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 »


5 questions with Stan Chung, College of the Rockies Vice President

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For the next installment of our ‘5 Questions With’ articles, we interviewed Stan Chung about the current and future state of open education, as well as other considerations that influence culture at the College of the Rockies. What is your current role, and what do you do for the College of the Rockies? I’ve been at the College of the Rockies since December 1st, 2014…. Read more »


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 »