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About Me

Hi! I work for UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology as a strategist for open education initiatives. I am engaged[1][2] with projects that are leveraging technologies[3][4][5], approaches[6][7][8][9] and pedagogies[10][11][12] to support open learning and scholarship[13][14]. With a background in library science, I am interested in understanding[15] and supporting the removal of barriers[16][17][18][19][20][21] that limit access to, and participation in, education, information, and knowledge.

My contact information is available at, my blog is here:, and materials from many of my past presentations and workshops can accessed here.

Some Examples

  1. "Award for Excellence in Open Education: Will Engle".
  2. "ETUG Member Profile: Meet Will Engle from UBC".
  3. Engle, Will. (2014). UBC MOOC Pilot: Design and Delivery Overview Report
  4. MediaWiki as a Transformative University Platform: Creating an Institutional Gateway to the Commons. Wikimania 2015. Mexico City, Mexico.
  5. Teaching with Wikipedia Notes
  6. "UBC Student API Hackathon".
  7. 2017 BC Educational Technology Users Group Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  8. The Medium and the message: CMOOC as Open Professional Development. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vancouver, BC
  9. Creating the Pathway: Using Open Badges to Support Personalized Learning. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vancouver, BC
  10. Case Studies on the Student as Producer. Open Education Conference. Arlington, VA
  11. Hands-On Learning: The Role of Maker Culture in Innovative Pedagogy
  12. Open Practices: Wikipedia-based Assignments in Your Classroom
  13. Open Educational Practices: Aligning Teaching and Learning with Research Practices, UBC
  14. Open in Action: A Panel Discussion. 2016 Open Access Week
  15. Yun, Erin (2019). "Q&A with Will Engle, Open Education Strategist, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology". CTLT Indigenous Initiatives.
  16. Engle, Will. (2018) Open UBC Snapshot: Use of Open Resources Continues to Increase Open UBC
  17. Engle, Will (2017). "UBC Textbook Displacements by Open Resources". Open UBC.
  18. OER Accessibility Toolkit. Open UBC.
  19. Engle, Will (2019). "Open UBC Snapshot: Significant Use and Support for Open Resources". Open UBC.
  20. Engle, Will (2020). "Open UBC Snapshot: Significant Commitments to Open Resources". Open UBC.
  21. "CTLT Equity and Diversity Standing Committee".

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