding.


Trend away from local capacity building in education technology teams.


The LMS/VLE becomes dominant entity in terms of budget and approach. Options dwindle, as do ways of fostering thinking about teaching and learning.


Lack of support for open source tools in a context where institutional funding shrinking, control vested with institutions and vendors.


Increasingly obvious that our online autonomy as organizations and individuals is under threat: importance of owning data, data sovereignty, recognising that we no longer own software but lease it.