Using Open Journal System and Open Monograph for Open Pedagogy: EdTech Demo

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Using Open Journal System and Open Monograph for Open Pedagogy This is the archive page of the session that took place April 12, 2017 In this free open webinar, Kevin Stranack from the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) will give a brief introduction to SFU’s free, open source Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press publishing applications. Building on his recent blog post on ways to use… 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 »

Celebrating Open Education Week 2017

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This week, the world is celebrating Open Education Week (OEW)! And so are we! OEW is an annual event that celebrates the open education movement. Since its inception in 2012, this celebration has grown into a truly global movement, and now counts with contributions from nearly 50 different countries and attracts hundreds of participants, from over 130 countries. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, OEW… 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 »

Ideas: Using Liberating Structures in post-secondary education

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  Throughout both days of our most recent Liberating Structures workshop, we harvested participants’ ideas for applying Liberating Structures activities to their work. A few big themes emerged, (e.g., supporting student work and assignments,  learning design & faculty development,  meetings, projects and organizational development, and more), so here they are, organized by Liberating Structures activity, and those repeating themes. Hopefully this (in addition to the  Matchmaker) can help you… Read more »

Bold Ideas to improve PSE Teaching & Learning

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At our recent Liberating Structures workshop, participants were invited to use the 25/10 Crowdsourcing activity to consider the question: If you were 10 times bolder, what would you recommend to improve teaching and learning in post-secondary education? Here are their responses, grouped into themes, duplicates removed (but shown in bold), and roughly in order of “highest rated” by the folks in the room. Learning Design: how we… 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 »

Lessons learned in accessibility through the BC Open Textbook Project 

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BCcampus is excited to share with you the amazing work that has been happening in the area of accessibility and open textbooks. Back in 2014, 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), created the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit…. 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 »

Webinar Series: Open Education Stories from across B.C. – UNBC

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Students as Partners in Institutional OER Development Grants at UNBC Presenter: Grant Potter, University of Northern British Columbia Originally recorded: March 29, 2017 View webinar recording This is #3 in a series of webinars – Open Education Stories from across B.C. Presentation Description: In 2016, UNBC began offering OER Development Grants to faculty enabling them to employ a student in project-based research to review, revise, and… Read more »