BCcampus welcomes new Manager, DevOps

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BCcampus is very pleased to welcome David Shaykewich to our team as Manager, DevOps. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Dave will work with our existing team of awesome software wizards and product owners to manage and navigate the complex world of agile development for BCcampus’ projects and operations. Dave comes to us with two decades of leadership, DevOps and post-secondary experience, most of which have been… Read more »

Reviewing and Renewing: BCcampus is looking back and moving forward

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September is one of our favourite months as a new term is upon us and we have lots of things to share with you – from events to projects and guides – there is something for everyone! Read on to find out more… Post by BCcampus’ editorial team BCcampus Since April 2018, we have been collaborating with an incredible group of contractors to develop the new look and site structure… Read more »

BCcampus’ Indigenization Professional Learning Series

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One of the goals of BCcampus’ Indigenization Project was to support the co-creation of a professional learning series that support faculty and staff with the incorporation of Indigenous epistemologies into professional practice. Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects To help achieve this goal and ensure we are aligned with the communities we are committed to supporting, a Steering Committee was formed to include… Read more »

#TextbookBrokeBC 2018

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Over half of B.C. students do not buy the required textbooks for a course, and over a quarter of potential learners choose not to register for a class due to excessive textbook costs. #TextbookBrokeBC, an awareness campaign running on campuses across the province, is returning this fall to help educators and students understand that high-quality alternatives are available and affordable. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team… Read more »

Collaboration: The Key Ingredient for a Sustainable Open Education Movement

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In terms of educator awareness and grassroots support alone, the B.C. Open Textbook project is among the most successful in the world. Yet much work remains, as expensive commercial textbooks still represent the choice of the overwhelming majority of B.C. faculty for their courses. This is despite the fact that their high cost leads a majority of B.C. post-secondary students to not purchase at least… Read more »

Access to Professional Development Funding for BCcampus Fall Events

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BCcampus is pleased to offer financial support for instructors and teaching faculty who want to attend select events supported by BCcampus. We’ve recently launched the Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E) and encourage all those eligible to apply! Who is it for? Instructors and teaching faculty from all B.C. public post-secondary institutions. If you are currently teaching, have recently taught, or will teach soon at any B.C…. Read more »

Automating accessibility: A BCcampus sandbox pilot project

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This summer and fall, BCcampus is coordinating the testing of a new accessibility tool designed to help you achieve your institution’s accessibility strategy quickly and effectively, so all learners can benefit from the course materials you’ve created. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team We’ve always been strong advocates for the development and use of accessible teaching and learning materials. By focusing on the three tenets of… Read more »

Identify Support: An excerpt from the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide

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Many hands make light work. — English Proverb Self-publishing a book is not new. With advances in technology and the advent of the Internet, this endeavour has been made that much easier. Still, producing your own book — especially a well-written, high-quality textbook — is a big undertaking, and for best results should include a team of individuals, each armed with skills that would otherwise be filled… Read more »

Building Relationships at Festival of Learning 2018

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Thank you for contributing to the wellness of the world Now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on #FoL18, we wanted to share some favourite moments and memories! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team What made the 2018 Festival of Learning experience so unique? Was it the keynote speakers, inviting lounge areas, and social events? Maybe it was the brilliant conversations led by educators… Read more »