Brian Lamb is the Director, Learning Technology and Innovation, Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).  Prior to moving to TRU, Brian was a Strategist and Emerging Technologies Manager at the University of British Columbia’s Centre of Teaching, Learning and Technology for more than a decade.  His work focuses on participatory online tools, open practices, student and community engagement.  He co-founded blog and wiki platforms that were among the earliest such campus services.  He’s been a Research Fellow at Utah State University’s Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL), and a Visiting Researcher at Barcelona’s Open University of Catalonia.


Emily Schudel is an Instructional Designer in the eLearning unit of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Camosun College. She has been an instructional designer for 20 years, primarily supporting faculty to integrate online technologies into their face-to-face, blended, and fully online courses. Emily’s current area of interest is developing and facilitating workshops for faculty on using online technologies in teaching and learning.