BCcampus, Camosun College and Open School BC are proud to announce 23 new Common Core Trades Open Textbooks

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The goal of the Open Textbook Project is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher education resources in B.C. by making available openly-licensed textbooks in the highest-enrolled academic subject areas. The second phase, announced in the spring of 2014, was to add at least 20 new textbooks that would target trades and skills training. This second phase is now complete and as of October 30,… Read more »

BCcampus Professional Learning is unleashing the power of Liberating Structures

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When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Are you ready to break out, increase participation, boost creative energy in your meetings, gatherings, classrooms and workshops? If you’ve answered YES, then join us for the Liberating Structures Workshop. BCcampus Professional Learning and the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UBC are collaborating together to bring you Liberating Structures! BCcampus and CTLT are excited… Read more »

Self-certification solution coming to current and future TranscriptsBC member institutions

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A new testing protocol will be available to TranscriptsBC current and future member institutions to enable their in-house teams to test updated and new PESC XML transcripts, independent of testing partners; ensuring participating institutions can ‘self-certify’ transcripts before sending to destination institutions. Delivering useful information efficiently and effectively is an important part of Student Data Services at BCcampus; we’re focused on providing the institutions in… Read more »

Engaging with the B.C. Teaching and Learning Network

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The B.C. Teaching and Learning Network, formerly University, College, and Institute, Professional Development (UCIPD), has adopted a new name and is focused on supporting educational developers throughout the province. The most recent workshop for the B.C Teaching and Learning Network was held at Vancouver Community College in early October, and focused on connecting colleagues and developing solid plenaries to further the development of professionals within… Read more »

BCcampus leads the collaborative development of new and open elder abuse prevention, detection and response resources

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In 2013, 15% of British Columbia’s population was over 65. The number of adults over 65 is projected to more than double over the next 25 years. These numbers impact all of us, and it is our responsibility to look after, and protect the elders in our communities. Working together to make a change BCcampus has recently completed the collaborative development of curricular resources that help… Read more »

What can you expect at the 2015 Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education?

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The upcoming Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education builds on the success of last year’s event and connects thought-leaders and engaged educators throughout the province; sharing and developing advanced learning concepts to improve the educational opportunities in B.C. At BCcampus, one of our goals is to help raise awareness about the various services available to the province’s post-secondary institutions and we accomplish… Read more »

Fostering change: BCcampus expands its leadership team

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Undergoing significant leadership changes within the past year, BCcampus continues to develop. We are adjusting our organizational model to better align with our strategic goals all the while continuing to excel in the areas of teaching, learning, and educational technology services in support of B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. “I’m so pleased that we can enable growth of the individuals within our team while we respond to… Read more »

The 12th Annual Open Education Conference: The Impact of Open

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The 12th annual Open Education Conference is co-presented by BCcampus and Lumen Learning. This is the 3rd time that the Open Education Conference has been held in Vancouver, B.C., and this year it will convene at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. At the 2012 Open Education Conference, the B.C. Minister of Advanced Education announced the launch of the B.C. Open Textbook Project An initiative that… Read more »

TranscriptsBC hits a milestone and TRU comes on board as an ApplyBC full service institution

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Fall 2015 Student Data Services update: TRU signs up for ApplyBC full service, and TranscriptsBC shares 27,000+ electronic transcripts. TranscriptsBC has reached a major milestone! Since the transcript exchange network began in January 2012, we have now exchanged more than 27,000 transcripts. Increased electronic transcript exchange in B.C. is enabled by a change in the TranscriptsBC Hub architecture to Connector 3, an infrastructure based on… Read more »