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 »


Staff Spotlight: The BCcampus Open Education team

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BCcampus contributes to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources. We encourage educators to develop and share educational resources and expertise by promoting open and accessible networks and educational practice models. Wherever possible the use of OER and open applications are encouraged, particularly through our major collaborative project in open textbook adoption, adaptation, and creation: the B.C. Open Textbook Project. This is… Read more »


Cultivating open pedagogy through book builders

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In 2015, faculty members, Stephen Ross and Matt Huculak at the University of Victoria created the Open Modernisms Anthology Builder (OpenMods), through grant funding by the B.C. Open Textbook Project to produce an openly licensed teaching resource. OpenMods is an online platform which enables instructors to build their own literary anthologies for the1850–1950 period.   A year after its inception, we’ve caught up with Stephen Ross and… Read more »


BCcampus faculty bursary winner, Elle Ting, shares her transformative learning experience

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When BCcampus generously offered me a faculty bursary to attend the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (STLHE) in 2015, I leapt at the chance to be there.  It was my first STLHE conference, and I was getting full VIP access.  What I didn’t know at the time was that my admittance into STLHE would play a pivotal role in a wished-for-but-not-completely-planned… Read more »


Facilitating learning and professional development online through powerful workshops

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Our Professional Learning team plans and facilitates many wonderful events and workshops for educators, leaders and professional staff in B.C., and two of the most popular are our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) and Facilitator Development Online (FDO) workshops. Back in September 2013, BCcampus began offering the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop, our very first cohort-based and password protected online course. FLO is five weeks long, and introduces research-based… Read more »


Staff Spotlight: Meet the Professional Learning team

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As part of our staff highlight section, we’d like to draw attention to the amazing Professional Learning team, the people who bring a wide range of teaching and learning workshops, sessions, topics, groups, events and opportunities for B.C.’s higher education communities. The Professional Learning team thrives on collaboration with the post-secondary institutions in B.C. and continually join together to create incredibly successful events for BCcampus… Read more »