Launch of the questionnaire for a national survey of online learning in Canada

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BCcampus – PRESS RELEASE During this week and next, 212 Canadian post-secondary educational institutions will be receiving an invitation to complete a questionnaire asking them about their online enrolments, the growth of blended and hybrid learning, their use of technologies for delivering online learning, and the main challenges and opportunities they are experiencing with online and blended learning. The aim is to provide a comprehensive… Read more »

Engaging with the B.C. Teaching and Learning Network

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The B.C. Teaching and Learning Network, formerly University, College, and Institute, Professional Development (UCIPD), has adopted a new name and is focused on supporting educational developers throughout the province. The most recent workshop for the B.C Teaching and Learning Network was held at Vancouver Community College in early October, and focused on connecting colleagues and developing solid plenaries to further the development of professionals within… Read more »

BCcampus leads the collaborative development of new and open elder abuse prevention, detection and response resources

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In 2013, 15% of British Columbia’s population was over 65. The number of adults over 65 is projected to more than double over the next 25 years. These numbers impact all of us, and it is our responsibility to look after, and protect the elders in our communities. Working together to make a change BCcampus has recently completed the collaborative development of curricular resources that help… Read more »

What can you expect at the 2015 Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education?

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The upcoming Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education builds on the success of last year’s event and connects thought-leaders and engaged educators throughout the province; sharing and developing advanced learning concepts to improve the educational opportunities in B.C. At BCcampus, one of our goals is to help raise awareness about the various services available to the province’s post-secondary institutions and we accomplish… Read more »

BCcampus Fall 2015 Upcoming Events

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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. Wow – 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… Read more »

Changes Afoot at BCcampus

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As many of you know, over the last year we’ve been taking a look at our services to see whether we were meeting our own goals, the goals of the Ministry of Advanced Education (our funders), and whether we were meeting the needs of the B.C. post-secondary system. That has resulted in a more focussed mandate for BCcampus, and we’re excited to share that with… Read more »

Reviewing and Adapting Open Textbooks – pedagogical and practical considerations

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Presenters: Christina Hendricks, Jessie Key Christina Hendricks Reviewing a textbook is a common way that faculty can get involved in supporting open textbooks. Dr. Hendricks recounts her role in taking part in the building of a book as an early reviewer, while the book was still being written. Her background as a philosophy professor was welcome in framing the ethics of the subject matter. Being a known (not blind) reviewer… Read more »

Think Big – Act Small: Student keynote panel Day 2

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Chardaye Bueckert @ChardayeB – President of the SFU Students’ Society My experience as an Open Textbook advocate started in 2013, as a political science student. I came across the open textbook program, and thought it was a no brainer. At first I thought it was going to be easy, but as it turns out it wasn’t that simple. I talked to students, who were quickly… Read more »

An openness to openness – morning keynote

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Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, an Open Textbook Faculty Fellow, “took the red pill” and join date open education movement as a result of David Wiley’s talk (along with Kim Thanos) at the first Open Textbook Summit two years ago. (Here’s a video of his talk to the OER forum 2012.) In acknowledging people like Jesse Key, Christine Hendricks (both faculty fellows), and numerous other colleagues –… Read more »

ApplyBC continues to evolve and grow!

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ApplyBC’s ongoing modernization initiatives and full-service options provide an efficient, time saving and cost-effective system for both applicants and participating post-secondary institutions. Post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in BC are transitioning from common-form referrals to ApplyBC’s full-service system. During 2012-2014, five new institutions made the change to full service: SFU, CapU, Douglas, VCC, KPU. ApplyBC is currently working with two additional institutions, TRU and UNBC, to transition… Read more »