B.C. Librarians collaborate to address growth and navigation of Open Education Resources

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The BCOER Librarians group is helping post-secondary faculty to navigate burgeoning Open Education Resources while advocating for more accessible education for students. In December 2013, a small grassroots group of B.C. post-secondary librarians recognized there was a need to address together, a librarian’s response to the growth of Open Educational Resources (OER) and its use by faculty and students. We managed to catch up with… Read more »


The Learning Ecology Framework: Moving from Instructor Control to Learner Control

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A brief look at the Learning Ecology framework and how it is being used by a local educator to continue the shift from a traditional teaching model to a more learner-driven and personalized model. In a recent conversation with Myra Travin, Senior Learning Architect at UNIVentures, she explained that a learning ecology is comprised of four stages: instructor control, individual, relational, and social. The framework… Read more »


Planned outages for June 25

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available onThursday, June 25, 2015 from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Adobe Connect (ac-connect.bccampus.ca,acp.bccampus.ca, andpresent.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… Read more »


Open textbook Summit 2015: BC has one of the biggest Open Textbook projects in the world!

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2015 Open Textbook Summit attendance was higher than ever as the open textbook community grows and develops. 175 faculty, students, librarians, administrators, policy makers and authors, all advocates of open textbooks, gathered to present, listen, learn and collaborate at the 2015 Open Textbook Summit held May 28-29 at the SFU Harbour Centre. Participants shared their interests and knowledge throughout two days and 32 presentations, all… Read more »


Opening a Discussion on Adaptive Learning

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BCcampus’ Michelle Glubke has created an interesting article to generate discussion to determine if adaptive learning technologies can help overcome existing challenges or improve the educational environment for local institutions. In supporting the British Columbia post-secondary system, BCcampus explores innovative pedagogical solutions when a challenge is presented to us through a process referred to as ‘challenge-driven innovation’. One such innovation involves personalized learning. Since 2012, BCcampus… Read more »


BEST: Building Employment Success for Tomorrow and building a civil society

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The BEST program at Camosun College’s School of Access is a major stepping-stone for those who are making career transitions of every kind. Adopted 40 years ago from Vancouver Community College BEST, a province-wide program, continues to offer its eight-week session four times a year with 20 students in each class. In addition, BEST modules are taught at different community learning partnership locations in the… Read more »


Planned outages for May 28

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Adobe Connect (ac-connect.bccampus.ca,acp.bccampus.ca,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 websites… Read more »


OE Global 2015 Conference Inspires Heart and Vision

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We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Irwin DeVries, Thompson River University, about his experiences at the OE Global 2015 conference. The conference setting at Banff Park Lodge in beautiful Banff, AB was inspiring in itself but DeVries came away inspired by the international community’s passion – its heart and vision, for open education. Over 300 attendees from around the globe met to learn about… Read more »


The Summer of Summits – Adaptive Learning

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BCcampus is hosting the 3rd Annual Open Textbook summit in Vancouver, B.C., this month and plans to attend another in Santa Fe, New Mexico in June The summer of summits is underway, with our 3rd Annual Open Textbook Summit scheduled for May 28th – 29th, 2015, in Vancouver, and the WCET Connect Leadership Summit planned for June 10th – 11th in Santa Fe, New Mexico…. Read more »