Why Should I Give My Work Away: An excerpt from the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide

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A while back, during a presentation I was making at a faculty workshop, an instructor sitting at the back of the room looked unconvinced as I described the advantages of using open textbooks in the classroom. When the discussion turned to open licences and how they worked, she raised her hand and asked, “Why should I give my work away?” I had heard this question… Read more »


Open Education Stories: Learning Between the Lines with OER

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In 2017, Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean, Aerospace Technology Campus, and Serhat Beyenir Instructor, Power Engineering, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) developed an openly licensed lab manual as a way to bridge the conceptual and the technical in Power Engineering and improve student learning and engagement. Post by Lucas Wright, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus Sanja and Serhat teach courses at BCIT that prepare… Read more »


What’s New With FLO?

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Over the years FLO Enthusiasts have been refining and growing the collection of Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) courses, affectionately referred to as the “FLO family of courses”, and there’s no stopping us! Here’s a glimpse of what the future holds. Post by Sylvia Currie, Manager, Learning & Teaching, BCcampus We’ve listened to your feedback and FLO will become more affordable and more modularized. We will… Read more »


Liberating Structures at the Festival of Learning

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If, like @FoodSociologist, you are wondering whether Liberating Structures (LS) will feature again at the Festival of Learning this year… we are pleased to let you know YES!  Here is where to find Liberating Structures at the Festival of Learning (that we know of, so far…) Post by Tracy Kelly, Senior Manager, Learning & Teaching Sessions specifically about LS: Liberating Structures: Unleash and Include Everyone (90-min session): Come… Read more »


Standing out from the crowd: The UnCommon Women

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Inclusivity and accessibility are values that we keep very close to our hearts at BCcampus, so when we heard about UnCommon Women we were instantly intrigued and wanted to get involved. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team In 2017 Kelsey Merkley, Public Lead at Creative Commons Canada, started UnCommon Women because she saw a gap between the women in senior operations roles and the men in… Read more »


Award for Excellence in Open Education – Inba Kehoe

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And the winner is… Inba Kehoe! We are delighted to announce Inba Kehoe, Scholarly Communication & Research Repository Librarian at the University of Victoria (UVic), as the newest recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Other honourees include Irwin DeVries, Tara Robertson, Christina Hendricks, and Tannis Morgan. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus Inba has been involved for many years… Read more »


Survey results on a B.C. Post-secondary Teaching and Learning Professional Development Resource

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In December 2017, BCcampus announced a new project aimed at developing a professional development web resource for B.C. post-secondary educators and leaders of teaching and learning. In January and February 2018, we conducted a survey of B.C. post-secondary faculty and staff, asking for feedback on the use, priorities, features, and functions of this type of resource. Here is a summary of a few of our findings based… Read more »


Not Just Another Textbook: An excerpt from the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide

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So, you’ve decided to write and self-publish a textbook. And not just any textbook — an open textbook. Before you begin, it’s important to understand the differences between an open textbook and a standard textbook, and how these contrasting characteristics might affect the open textbook author and publishing process. Post by Lauri M. Aesoph, Manager, Open Education Open vs. closed Open textbooks are open educational resources or… Read more »


Let us help you take your professional development to the next level!

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BCcampus is pleased to offer financial support for instructors and teaching faculty who want to attend Festival of Learning 2018. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team We’ve recently launched the new Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E) and encourage all those eligible to apply! What is it? Financial support for registration, accommodation, and travel costs to attend Festival of Learning 2018. Support can be for full… Read more »