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 »

Open textbooks make education more accessible and affordable

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The Province is providing BCcampus with $250,000 for the creation, modification, distribution, and evaluation of textbooks for the British Columbia adult graduation diploma (or adult dogwood diploma). Courses covered include math, English, science, social science, computer studies, and education and career planning. Adult Basic Education, tuition-free since September 2017, will become even more affordable with free textbooks for students who want to complete high school,… Read more »

BCcampus project aims to provide health program students with experiential learning opportunities

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Glynda Rees, Rob Kruger, and Janet Morrison recently learned that their open textbook on Health Case Studies was the 4th most popular book in BCcampus’ Open Textbook collection with 270,000 visits and 18,000 downloads already in the first half of 2018. In their own words, “we were gobsmacked.” Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects About 4 years ago, a group of interested faculty… Read more »

BCcampus – 15th anniversary

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“Together — one of the most inspiring words in the English language. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” ~Edward Everett Hale In the fifteen years since we officially launched, we’ve seen the iteration, execution, and evolution of a wide range of ideas intended to improve the teaching and learning landscape across the province and around the world. We’ve… Read more »

New Leadership for ETUG

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The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) story began in 1994, and today marks the start of a new chapter for this grassroots community. At a small ceremony in the Victoria office of BCcampus, we thanked co-chairs Janine Hirtz, Senior Educational Consultant in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and Jason Toal, Interaction Specialist in the Teaching and Learning… Read more »

Announcing BCcampus’ 2018 Open Education Grant recipients

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BCcampus’ Open Education Grants program is supported by both the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training and the Hewlett Foundation. The grants are intended to achieve the following strategic goals of the BCcampus Open Education team: Increase access to higher education Improve student learning outcomes Increase flexible teaching and learning options for educators Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education This year, BCcampus… Read more »