Collaboration Across the B.C. Post-Secondary System
Here are some communities and networks BCcampus works with in B.C.
For almost 30 years, the ETUG has focused on using technologies to enhance teaching and learning in B.C. post-secondary institutions.
Comprised of educational technologists, learning designers, and educators from across the province, the ETUG works with BCcampus to organize learning events and share helpful information about the ethical and effective use of technologies to support learning in B.C. higher education.
The BCTLC is made up of leaders, usually at the director level, in teaching, learning, and technology from all publicly funded post-secondary institutions in B.C.
The BCTLC provides leadership and shares information on issues, challenges, and direction regarding teaching, learning technologies, scholarly practice, student learning, and related topics. Working with BCcampus, the BCTLC supports program development for professional learning events for educators and administers the West Coast Teaching Excellence Awards.
The OpenETC network of educators, technologists, and designers is supported by BCcampus and works to improve open education technology infrastructure for higher education in the province. As the group says, “No contracts or agreements are required to join, just a willingness and ability to actively participate” in the mission to encourage technological autonomy, lower barriers to participating in the open web, provide a more sustainable ed tech infrastructure to B.C. post-secondary institutions, and assist faculty in evaluating and making informed pedagogical decisions around open-source teaching and learning applications.
The BC Open Education Librarians is a group of post-secondary librarians and educators who meet and share ideas, tools, and strategies on open educational resource projects in support of faculty. In existence since 2013, the group meets online monthly with the coordination and assistance of BCcampus.