BCcampus staffers talking textbooks at Open Access Week events

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Open Access Week, a global event, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Open Textbooks: New Models in Textbook Production at SFU To celebrate Open Access… Read more »

Open Textbook Project turns two

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The B.C. Open Textbook Project turns two years old today. Birthdays are a good time for reflection, and as we look back over the past two years, we can see just how far we have come with the B.C. Open Textbook Project. In the beginning It was on October 16, 2012 at the annual OpenEd conference in Vancouver that then British Columbia Minister of Advanced… Read more »

Workshop builds confidence to make the teaching process smoother

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A popular UNBC workshop uses case studies, group work, and interactive discussion to help educators overcome confidence challenges and discover essential tools and techniques to facilitate knowledge transfer. Over the past decade, 350 to 400 people in northern B.C have participated in a unique workshop to improve their ability to thrive within the classroom. The workshop was most recently offered at the Teaching and Learning… Read more »

Improving adoption of open textbooks through faculty advocates

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Three instructors from each of three B.C. Institutions have joined the BCcampus Open Textbook team as “Faculty Fellows” in order to encourage more instructor and faculty uptake of the open textbooks in our collection. Dr. Jessie Key, a chemistry professor at Vancouver Island University, Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, a psychology instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Dr. Christina Hendricks, a senior instructor of philosophy at University… Read more »

Five questions with Patricia Cia, Langara College

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Patricia Cia is the newly-minted (as of July 1) Director of Academic Innovation, a new position at Langara that brings together library services, program development, and educational technology. Reporting to the VP Academic & Provost, this position oversees Library & Learning Commons, CAPER-BC, Educational Technology and Teaching & Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC). What’s the career path that led you to the Director of Academic Innovation… Read more »

Four new institutions join WriteAway e-tutoring service

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Drumroll please: four new institutions will be joining WriteAway in the fall of 2014! A warm welcome to: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Selkirk College. These institutions join our six current participants: Camosun College, College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. We… Read more »

Active-leadership pilot project launching at UNBC this fall

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UNBC is launching a pilot leadership project this fall, focusing on “making extraordinary things happen” through practical leadership skills and developing students’ ability to motivate, inspire, influence, and lead. The University of Northern British Columbia Columbia’s Student Life Office is gearing up for a leadership project this fall, designed to empower students and facilitate positive change within the institution through active leadership. The non-credit program… Read more »