BCcampus Professional Learning is unleashing the power of Liberating Structures

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When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Are you ready to break out, increase participation, boost creative energy in your meetings, gatherings, classrooms and workshops? If you’ve answered YES, then join us for the Liberating Structures Workshop. BCcampus Professional Learning and the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UBC are collaborating together to bring you Liberating Structures! BCcampus and CTLT are excited… Read more »

Self-certification solution coming to current and future TranscriptsBC member institutions

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A new testing protocol will be available to TranscriptsBC current and future member institutions to enable their in-house teams to test updated and new PESC XML transcripts, independent of testing partners; ensuring participating institutions can ‘self-certify’ transcripts before sending to destination institutions. Delivering useful information efficiently and effectively is an important part of Student Data Services at BCcampus; we’re focused on providing the institutions in… Read more »

Fostering change: BCcampus expands its leadership team

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Undergoing significant leadership changes within the past year, BCcampus continues to develop. We are adjusting our organizational model to better align with our strategic goals all the while continuing to excel in the areas of teaching, learning, and educational technology services in support of B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. “I’m so pleased that we can enable growth of the individuals within our team while we respond to… Read more »

The 12th Annual Open Education Conference: The Impact of Open

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The 12th annual Open Education Conference is co-presented by BCcampus and Lumen Learning. This is the 3rd time that the Open Education Conference has been held in Vancouver, B.C., and this year it will convene at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. At the 2012 Open Education Conference, the B.C. Minister of Advanced Education announced the launch of the B.C. Open Textbook Project An initiative that… Read more »

TranscriptsBC hits a milestone and TRU comes on board as an ApplyBC full service institution

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Fall 2015 Student Data Services update: TRU signs up for ApplyBC full service, and TranscriptsBC shares 27,000+ electronic transcripts. TranscriptsBC has reached a major milestone! Since the transcript exchange network began in January 2012, we have now exchanged more than 27,000 transcripts. Increased electronic transcript exchange in B.C. is enabled by a change in the TranscriptsBC Hub architecture to Connector 3, an infrastructure based on… Read more »

The BCOER Librarians are opening the door to accessibility

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In early August, the BCOER Librarians received a nod in the 2nd installment of the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition. The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries across the globe. Being referenced in this report, really shows how our small, local efforts have a larger impact… Read more »

BCcampus Open Textbook Project – Fall 2015 Update

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On top of hitting a major financial milestone of over $1 million saved for post-secondary students in B.C, the BCcampus OpenEd team has been busy over the summer: releasing new textbooks, finalizing agreements with other provinces, preparing for the upcoming Open Education Conference, and updating the Common Core Trades and ABE training books. Open Textbooks save B.C. students $1 million No matter how you calculate… Read more »