#VizEd17 – Creating Visual Resonance in Teaching and Learning

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The first of two seriously fun events, VizEd:Going Visual in Post-Secondary Education was held on February 21st, hosted by BCcampus and facilitated by Tracy Kelly and Nancy White. The workshop brought educators and facilitators from across the province together to unlock new learning pathways through visual language; no artistic ability required. Nervous laughter and the faint scent of Mr. Sketch markers filled the room, and… Read more »

4 Questions with Tim Paul on the evolving role of teaching and learning centres

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We’re starting a new series to get to know the some of the fabulous feats happening behind-the-scene at the Teaching and Learning Centres across B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. To kick off the series, we’ve started with Tim Paul, Manager, Academic Technology Services Centre for Educational and Information Technology, Douglas College. Although Douglas College does not have a Teaching and Learning Centre, per se, they do have… Read more »

Opening the flow of learning with Liberating Structures

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Liberating Structures are a collection of 33 seriously fun strategies to help people engage and work together. These powerful methods can be used in classrooms, meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, and more! In B.C. post-secondary, we have started using Liberating Structures to transform our classrooms and organizations by introducing these tiny shifts in the way we work, learn and collaborate together. To help others… Read more »

Funding boosts the BC Open Textbook Project

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NEWS RELEASE VICTORIA  – BCcampus is very excited to announce that the Province is providing $250,000 to continue to support the open education work being done in British Columbia through the BC Open Textbook Project. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson made the announcement today during Open Education Week, which aims to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone. “A digital… Read more »

The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education

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BCcampus – PRESS RELEASE eCampusAlberta is pleased to announce its support for the National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education. eCampusAlberta, along with its Canadian consortium counterparts: BCcampus, Campus Manitoba, Contact North and eCampusOntario have committed financial and in-kind resources to help launch this important project. Lead researcher, Dr. Tony Bates is passionate about this project and is “excited to be… Read more »

Pioneering Open Education Through Collaboration with BCcampus and eCampusOntario

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BCcampus is very glad to be working in partnership with our colleagues at eCampusOntario. We’re collaborating in developing systems and processes to support Ontario post-secondary faculty in the review and adoption of open textbooks from the BC Open Textbook Project. BCcampus will provide a WordPress site at open.ecampusontario.ca that will act as the central hub for the project. This website will link to the BC… Read more »

Jamming at the ETUG Spring Workshop

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Education by Design is the theme for the upcoming Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) Spring workshop, planned for June 1st and 2nd at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C. Featuring wicked-design challenges, social events, and a multi-sensory experience, this event will be inspirational, insightful, and memorable. Call it a hackathon, sprint, or design workshop, the ETUG Spring Jam 2017 is destined… Read more »

BCcampus has a global mindset, expanding beyond borders

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As you all know, on January 27, 2017, the U.S. President, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from gaining entrance to the United States. To offset the shock this has caused, many universities in B.C. have issued statements, welcoming and encouraging the continued diversity of cultures, beliefs, ethnicities and geographical differences across all… Read more »

Camosun College: Advocating for students using Universal Design for Learning

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Following up on the great work of the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, created by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Faculty, Instructional Designer, eLearning, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Camosun College and Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian and Coordinator, Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources BC (CAPER_BC); Camosun College has continued their efforts in advocating for and working with faculty and… Read more »

BCcampus’ Amanda Coolidge to serve on the 2017 OEC Board of Directors

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Great news! Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education has been elected to sit on the Open Education Consortium’s Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the board members include: Participate in board meetings and online discussions; Active participation on initiatives and/or committees, board sub-groups or working groups; Promote participation and membership in the Consortium; Cultivation and encouragement of board members and nominees; High level financial responsibility for… Read more »