North Island College recognized as global leader in online innovation

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The Wharton School of Business Reimagine Education Awards recognized North Island College with a pair of awards for their innovative remote laboratory and ability to provide real-time access to distance learners A project created by a local institution to provide students with an Internet connection real-time access to hands-on lab experiments has been recently recognized as one of the top online innovations in the world…. Read more »


Livestream: Dr. TJ Bliss discussing effective OER practice in higher education

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On January 23rd, Hewlett Foundation’s TJ Bliss will be featured in a livestreamed event: An Open Conversation about Openness in Higher Education. Bliss will be sharing his perspective on the worldwide OER and open textbooks movements, participant perceptions of OER, and examples of effective application of OER in higher education. The University of Northern British Columbia will be hosting a livestream event to connect TJ… Read more »


Building better curriculum through Universal Design for Learning

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In the recent Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a case study that explored the application of Universal Design for Learning on a technology-enhanced health sciences program During the recent Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a recently published paper, co-authored with Kari Kumar of the University of Manitoba, that focused… Read more »


Adopting open textbooks workshop ready to launch

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Massive uptick in registration for the upcoming FREE four-week workshop, Adopting Open Textbooks, is a good indicator of OER community’s interest and involvement locally and globally.   With less than a week before it begins, the FREE four-week workshop on Open Textbooks can already be deemed a success. An 800% increase in registered participants indicates the high level of interest and acceptance of the topic and… Read more »


Labyrinths for learning

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A workshop at the recent Teaching and Learning Symposium presented a compelling way to introduce mindfulness to learners and educators: finger labyrinths that reduce stress and anxiety while increasing focus. In the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice held in November at SFU Harbour Centre, one of the sessions looked at a new application of a very old concept: using printed labyrinths… Read more »


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 »


Holiday hours at BCcampus

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All of us at BCcampus would like to wish you the best of the holiday season and a happy new year in 2015. Like many of our partners in the B.C. post-secondary system, our offices will be closed and services reduced between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We will re-open on January 2, 2015. BCcampus Helpdesk service will be reduced from noon December 24,… Read more »