Top 5 BCcampus Blog Posts of 2016

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2016 has been brisk, to say the least, with many of us traveling around Canada and the U.S. to attend events, speak at conferences, collaborate with colleagues from the post-secondary sector and one of us even had the opportunity to travel all the way to Cape Town, South Africa as a 2016 Institute for Open Leadership Fellow. As we look forward to all that 2017 will… Read more »


Happy holidays from all of us at BCcampus

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As we get ready to head to our respective homes for the holidays, we can’t help but feel pride and gratitude for all of the amazing feats we’ve accomplished with you, our collaborators, throughout the year – and we’re just getting started! We look forward to sharing even bigger and bolder ideas and events in the new year. Like many of our partners in the B.C…. Read more »


In the BCcampus Sandbox: Guide on the Side

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This fall, BCcampus launched a sandbox project to test a tool called Guide on the Side. Guide on the Side, developed at the University of Arizona, is a tool designed to allow users to create interactive tutorials and walkthroughs of websites. Debra Flewelling first read about this tool via a listserve and was interested in bringing it to the Douglas College campus, where she works… Read more »


BCcampus Advisory Group – Call for Nominations

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The goals and priorities for BCcampus are established by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education in collaboration with BCcampus staff. These goals are based on our interactions with and feedback from the B.C. post-secondary sector, the three post-secondary sector councils (BC Colleges, BC Association of Institutes and Universities and the Research University’s Council of BC), the BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC), and the Stewardship Committee for the… Read more »


12 Apps of Christmas for Teaching and Learning

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On December 1st, ETUG will launch the first B.C. 12 Apps of Christmas for teaching and learning. Similar to the successful U.K. event, this fast, fun, micro-learning opportunity is free, open, online and offered to you by B.C. post-secondary educators for B.C. post-secondary educators. All are welcome to participate.   Sylvia Riessner, long time ETUG member and a BCcampus Facilitating Learning Online leader, participated in four… Read more »


A new Chair for the BC Teaching and Learning Council

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If you ask Vivian Forssman what technology she uses to boost her leadership productivity, the answer is surprising: “I pick up the phone,” she says. “I’m a bit old-school that way. I like to get things done fast.” Despite this confession, Vivian is keenly aware of new technologies, particularly those changing the landscape for the delivery of post-secondary education. Day-to-day, she is the Director of… Read more »


EDUCAUSE Annual Conference highlights Next Generation Digital Learning Environments & Learning Analytics

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EDUCAUSE is one of the largest conferences in North America focusing on post-secondary Information Technology. The 2016 edition drew over 8000 participants from around the world, representing institutional I.T. departments, teaching & learning centres, educational technologists, and product & service companies supporting post-secondary IT. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology from the annual EDUCAUSE conference which took place October 25-28 in Anaheim, California. I went… Read more »


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 »