BCcampus’ Amanda Coolidge to serve on the 2017 OEC Board of Directors

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Great news! Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education has been elected to sit on the Open Education Consortium’s Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the board members include: Participate in board meetings and online discussions; Active participation on initiatives and/or committees, board sub-groups or working groups; Promote participation and membership in the Consortium; Cultivation and encouragement of board members and nominees; High level financial responsibility for… Read more »


BCcampus Open Textbook Summit 2017 – May 24-25

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The next Open Textbook Summit is slated for May 24-25 at Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre in Vancouver. Join us for two days of workshops and presentations that explore how open practices can influence open textbook development to enhance teaching and learning. Sharing. Communicating. Collaborating. One of the most important takeaways from the last Open Textbook Summit was the creation of a sense of community;… Read more »


BCcampus developers committed to building sustainable digital infrastructures

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BCcampus is a hub for new and innovative technologies in B.C. and development is our middle name, but much of what you don’t see is behind the curtain so we thought we’d push that back to reveal how we’ve managed to stay current in the ever-changing digital environment. Web development presents many barriers, opportunities and crafty solutions, and as we collectively grow, we need to… Read more »


The Indigenization Project: Environmental Scan Update

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In this video, Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects and Dianne Biin, Project Manager and Content Developer, Indigenization Project talk about what they discovered in the environmental scan of Indigenized professional development resources accessed by post-secondary institutions across the province. Learn more: BCcampus Indigenization Environmental Scan Summary Join us at an upcoming event: Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Feb. 6 – Mar. 10, 2017 VizEd: Going Visual for… Read more »


Kaltura Shared Service expands

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The provincial Kaltura Shared Service is expanding from 5 to 8 institutions as the project moves out of the pilot phase. Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University join existing Kaltura Shared Service institutions Langara College, University of Northern British Columbia Douglas College, University of the Fraser Valley, and College of the Rockies in the Kaltura Shared Service as the service officially comes… Read more »


Storming the Ivory Tower: A Workshop on Transforming Post-Secondary Education

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Introduction by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Last fall, Leva Lee of BCcampus and Steven Bishop of Douglas College wrote the article below about a workshop facilitated by Ross Laird, a Vancouver-based author and consultant. The relevancy of this conversation can’t be overstated. We need to be thinking of students as whole people, not identical empty vessels to be filled with content. As we work… Read more »


Upcoming Learning Opportunities at BCcampus

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The first quarter of 2017 features four events to add value to your teaching and learning practices and environments. The Professional Learning team at BCcampus is hosting a pair of workshops in February, offering unique and powerful ways to facilitate learning. There is also an online EdTech Demo in January, and a course about facilitating learning online – delivered online – starting in February. VizEd… Read more »


BCcampus launches Early Years BC

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BCcampus is pleased to announce the launch of earlyyearsbc.ca, a professional development web portal based on user-driven content that supports access to, and a selection of, professional development learning opportunities for early years professionals throughout British Columbia. Upcoming training events displayed at earlyyearsbc.ca are provided by organizers from over 75 agencies throughout British Columbia, including several B.C. post-secondary institutions. Workshops, courses, conferences, and seminars can be viewed by… Read more »


Top 5 BCcampus Blog Posts of 2016

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2016 has been brisk, to say the least, with many of us traveling around Canada and the U.S. to attend events, speak at conferences, collaborate with colleagues from the post-secondary sector and one of us even had the opportunity to travel all the way to Cape Town, South Africa as a 2016 Institute for Open Leadership Fellow. As we look forward to all that 2017 will… Read more »