The initial idea proposed was that teachers would contribute to the resources available. It failed for a number of reasons, one of which was that there was an assumption of ‘build it and teachers will share’. From my experience, this was not the culture present across the board even if they were all being paid by the same entity. However, as you touch on with the rise of blogs and other means, it planted the seeds for ‘‘.
The one point I wondered from your conversation was the idea of ‘edtech refugee’. I think this is a really good way of capturing the feeling when all of the sudden people from different faculty were brought into the technology team. I was a lead user and I was used to joke that technology has a way of finding its own. Just wondering if anyone has elaborated on the refugee metaphor in the past?