The BCOER Librarians are opening the door to accessibility

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In early August, the BCOER Librarians received a nod in the 2nd installment of the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition. The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries across the globe. Being referenced in this report, really shows how our small, local efforts have a larger impact… Read more »

BCcampus Open Textbook Project – Fall 2015 Update

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On top of hitting a major financial milestone of over $1 million saved for post-secondary students in B.C, the BCcampus OpenEd team has been busy over the summer: releasing new textbooks, finalizing agreements with other provinces, preparing for the upcoming Open Education Conference, and updating the Common Core Trades and ABE training books. Open Textbooks save B.C. students $1 million No matter how you calculate… Read more »

BCcampus Fall 2015 Upcoming Events

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Upcoming events for the professionals throughout the province interested in advancement and opportunities within post-secondary education, featuring BCcampus OpenEd, BCcampus Professional Learning, ETUG, and Student Services. Wow – it’s already September. Hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to enjoy your summer break and after spending quality time with your friends and family you’re ready to begin the new school year. We managed to take some time… Read more »

Changes Afoot at BCcampus

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As many of you know, over the last year we’ve been taking a look at our services to see whether we were meeting our own goals, the goals of the Ministry of Advanced Education (our funders), and whether we were meeting the needs of the B.C. post-secondary system. That has resulted in a more focussed mandate for BCcampus, and we’re excited to share that with… Read more »

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 (,, ) ApplyBC ( ApplyBC Program Manager ( Confluence ( CoursesBC ( MyCreditsBC ( Reports ( SOL*R – Shareable Online Learning Resources ( WriteAway and eTutor Alberta ( 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 »