BCcampus Fall 2015 Upcoming Events

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.

BCcampus_bookWow – 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 to relax, but we’ve been busy and have quite a few interesting and exciting events ahead of us. Hopefully we’ll see you and your team at one – or all – of these exciting sessions:

ApplyBC 2015 Feature Release

September 24, 2015
The feature update for ApplyBC is scheduled to go live on September 24th, and will include improvements for mobile users and updates for the ApplyBC platform.

If you have any questions about ApplyBC, please contact Ian MacKinnon, Manager, Student Data Services.

Open Access Week

October 19 – 25, 2015
In collaboration with UBC, SFU, and the Public Knowledge Project, BCcampus is participating with the theme of “Open for Collaboration.”

Check the BCcampus events calendar to be notified of more information as it becomes available.

Accessibility Workshop

October 19, 2015
As part of Open Access Week, BCcampus OpenEd will be hosting a free, face-to-face Accessibility Workshop in Vancouver. See complete event details in the BCcampus events calendar .

Please contact Amanda Coolidge, Manager, Open Education, if you have any questions about this event.

ETUG Fall Workshop

November 6, 2015
The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is hosting the annual ETUG Fall Workshop on November 6th. Details are still being worked out, but watch the ETUG website for upcoming workshop details. Take a look at last fall’s workshop to get an idea of what to expect this year.

Please contact Leva Lee, Manager, Professional Learning and Open Education Resources, if you have any questions about this event.

2015 Symposium: Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-secondary Education

November 13, 2015
Last year’s Symposium was a fantastic, sold-out success, and the team is coming together to maintain the momentum and continue sharing their adventures in teaching and learning practice. This year’s event includes two new strands: Research Bites and Success Stories from Teaching and Learning Practice, and brings together faculty, teaching assistants, graduates students, educational developers, directors, administration and research office staff, and colleagues from post-secondary institutions from across the province. Visit the BCcampus Professional Learning site to register for the event. Call for proposals – open until September 27th.

Please contact Tracy Kelly, Manager, Professional Learning, if you have any questions about this event.

12th Annual OpenEd Conference, The Impact of Open

November 18-20, 2015
BCcampus and Lumen learning are co-presenting the 2015 Open Education Conference this fall in Vancouver. This year’s OpenEd conference dives deeps into the realm of accessibility, with a special strand on accessibility and OER, sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. BCcampus Executive Director, Mary Burgess, and previous Executive Director David Porter, are the keynote pair speaking on Supporting Open Textbook Adoption in British Columbia. Throughout the three-day event, there will be an Accessibility Space, where you can speak with experts and interact with a range of devices and ideas to improve OER, inclusive design, and accessibility. With over 400 attendees expected from around the world, we’re hoping to see you there, too.

Early bird registration is open until September 30th. Visit the OpenEd Conference site to register. Please contact Clint Lalonde or Amanda Coolidge if you have any questions about this event.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO)

September 28 – October 30 and November 9 – December 11, 2015
This September, Sylvia Riessner and Lucas Wright will be co-facilitating the next session of FLO (previously known as Instructional Skills Workshop Online), introducing research-based adult and online learning concepts, principles, and strategies to help educators currently employed in the B.C. post-secondary system build the skills needed to effectively facilitate online learning. This small-group, free course features OER workshop materials and is delivered over five weeks online. For more information and to register visit the FLO workshop page on the BCcampus Professional Learning website.

Please contact Sylvia Currie Manager, Professional Learning, if you have any questions about this event.

Facilitator Development Online (FDO)

November 16 – 27, 2015
Building on the foundation created in the FLO course, the Facilitator Development Online (FDO) is a two-week course, delivered asynchronously online with weekly live (online) sessions. The November session will be co-facilitated by BJ Eib, who was part of the original FDO design team. For more information and to register visit the FDO workshop page on the BCcampus Professional Learning website.

Please contact Sylvia Currie Manager, Professional Learning, if you have any questions about this event.

Keep Learning

We announced a few changes for BCcampus at the beginning of the summer, and over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing updates of what we were up to over the break. Sign up for our newsletter, check the calendar, or follow @BCcampus to stay connected.