Award for Excellence in Open Education – Christina Hendricks

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It is with great pleasure that BCcampus announces the newest recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education, Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching in the Philosophy Department at the University of British Columbia. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus A well-known Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Christina is also the Deputy Academic Director of the… Read more »


BCcampus Scholarly Teaching Fellows: Golden and Ready to Go!

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What do video games, a yurt, students as partners and metacognition all have in common? They’re all part of the 2018-19 BCcampus Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team In September, BCcampus announced a call for the 2018-19 Scholarly Teaching Fellows. This new program provides support for B.C. post-secondary educators to conduct research on improving student learning, and to share their results and… Read more »


Festival of Learning 2018 – Update

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We’re about 100 days away from Festival of Learning 2018 (May 28 – 30), and our program committee and organizing teams are hard at work, ensuring we have everything in place to deliver another exceptional learning experience. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team The Festival of Learning 2018 – #FoL18 – will take place on May 28 – 30, 2018, at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront…. Read more »


Agile Software Development at BCcampus

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At BCcampus, we develop numerous open source software applications. A crucial component of our application development is SCRUM, a lightweight framework for Agile development. This framework, along with engineering best practices, allows for rapid delivery of high-quality software. It also provides a business approach that aligns development with user needs and company goals. The overhead of the process is kept as small as possible, to maximize the… Read more »


Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows

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BCcampus welcomes applications for the 2018-2019 Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowships. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education BCcampus is in the process of identifying post-secondary faculty in British Columbia for three 1-year Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowships. Successful candidates will help raise awareness of open educational practices through advocacy and will conduct, present, and publish research on open educational practices (including,… Read more »


BCcampus Honoured with SPARC Innovator Award

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PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC – As enthusiasm for Open grows in British Columbia, those wondering why it has taken off so strongly here need to look no further than BCcampus. BCcampus is a Canadian government agency that works with post-secondary institutions to help adapt teaching and learning practices to best serve students. In 2012, it launched the BC Open Textbook Project and has since become a… Read more »


Tales from the yurt: Creating a ripple effect in learning and teaching

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In Spring 2017, the BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) met in Kelowna. During a Strategic Doing session, Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation at Northwest Community College (NWCC) proposed to support post-secondary educators to conduct small-scale inquiry projects about their teaching and student learning in the context of a community of practice. Her hope was to create a ripple effect on teaching and… Read more »


BCcampus launches the Educational Electronic Health Record System Project in B.C.

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BCcampus is leading the development of a new educational technology for the classroom in the Educational Electronic Health Record System Project (EdEHR). This project is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and will build on existing research and development completed by an interest group from BCIT, Douglas College, UBC, and UVic. Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects In support of… Read more »


“And to all a good night!”: Wrapping up B.C.’s second annual 12 Apps of Christmas

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On December 19, 2017, the second annual 12 Apps of Christmas BC came to an end. Beginning December 4th, the fine folks of the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) profiled a new app each day, introducing the app and how it might be used for teaching and learning. This year, the 12 Apps of Christmas BC  was organized by Keith Webster, Royal Roads University and… Read more »