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 »


The BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative

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Since the fall of 2015, BCcampus has been supporting the work of the BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative (BCOETC). The BCOETC is a loose-knit, tightly-honed group of educators dedicated to working together to address a common desire of providing open source web-based educational tools to educators. “The BCOETC grew out of the work of the BCNET open education group,” says Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology,… Read more »


BCcampus walks the talk with Liberating Structures

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We are thrilled to see – and support – the adoption of Liberating Structures among our colleagues in B.C. higher education.  At BCcampus, we are also using Liberating Structures to support conversations, collaboration, and innovation within our organization. Back in 2013, (thanks to Nancy White ) we discovered these powerful approaches to facilitation. Then in early 2015, we supported some of our staff to attend… Read more »


BCcampus Staff Spotlight: EdTech and Collaborative Services

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This week we are highlighting two BCcampus staff members who have quite different jobs on the surface, but their commonalities are part of some of the most important work we do – enable stakeholders. This is the fourth installment in the staff highlight series, following in the footsteps of Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus, the Professional Learning team, and the Open Education team. We are really excited to share… Read more »


Supporting the Indigenization of higher education in B.C.

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Starting this spring, BCcampus on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education will begin the facilitation of the system-wide Indigenization of Curriculum and Cultural Awareness training project (ICCAT) for post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. The project will support the development of open educational resources that will be accessible to faculty and staff at all post-secondary institutions so that they can be better prepared to meet… Read more »


Faculty share bold ideas & lessons learned from Scholarly Inquiry practice

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As a strong advocate for scholarly and evidence-based teaching and learning practices, BCcampus creates spaces to support this work through various sessions, symposia, and workshops. These learning opportunities help to support scholarly teaching and learning practices in British Columbia by bringing together educators and thought leaders as a way to connect and share their research and resources with others in the higher ed community. At the… Read more »


Practicing openness and sharing through partnerships

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BCcampus and Lumen Learning are pleased to announce a new partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate more closely to support the effective creation and use of open educational resources (OER).  Both organizations are deeply involved in improving access to post-secondary education through the use of open practices. For both BCcampus and Lumen Learning, this means not only replacing traditionally published resources with… Read more »


The BCOER Librarians are cultivating a community of practice

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Inspired by the growing open education movement in British Columbia, the BCOER Librarians are a grassroots group of academic librarians in B.C, who came together as a community of practice to increase their knowledge, interest, and expertise in open educational resources (OER) and to share their ideas, tools, and strategies for promoting and supporting them. These librarians focus on the education and professional development of… Read more »