BCcampus developers committed to building sustainable digital infrastructures

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BCcampus is a hub for new and innovative technologies in B.C. and development is our middle name, but much of what you don’t see is behind the curtain so we thought we’d push that back to reveal how we’ve managed to stay current in the ever-changing digital environment. Web development presents many barriers, opportunities and crafty solutions, and as we collectively grow, we need to… Read more »

The Indigenization Project: Environmental Scan Update

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In this video, Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects and Dianne Biin, Project Manager and Content Developer, Indigenization Project talk about what they discovered in the environmental scan of Indigenized professional development resources accessed by post-secondary institutions across the province. Learn more: BCcampus Indigenization Environmental Scan Summary Join us at an upcoming event: Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Feb. 6 – Mar. 10, 2017 VizEd: Going Visual for… Read more »

Kaltura Shared Service expands

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The provincial Kaltura Shared Service is expanding from 5 to 8 institutions as the project moves out of the pilot phase. Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University join existing Kaltura Shared Service institutions Langara College, University of Northern British Columbia Douglas College, University of the Fraser Valley, and College of the Rockies in the Kaltura Shared Service as the service officially comes… Read more »

Storming the Ivory Tower: A Workshop on Transforming Post-Secondary Education

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Introduction by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Last fall, Leva Lee of BCcampus and Steven Bishop of Douglas College wrote the article below about a workshop facilitated by Ross Laird, a Vancouver-based author and consultant. The relevancy of this conversation can’t be overstated. We need to be thinking of students as whole people, not identical empty vessels to be filled with content. As we work… Read more »

Upcoming Learning Opportunities at BCcampus

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The first quarter of 2017 features four events to add value to your teaching and learning practices and environments. The Professional Learning team at BCcampus is hosting a pair of workshops in February, offering unique and powerful ways to facilitate learning. There is also an online EdTech Demo in January, and a course about facilitating learning online – delivered online – starting in February. VizEd… Read more »

Top 5 BCcampus Blog Posts of 2016

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2016 has been brisk, to say the least, with many of us traveling around Canada and the U.S. to attend events, speak at conferences, collaborate with colleagues from the post-secondary sector and one of us even had the opportunity to travel all the way to Cape Town, South Africa as a 2016 Institute for Open Leadership Fellow. As we look forward to all that 2017 will… Read more »

Happy holidays from all of us at BCcampus

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As we get ready to head to our respective homes for the holidays, we can’t help but feel pride and gratitude for all of the amazing feats we’ve accomplished with you, our collaborators, throughout the year – and we’re just getting started! We look forward to sharing even bigger and bolder ideas and events in the new year. Like many of our partners in the B.C…. Read more »

In the BCcampus Sandbox: Guide on the Side

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This fall, BCcampus launched a sandbox project to test a tool called Guide on the Side. Guide on the Side, developed at the University of Arizona, is a tool designed to allow users to create interactive tutorials and walkthroughs of websites. Debra Flewelling first read about this tool via a listserve and was interested in bringing it to the Douglas College campus, where she works… Read more »

BCcampus Advisory Group – Call for Nominations

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The goals and priorities for BCcampus are established by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education in collaboration with BCcampus staff. These goals are based on our interactions with and feedback from the B.C. post-secondary sector, the three post-secondary sector councils (BC Colleges, BC Association of Institutes and Universities and the Research University’s Council of BC), the BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC), and the Stewardship Committee for the… Read more »

12 Apps of Christmas for Teaching and Learning

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On December 1st, ETUG will launch the first B.C. 12 Apps of Christmas for teaching and learning. Similar to the successful U.K. event, this fast, fun, micro-learning opportunity is free, open, online and offered to you by B.C. post-secondary educators for B.C. post-secondary educators. All are welcome to participate.   Sylvia Riessner, long time ETUG member and a BCcampus Facilitating Learning Online leader, participated in four… Read more »