Design, interaction and complexity: a co-op student perspective

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There aren’t many people in design with economics degrees. Oddly enough, I changed paths because of an economics professor. He was an expert at communicating some of the most complex concepts succinctly, leaving me both impressed and disheartened. How could public discussion of economics improve if only professors with decades of experience and mathematical models could explain it effectively? Patrick Clarke I enrolled in SIAT… 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 an “open” new year in 2013. We will continue to bring expertise and resources to open educational technologies and programs. We will also be offering more workshops for educators wishing to create and use open textbooks and other open educational resources. For news about Open, keep an eye… Read more »

BCcampus at 10: From the Edge of the Possible to Mainstream

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BCcampus has been celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012. We’ve come a long way, and there are more exciting times on the horizon! Here’s a brief look at what we’ve done and where we’re headed, with contributions from Executive Director David Porter, Director of Student and Data Exchange Services/Chief Information Officer Randy Bruce, and former Director of Development Paul Stacey.  All three were with BCcampus… Read more »

Open licenses and financial remuneration in education

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Our former colleague Paul Stacey, who is now with Creative Commons, has published a lengthy post: “An Exploration of Open Licenses and Financial Remuneration” today. As usual, the entire post is well worth a read, but in particular he explains the case for Creative Commons licensing in education in a compelling way. Here is an excerpt: There is a natural inclination to think that Creative… Read more »

Writing for Success

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Scott McLean’s Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. More…

Research Methods in Psychology

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While Research Methods in Psychology is fairly traditional— making it easy for you to use with your existing courses — it also emphasizes a fundamental idea that is often lost on undergraduates: research methods are not a peripheral concern in our discipline; they are central. More…

Project Management

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This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. More…

Principles of Social Psychology

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Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. More…

Principles of Microeconomics

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Recognizing that a course in economics may seem daunting to some students, we have tried to make the writing clear and engaging. Clarity comes in part from the intuitive presentation style, but we have also integrated a number of pedagogical features that we believe make learning economic concepts and principles easier and more fun. These features are very student-focused. More…

Principles of Marketing

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Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing—not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service-dominant logic, Sustainability, Ethics and social responsibility, Global coverage and Metrics. More…