Three years ago at BCcampus …

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This month, we’re taking a break from final papers and exams to look back in time. December can be a busy time of year in post-secondary education, but amid the chaos, we found out what was happening on bccampus.ca three years ago. Former Director of Curriculum Resources, Paul Stacey, reflected on a Year of Open. It’s no surprise he went on to work with the… Read more »


Planned Outages for December 18

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from approximately 4:30 am to 8 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 »


Two years ago at BCcampus

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December can be a busy time of year in post-secondary education. Final papers and exams need to be marked, and holiday preparation notches up the stress levels. Amid the chaos, we’ve taken some time to look back in time to what was happening on bccampus.ca two years ago. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary with a retrospective of our first decade. We were just starting our… Read more »


Cultivating a culture of experimentation through ‘Tech Buddies’

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The sold-out Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice in November proved to be an excellent opportunity to experiment with alternative attendance options, bringing remote participants into the conversation by remotely-piggybacking a physical attendee. At the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice this past November, demand quickly outpaced availability and the event sold out quickly. The conference organizers were happy… Read more »


A year ago at BCcampus …

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December can be a busy time of year in post-secondary education. Final papers and exams need to be marked, and holiday preparation notches up the stress levels. Amid the chaos, we’ve taken some time to look back in time to what was happening on bccampus.ca a year ago. We reported the 2013 Managing Online Education Survey by WCET (with help from BCcampus) revealed 85% of… Read more »


Going beyond the classroom to bring open textbooks to trades training

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Targeting skills and trades training for the second round of Open Textbooks Project funding has meant collaborating with industry groups and other organizations – expanding our reach beyond the post-secondary institutions. Round two funding, announced last spring, focused on providing at least 20 open textbooks to trades and skills training. “We’re doing a lot more partnerships with organizations that form a bridge between industry and… Read more »


Vancouver to host the 2015 international Open Education Conference

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Last week, several BCcampus staffers attended OpenEd 2014 in Washington, DC. Partly because of the work we’ve been doing in the OER space in the past two years, conference founder David Wiley announced Vancouver will be the site of next year’s event. At the conference, BCcampus manager for OER, Clint Lalonde, and developer Brad Payne presented on the work Brad has been doing to add… Read more »