12 Apps of Christmas for Teaching and Learning

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On December 1st, ETUG will launch the first B.C. 12 Apps of Christmas for teaching and learning. Similar to the successful U.K. event, this fast, fun, micro-learning opportunity is free, open, online and offered to you by B.C. post-secondary educators for B.C. post-secondary educators. All are welcome to participate.   Sylvia Riessner, long time ETUG member and a BCcampus Facilitating Learning Online leader, participated in four… Read more »


A new Chair for the BC Teaching and Learning Council

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If you ask Vivian Forssman what technology she uses to boost her leadership productivity, the answer is surprising: “I pick up the phone,” she says. “I’m a bit old-school that way. I like to get things done fast.” Despite this confession, Vivian is keenly aware of new technologies, particularly those changing the landscape for the delivery of post-secondary education. Day-to-day, she is the Director of… Read more »


EDUCAUSE Annual Conference highlights Next Generation Digital Learning Environments & Learning Analytics

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EDUCAUSE is one of the largest conferences in North America focusing on post-secondary Information Technology. The 2016 edition drew over 8000 participants from around the world, representing institutional I.T. departments, teaching & learning centres, educational technologists, and product & service companies supporting post-secondary IT. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology from the annual EDUCAUSE conference which took place October 25-28 in Anaheim, California. I went… Read more »


Two “seriously fun” events to advance your teaching and learning practice

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In February 2017, BCcampus invites you to join us for one or two exciting workshops that invite you to think visually and creatively about facilitation, engagement, and learning. VizEd: Going Visual in Post-Secondary Education Facilitated by Nancy White and Tracy Kelly, participants will experience an active, fun, full day of drawing and exploring practices for going visual with in our teaching and learning work. No art… Read more »


Supporting Indigenized spaces in post-secondary professional learning

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The Indigenization Project has grown since it was announced this past April. This collaborative project will develop open educational professional learning resources that contribute to an increased awareness and understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures and perspectives, and ways of knowing for those who work in post-secondary institutions. Ultimately, this incorporation of Indigenous epistemologies into professional practice will enable post-secondary institutions to continue to: Develop the… Read more »


BCcampus Educational Technology: Fall Projects and Demos

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BCcampus has a very busy fall on the go, with lots of new EdTech initiatives and projects to keep us busy, as such, here’s a rundown of what you can expect from BCcampus’ Educational Technology. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technologies EdTech Demos This is a new educational technology initiative here at BCcampus, designed to help expose the system to some new ideas and educational technologies. These… Read more »


The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review

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A huge aspect of learning is taking the time to reflect on the hard work, accomplishments, and even the failures along the way. These moments help us all grow as learners, teachers and community members. The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review shows our openness and transparency so that our stakeholders can see and better understand the services we have available, what we’ve been working on and… Read more »


The BC Open Textbook Project celebrates four years of success

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Students in B.C. are celebrating four years of free open textbooks and up to $2.3 million in savings through the BC Open Textbook Project. The BC Open Textbook Project is the first government-sponsored initiative of its kind in Canada. It is estimated that more than 18,000 students in B.C. have benefitted from using open textbooks since the project was first announced on Oct. 16, 2012…. Read more »


What defines an excellent course?

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The answer is easy, it’s design and facilitation. Because after all, content is just content without it. That’s where we come in. Through Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) and Facilitator Development Online (FDO) workshops, we guide educators in these 5-week and 2-week intensive sessions to learn how to actively facilitate learning. As we mentioned in an earlier post, our FLO and FDO sessions continue to draw… Read more »