2017 Symposium Keynote: Dr. Nancy Chick!

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We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Nancy Chick as a keynote speaker to the 2017 Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education. Nancy Chick is the University Chair in Teaching and Learning, the Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, and Teaching Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is co-editor of two books on signature pedagogies (Stylus, 2008, 2012) and author… Read more »


Science Literacy Week Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at B.C. Post-Secondary Libraries

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National Science Literacy Week is Sept 18-24, 2017. Libraries, museums, schools and community science groups will be celebrating Canadian science and scientists through a number of events. One of the events to start things off will be libraries at BCIT, Kwantlen Polytechnic, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia and perhaps a few others will be hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons starting on September 18, 2017. Post… Read more »


Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group: June Update

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Just a brief update on the June meeting of the Vancouver Liberating Structures user group  which was a deep dive and lively conversation  on the exciting potential of Liberating Structures (LS) to truly engage the mind, heart and body of our students,  and an exploration on whether we are helping to prepare our students/learners for engagement with us, with each other, and with what they are… Read more »


BC Open Textbook Collection – 5 new books

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During the past couple of weeks, we have added the following five new books to the BC Open Textbook Collection. 1) Exploring Movie Construction and Production  Description: Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types… Read more »


Symposium: Call for Proposals & Registration open!

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Symposium 2017: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education When: November 6, 2017 Location: Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia (map) Submit a Proposal Symposium 2017 call for proposals are now closed. Proposals will be reviewed by the planning committee: Aug 28 – Sep 8, 2017, email notifications will be sent to presenters (acceptance/decline) by Friday, Sep 8, 2017.   Register Now Registration includes… Read more »


BCcampus is pleased to announce the 2017 Open Education Grant recipients

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BCcampus’ Open Education Grants program is supported by both the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation. The grants are intended to achieve the strategic goals of the BCcampus Open Education team: To increase access to higher education, To improve student learning outcomes, To increase flexible teaching and learning options for educators. This year, BCcampus distributed three types of grants for Open Education. They… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Leonne Beebe

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Leonne Beebe! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? I wanted to learn more about what it is like to facilitate an online course by taking small steps – first as a “shadow” facilitator responsible for a few activities, then as a volunteer co-facilitator with the… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Tracy Kelly

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Tracy Kelly! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? The need for more, better, different strategies for facilitating learning online was clear to me in my work in ID and faculty development at an institution that did a lot of online and blended learning. So often,… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Beth Cougler Blom

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Beth Cougler Blom! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? I became involved in teaching the Instructional Skills Workshop Online at RRU in 2012 and have been teaching that course and then FLO ever since. I love co-facilitating FLO because I learn something new each time… Read more »


The BCcampus 2016/17 Annual Review

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In a post-secondary system as dynamic and diverse as British Columbia’s, we have many opportunities to learn from each other. It is within this context that BCcampus operates. Our organization works hard to build collaborative relationships with post-secondary partners province-wide and to bring them together to learn. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus In 2016, we saw more B.C. faculty and instructors than ever… Read more »