Note: This is a cross post from the main BCcampus website.
BCcampus OpenEd was recently recognized for creative innovation by the Open Education Consortium, a worldwide community of higher education institutions and organizations devoted to open education and global education.
Last fall, the B.C. Open Textbook Project was named a regional finalist for the Premier’s Award for Public Service Excellence, and this spring we were recognized for excellence in creative innovation by the Open Education Consortium.
“We’re grateful to be honoured by the Open Education Consortium for this award,” shared Mary Burgess, Acting Executive Director at BCcampus. “This award reinforces our philosophy and confirms we’re moving in the right direction to provide Open Educational Resources to learners in B.C. and around the world.”
2015 is bound to be a busy year for Open Education, with the Open Education Global Conference planned for next month, the Open Textbook Summit scheduled for May, and OpenEd15: The Impact of Open arranged for the fall. It’s a good time to be Open.
Open Education Consortium
The Open Education Consortium is a community of hundreds of individuals and institutions working towards advancing open education and making a positive impact on global education. The Open Education Awards for Excellence recognizes outstanding contributions within the Open Education community, and are announced each year at the Open Education Global Conference.
“The Open Education Consortium realizes change by leveraging its sources of expert opinion, its global network and its position as the principal voice of open education.” ~Marcela Morales. Community Relations Manager and OE Awards Committee Chair
“With the sheer volume of amazing projects being created and shared by talented educators within the open education community around the world, we are immeasurably grateful that our project has earned the recognition of our peers. We’re passionate about what we do, and our focus is to keep innovating at the bleeding edge of openness, improving the quality of research in open education, and supporting the role of openness in shaping the future of education.” ~Clint Lalonde, Senior Manager, Open Education BCcampus