From borders to barriers, open textbooks make education accessible

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Back in August, we read a great article about Camosun College partnering with Arusha Technical College, in Tanzania, Africa to start up a Gas Transmission Technician Diploma Programme to meet the pipefitting needs of the local industry. This article piqued our interest, and we thought we should follow up with John Gordon, Chair, Plumbing, Pipe & Refrigeration Trades at Camosun College and his team to… Read more »


Celebrating the Festival of Learning

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For the first time, this past June, 400+ members of the B.C. post-secondary community got together to celebrate their work in teaching, learning, and technology. Over four days, folks from across B.C. and beyond got together to network with colleagues and share aspects of their teaching and learning practice and research. This ambitious cross-pollination of groups and ideas created many opportunities for networking, learning, and… Read more »


There’s big buzz at BCcampus this fall

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Welcome back! Over the summer, we took the time to plan, research and recharge and now we are ready to jump into the new term ahead of us with a lot of notable events and exciting things to share. From workshops to webinars, new tools and reports – keep your eyes on our channels to see the many great things we have in store for… Read more »


The Festival of Learning celebrates the higher education community

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Well, we’ve packed up our festival tent and headed back to our respective institutions, hopefully with lots of fun memories and useful takeaways that will enrich our work in higher education. Throughout the Festival of Learning, we were thrilled to see so many new and familiar faces, and hear your stories of inter-institutional sharing. If you have a story from your time at the festival, please consider sharing… Read more »


The BCcampus Help Desk Secret Service

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From answering IT related questions from students, administrators, and educators, to website maintenance and more – The BCcampus Help Desk team keeps all of our services running smoothly, all-the-while doing it with a cool, calm demeanour and a smile on their faces. This is the sixth installment in the staff highlight series, following in the footsteps of Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus, the Professional Learning team, the Open… Read more »


BCcampus staff spotlight: Mary Burgess, Executive Director

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The stage is set and the curtains are drawn, it’s finally opening day at the Festival of Learning! To help kick off the celebrations, we’d like to share a few things about what makes BCcampus shine, and what better person than our very own Executive Director, Mary Burgess. This is the fifth installment in the staff highlight series, following in the footsteps of Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus, the Professional Learning… Read more »


Festival of Learning: Getting ready

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We are less than a week away from welcoming 400+ attendees to the Festival of Learning on June 6-9, 2016. For all of you that are attending, here is a list of items to help you get ready for the Festival. If you are still hoping to join us, there will be a limited amount of passes available on-site while supplies last. Registration Your festival… Read more »


BCcampus makes higher education more accessible across the province with OER

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BCcampus is a strong advocate for creating accessible teaching and learning materials for students and teachers in B.C. Align this with the work that our Open Education team is doing to make higher education more accessible, flexible and affordable for all learners across the province and you’ve got a winning combination. New open educational resources In the fall of 2015, we released 23 newly adopted… Read more »


BCcampus helps students reach their full potential with WriteAway

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Spring 2014, British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) reported over 500 students in B.C. were supported during WriteAway’s first year and now we are happy to report that more than 3500 students have used this service. WriteAway is an online collaborative tutoring service which complements in-person assistance through post-secondary institutions and institutes’ writing and learning centres.  It serves those students who are not able to… Read more »