Student Services Survey Results

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Purpose of the Survey The Student Services Survey was conducted by BCcampus in order to understand what kinds of issues post-secondary students are having with the current student services and to find out how BCcampus can better help these students. Duration and Respondents The survey ran for 18 days in April 2013, and was published by email, on course homepages, and on Social Networks. The… Read more »

Best of BCcampus – Our Big List of Online Videos and Channels

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Over the summer, we have been highlighting a series of our best and most interesting posts we’ve published this past academic year. We had fun writing them, so we hope you enjoy reading them. For this edition, we’re focusing on online video. We started with YouTube – where over 72 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. And, over 4 billion hours… Read more »

Best-of-BCcampus blog posts: from hype cycles and technology triggers, to open data and mobile apps

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Over July and August, we’ll be highlighting a series of our best and most interesting posts we’ve published this past academic year. We had fun writing them, so we hope you enjoy reading them. Meet David Wrate, Tannis Morgan and David Kernohan Among our two highest read blog posts this past spring were our five questions with David Wrate and Tannis Morgan. David is the… Read more »

Call for Proposals: ETUG Fall Workshop 2013

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This Fall’s ETUG event, to be held on November 15, 2013 at Royal Roads University, invites you to explore perceptions of quality in education. We invite proposals that seek: to define what quality means; to explore the relationships among quality and key values in education such as diversity, engagement, creativity and flexibility; to showcase quality assurance and continuous improvement within classrooms, disciplines, or institutions; to offer plans, projects… Read more »

A Quick Snapshot of Our Open Textbook Project

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Phase one of our Open Textbook Review Project is underway. Reviews are due by September 3 and will be posted on our site with their associated textbooks. Here are the highlights: 10 new open texts were posted on the BCcampus website. 60 applications were received to review an open textbook. 17 public and three private institutions are represented. An honorarium of $250 will be provided… Read more »

Best of BCcampus blog posts: from MOOCs to smart apps and even smarter people

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Summer provides us all with an opportunity to slow down and catch up with our reading. Our BCcampus editorial team works hard all year to research and publish informative content about the intersection of technology and the post-secondary sector. Over July and August, we’ll be highlighting a series of our best and most interesting posts we’ve published this past academic year. We had fun writing… Read more »

Open in B.C.: Breaking down barriers through collaboration

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The biggest barrier to open education is a lack of knowledge—we just haven’t marketed it well enough. That’s according to David Porter, the executive director of BCcampus and a long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities. He shared his thoughts about Harnessing the resonant value in open education: Localizing openness and innovation at the 7th annual Walls Optional conference, which took place at Victoria’s Camosun College in May…. Read more »

Give and take: how an open copyright policy improves post-secondary institutions

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Cable Green, the director of global learning for Creative Commons, believes that publicly funded education materials should be freely and openly available to everyone. He shared his thinking on Open Educational Resources: Sharing, Open Policy and Creative Commons at the 7th annual Walls Optional conference, which took place at Victoria’s Camosun College in May. When work is either in the public domain, or released under an… Read more »

Welcome to the wireless, connected school in a pencil box

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Did you know that there’s a system that makes it possible to take an online class, even if you’re in the middle of nowhere with no power or internet access? It’s called the Classroom-Without-Walls, and it’s tiny and inexpensive—small enough to fit in your backpack with a price tag of $120. The Commonwealth of Learning designed the CWW to help post-secondary students in developing countries—where access to… Read more »

4 Ways to Grow BC’s Open Educator Community

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Open education—a lofty goal with clear benefits. But if we’re going to get there, we need to find a way to support each other on this journey. Just how to do that was the topic of a recent Education Technology Users Group webinar. These free lunchtime webinars —known as TELLs (Tuesdays with the ETUG Lunch n’ Learn)—occur monthly and are open to the public. May’s TELL session… Read more »