Planned outages for September 18

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from approximately 4:30 am – 9 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Adobe Connect (acp.bccampus.ca and present.bccampus.ca) ApplyBC (applybc.ca) ApplyBC Program Manager (applybc.ca/programmanager) Confluence (wiki.bccampus.ca) CoursesBC (coursesbc.ca) MyCreditsBC (mycreditsbc.ca) Reports (reports.bccampus.ca) SOL*R – Shareable Online Learning Resources (solr.bccampus.ca) WriteAway and eTutor Alberta (etutoringcanada.ca) Online Collaborative Program… Read more »


Changes in BCcampus leadership: David Porter resigns, Mary Burgess is acting Executive Director

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David Porter, BCcampus Executive Director since 2003, has resigned and handed the reins to acting Executive Director, Mary Burgess, who is the current BCcampus Director of Open Education. Dr. Porter previously announced (at the March 22, 2014 meeting of the BCcampus Strategic Council) that he would step down in fall 2014 to pursue other opportunities. “It has been my pleasure to work with an innovative,… Read more »


The “Great Psychology Test Bank Sprint” offers new OER for instructors

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Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

B.C. now has its first psychology open test bank to complement our existing psychology open textbooks: 851 questions on 15 topics, created over two days by a dedicated team of instructors. In June, BCcampus hosted its first ever textbook sprint that saw a geography open textbook written in just four days. The event was such a success that BCcampus decided to do it again. In July, BCcampus,… Read more »


A challenge for educators: delve deeper into teaching and learning inquiry

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What does it look like when educators ask deeper questions about teaching and learning practice in higher education? How does one go about stepping back from the everyday, and investigate the fundamental building blocks of academic instruction? BCcampus is hosting a symposium in November to answer those questions: the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice.  “The catalyst for this conference is –… Read more »


Adrienne Watt: 5 questions on how to adapt a textbook

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Adrienne Watt, an instructor at Douglas College and Northwest Community College, and Open Textbook advocate

Just in time for the fall term, BCcampus’ first adaption of an Open Textbook is available on Open.bccampus.ca: Project Management. As with all our Open Textbooks, our Project Management textbook is this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Adrienne Watt, an instructor at Douglas College and Northwest Community College, and Open Textbook advocate, is the adaptor of our Project Management… Read more »


Best of BCcampus blog posts: it’s all about open textbooks

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It’s hard to believe that the fall term for post secondary institutions begins next week. With back to school top of mind, we’re turning our attention to our most popular open textbooks blog posts. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the exciting progress made on our Open Textbook program. We’re on track for our targets and are always looking for instructors to review, adapt… Read more »