As projects and programs evolve, we’ve recognized that it’s not unusual for individuals to begin working together, forming small groups that grow into larger communities. To ensure these communities have access to the resources they need to achieve their objectives, we provide a wide variety of technical and/or financial support.
These are the Communities of Practice we’re currently working with. As new communities emerge, we will share their information here.
The Educational Technology Users Group is a highly active and engaged community, supported by BCcampus and focused on using technology to enhance teaching and learning in the post-secondary system of British Columbia.
ETUG has been in existence since 1994, and continues to share relevant information, host productive workshops, and contribute to seminars and speaking engagements across the province.
SCoPE is a community of practice focused on offering local educators professional development seminars, programs, resources, and online space where they can engage with each other to create dialogue across disciplines, geographical borders, professions, levels of expertise, and education sectors.
Membership in SCoPE is free and open to anyone who shares our passion for professional development.
The BCTLC mission is to provide local, provincial, and national leadership on issues, challenges, and direction regarding teaching, learning technologies, scholarly practice, student learning, and related topics. Through a close relationship with BCcampus, the BCTLC is able to facilitate communication and collaboration among members, represent provincial committees, and build partnerships designed to improve our provincial post-secondary education system.
This community of educators, technologists, and designers is supported by BCcampus and works to improve education technology infrastructure for higher education in B.C.
“Open education is not limited to just open educational resources. It also draws upon open technologies that facilitate collaborative, flexible learning and the open sharing of teaching practices that empower educators to benefit from the best ideas of their colleagues.” – Cape Town Open Education Declaration, 2007
We are working with this supportive group of British Columbian librarians, a grassroots community of academic librarians, working together to improve knowledge, interest, expertise, and awareness for open educational practices.
BCcampus hosts a MediaWiki site for the BC OEL (formerly the BCOER Librarians): a virtual meeting room to keep their members connected throughout the province and to build support for librarians and faculty interested in advocating or implementing OER in their institution.