Open Access Week: Events, Workshops and Webinars in B.C.

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Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team To celebrate Open Access… Read more »

ETUG presses buttons and pushes boundaries

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Vancouver Community College plays host to the Fall Educational Technology User Group (ETUG) Workshop 2017, on October 27. The theme is digital literacy. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology and Development  The organizing committee has put together an engaging one-day workshop designed to help participants explore the multi-faceted world of digital literacy and the role post-secondary education can play in fostering critical information, media,… Read more »

Reflections on Open Ed 2017: Amanda Coolidge

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I don’t tend to do post-conference reflections. Mainly because I crash hard after conferences, and while I did that with OpenEd 17 I also feel like I have some brewing thoughts and questions that need to be shared, or perhaps need to be shared with myself – a post-conference self-reflection piece. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education This morning Daniel Williamson sent me… Read more »

OpenEd17: Diving Deeper into Open

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Disneyland was a tantalizing few miles away from the 14th annual Open Education conference at the Hyatt Regency in Anaheim, California. Yet visiting the Magic Kingdom seemed to be the last thing on most attendees’ minds. Instead, they immersed themselves in this year’s program of sharing, gratitude, and hope. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education At last year’s conference, I noticed how old and… Read more »

Connecting the North: Talking Teaching and Learning with NWCC’s Carrie Nolan

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This is BCcampus’ third post exploring Teaching and Learning Centres in British Columbia. The first introduced Tim Paul from Douglas College, and the second, Janni Aragon at the University of Victoria. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team In this third post, we reached north to Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation (COLT) at Northwest Community College (NWCC). NWCC has numerous campuses, meaning more access to… Read more »

Connect, Collaborate, Innovate: My first month at BCcampus

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As I write this I am in the air, on my way to the #OpenEd17 conference in Anaheim. But as I reflect on my life over the past month—the first of my year-long secondment to BCcampus—I realize that for once my life has been anything but up in the air, as I have enjoyed the most rewarding and stable period of my work supporting the open education movement. It… Read more »

Sharing, gratitude and hope: BCcampus heads to OpenEd17

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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference is just around the corner and we are excited as ever to attend and participate in this much-anticipated annual event. If you’re attending, either in-person or online, be sure to say hello! #OpenEd17 Post by Erin Beattie, Digital Media Strategist, BCcampus In attendance from BCcampus, are Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, Rajiv Jhangiani, Advisor, Open Education, Amanda Coolidge, Senior… Read more »

Open Education announcements from BCcampus

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The back-to-school term has started off with a bang and we have lots of exciting things to report, such as the brand new Awards for Excellence in Open Education, currently accepting your submissions. We would also like to share a few newsworthy items as we continue to contribute to the open education movement – globally. Cape Town Declaration A couple of weeks ago, Mary Burgess,… Read more »

Open Education Stories: Removing Barriers to Access with Jennifer Barker

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We’re kicking off a new series of videos to share stories of how open education is transforming teaching and learning across B.C’s post-secondary sector and making education more accessible for all learners. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus In this video, Dr. Jennifer Barker, a Biology instructor at Douglas College, says that a big turning point that sparked her interest in open education… Read more »

B.C. libraries reshaping Wikipedia for Science Literacy Week

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On September 18, 2017, as part of Wikipedia Edit-a-thons with the goal of giving faculty, students and staff practical experiencing editing and improving Wikipedia by contributing to articles about Canadian scientists. The event is an example of how institutions can work together to teach digital literacy and improve the Internet. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus This is the second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused… Read more »