The Open Education Consortium Global Conference

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By Mary Burgess Two Big Takeaways As with so many conferences, the Open Education Consortium Conference in Banff last week was a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues, learn new things, confirm my thinking on some issues and make me question myself on others. It was particularly nice to meet the rest of the OEC board members and staff as I had only done so online so… Read more »


Professional Cook Gap Training Program: Status Report

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A look at the progress and successes of the BCcampus Professional Cook Gap Training project; a collaborative endeavour that began as a proof of concept, developed into a pilot project, and quickly became a fully operational gap-training program. The resulting central learning resource is available not only to certification challengers, but to the broader Professional Cook community, including instructors, employers, and apprentices. In 2013, BCcampus… Read more »


Open Textbook Summit May 28-29 2015

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The Open Textbook Project is contributing to the development of an open future by making higher education resources accessible and affordable. It was October 2012 when the BC Ministry of Advanced Education first announced its support for the creation of the open textbook project. Today we have 146 adoptions of open textbooks that are being used throughout 14 institutions in BC. The resulting student savings… Read more »


Planned Outages for April 23rd

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, April 23rd, from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Adobe Connect (acp.bccampus.ca, present.bccampus.ca, ac-connect.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 websites a)… Read more »


Creating connections at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference in June

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A quick look at the upcoming Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, scheduled for June in Vancouver, B.C. Hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, the 35th annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference in Vancouver is bringing together over 500 participants in June, providing educators throughout the province and across the country the… Read more »


BC-TLC new Executive looks forward to its 2015 inaugural year

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Just one year after initially exploring the possibilities of greater collaboration and resource sharing through the formation of a group of leaders, the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council (BC-TLC) Executive will hold its first General Meeting early this June. In March 2015, a call for nominations went out to the BC-TLC membership. Responses indicated an election was unnecessary and the following individuals were elected… Read more »


ApplyBC continues to evolve and grow!

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ApplyBC’s ongoing modernization initiatives and full-service options provide an efficient, time saving and cost-effective system for both applicants and participating post-secondary institutions. Post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in BC are transitioning from common-form referrals to ApplyBC’s full-service system. During 2012-2014, five new institutions made the change to full service: SFU, CapU, Douglas, VCC, KPU. ApplyBC is currently working with two additional institutions, TRU and UNBC, to transition… Read more »


BCcampus OpenEd wins Open Education Award for Excellence

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BCcampus OpenEd was recently recognized for creative innovation by the Open Education Consortium, a worldwide community of higher education institutions and organizations devoted to open education and global education Last fall, the B.C. Open Textbook Project was named a regional finalist for the Premier’s Award for Public Service Excellence, and this spring we were recognized for excellence in creative innovation by the Open Education Consortium…. Read more »


Digital skills for collaborative OER development

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New MOOC-like course from OERu provides hands-on experience for educators interested in integrating OER into their curriculum “How do you design courses on the open web that potentially can be used on any delivery platform?” This was the question posed by Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, Director of OER Foundation and the UNESCO/COL/ICDE Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand. The answer was to… Read more »


Weighing the Pros and Cons of Textbooks [Audio and Video]

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Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

BC Open Textbook Project Faculty Fellow Rajiv Jhangiani interviewed by CBC Radio and Global Television. Designed to be accessible, enabling, and affordable, the BCcampus Open Textbook Program started strong and continues to evolve, and it’s no surprise that interest in this project is growing across the country and around the world. Open Textbook Faculty Fellow, Rajiv Jhangiani, was recently interviewed by CBC Radio trend reporter,… Read more »