When You’re Ready: Learning + Teaching Events at BCcampus

Post published on October 12, 2022

Coming into fall, we’ve prepared a slate of low-barrier, HyFlex learning experiences for educators in B.C. post-secondary to join synchronously or to download and listen when the time is right for you. 

Post by the BCcampus editorial team

We are hearing that a huge concern for many faculty, staff, and students in post-secondary institutions across B.C. is that you’re tired. Fatigue and burnout are real, and planning for the future can feel overwhelming. We know concerns about the pandemic are ongoing. Our focus has been to design offerings that invite you to pick and choose from topics to support your work in designing and teaching courses that hopefully help lighten that load. 

“Right now, we’re concentrating on keeping barriers to access low for the teaching and learning topics identified as most critical,” said Tracy Roberts, director of Teaching + Learning at BCcampus. “We have fantastic research projects in the works, including a speaker series that runs from October through December, brilliant books to review together in the online book club, a digital literacy program designed by local educators, and learning events and activities to bring us together — online for now — to learn with and from each other.” 

Digital Literacy

While still in its infancy, we’re very excited to be working on a digital literacy program informed by educators across B.C. This will be a prominent part of our plans for the immediate future, with a goal of increasing the digital knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to participate in the digital society, specifically in post-secondary communities. Stay tuned for more announcements.

BCcampus Research Newsletter

The new BCcampus Research newsletter aims to promote innovative and action research on improving learning and teaching experiences for the B.C. post-secondary sector and beyond. Our impact areas are:

  • Learning and Teaching Online 
  • Open Education Practices 
  • Student Access, Accessibility, and Engagement 
  • Indigenous Engagement 

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Upcoming Events and Activities at BCcampus

We’ve assembled a phenomenal collection of learning and teaching events and activities to carry us into the spring, and while we’d love to see you at some — or all — of the events, we’ve designed them to make it as easy as possible for you to join in whatever capacity you can. If you’re up for it, you can take part in an upcoming event and learn with us in real time, or you can watch the recording afterward whenever you have the capacity to enjoy it. If you sign up for an event, and on the day of, you find you “just can’t,” we’ll understand. Your mental health is the most important thing, now and forever, and when you’re ready — if you’re ready — to attend something with us, we’ll be here for you. 

October 2022 

Learning Events and Gatherings 

Research Speaker Series Fall 2022 

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Offerings 

November 2022  

Learning Events and Gatherings 

Research Speaker Series Fall 2022 

FLO Offerings  

December 2022 

Research Speaker Series Fall 2022 

FLO Offerings 

January 2023 

BCcampus Online Book Club: The Open Edition – Universal Design for Learning: A Practical Guide by Dr. Seanna Takacs and Junsong Zhang 

  • January 9 — Week 1 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • January 16 — Week 2 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • January 23 — Week 3 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • January 31, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Week 4: A conversation with Dr. Seanna Takacs and Junsong Zhang (synchronous) 

FLO Offerings 

February 2023 

BCcampus Online Book Club: The Open Edition – Teaching in a Digital Age by Tony Bates 

  • February 6 — Week 1 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • February 13 — Week 2 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • February 21 — Week 2 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • February 28, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Week 4: A conversation with Dr. Tony Bates (synchronous) 

FLO Offerings 

  • February 1, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — FLO Lab: Staying Current with Essential Digital Literacy
  • February 6–12 — FLO MicroCourse: Write a Compelling Discussion Prompt with Annie Prud’homme-Genereux
  • February 15, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — FLO Lab Positionality Statements Part 2 with Britt Dzioba and Gwen Nguyen 

March 2023 

BCcampus Online Book Club: The Open Edition  – Designing for Care, edited by Jerod Quinn, Martha Burtis, and Surita Jhangiani

  • March 6 — Week 1 discussion (asynchronous) 
  • March 13 — Week 2 (asynchronous) 
  • March 20 — Week 3 (asynchronous) 
  • March 28, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Week 4: A conversation with instructional designers Parm Gill and Dave Smulders  

FLO Offerings 

  • March 3, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — FLO Friday: Community-Building Strategies 

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