Two “seriously fun” events to advance your teaching and learning practice

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In February 2017, BCcampus invites you to join us for one or two exciting workshops that invite you to think visually and creatively about facilitation, engagement, and learning. VizEd: Going Visual in Post-Secondary Education Facilitated by Nancy White and Tracy Kelly, participants will experience an active, fun, full day of drawing and exploring practices for going visual with in our teaching and learning work. No art… Read more »


Supporting Indigenized spaces in post-secondary professional learning

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The Indigenization Project has grown since it was announced this past April. This collaborative project will develop open educational professional learning resources that contribute to an increased awareness and understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures and perspectives, and ways of knowing for those who work in post-secondary institutions. Ultimately, this incorporation of Indigenous epistemologies into professional practice will enable post-secondary institutions to continue to: Develop the… Read more »


BCcampus Educational Technology: Fall Projects and Demos

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BCcampus has a very busy fall on the go, with lots of new EdTech initiatives and projects to keep us busy, as such, here’s a rundown of what you can expect from BCcampus’ Educational Technology. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technologies EdTech Demos This is a new educational technology initiative here at BCcampus, designed to help expose the system to some new ideas and educational technologies. These… Read more »


The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review

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A huge aspect of learning is taking the time to reflect on the hard work, accomplishments, and even the failures along the way. These moments help us all grow as learners, teachers and community members. The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review shows our openness and transparency so that our stakeholders can see and better understand the services we have available, what we’ve been working on and… Read more »


The BC Open Textbook Project celebrates four years of success

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Students in B.C. are celebrating four years of free open textbooks and up to $2.3 million in savings through the BC Open Textbook Project. The BC Open Textbook Project is the first government-sponsored initiative of its kind in Canada. It is estimated that more than 18,000 students in B.C. have benefitted from using open textbooks since the project was first announced on Oct. 16, 2012…. Read more »


What defines an excellent course?

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The answer is easy, it’s design and facilitation. Because after all, content is just content without it. That’s where we come in. Through Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) and Facilitator Development Online (FDO) workshops, we guide educators in these 5-week and 2-week intensive sessions to learn how to actively facilitate learning. As we mentioned in an earlier post, our FLO and FDO sessions continue to draw… Read more »


Dust off your cauldrons for the ETUG Fall Workshop 2016

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The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is getting ready to host their much-anticipated ETUG Fall Workshop 2016 with a Halloween-inspired theme of “scary stories” from the EdTech bleeding edge. Don’t fear! This workshop is an opportunity to share your tales of failures, flops and EdTech experiences gone awry with other members of B.C.’s EdTech community. As the workshop title suggests, the Little (Work) Shop of… Read more »


Making professional development accessible for the B.C. early years sector

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Since 2015, BCcampus has led research to inform the development of a professional development web solution for the Provincial Office of the Early Years. With the goal of improving early years programs and services, the provincial government has sought to support training and increase access to professional development opportunities for those who work in the early years sector. Part of this initiative is a plan… Read more »


From borders to barriers, open textbooks make education accessible

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Back in August, we read a great article about Camosun College partnering with Arusha Technical College, in Tanzania, Africa to start up a Gas Transmission Technician Diploma Programme to meet the pipefitting needs of the local industry. This article piqued our interest, and we thought we should follow up with John Gordon, Chair, Plumbing, Pipe & Refrigeration Trades at Camosun College and his team to… Read more »


Celebrating the Festival of Learning

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For the first time, this past June, 400+ members of the B.C. post-secondary community got together to celebrate their work in teaching, learning, and technology. Over four days, folks from across B.C. and beyond got together to network with colleagues and share aspects of their teaching and learning practice and research. This ambitious cross-pollination of groups and ideas created many opportunities for networking, learning, and… Read more »