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 »


Advancing Open Pedagogy

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Amanda Coolidge and I recently spent a few days on a Mississippi river boat with a lot of big Open Education brains thanks to the very generous Hewlett Foundation. Some of the discussions that happened on the boat were about next steps for our Open work and about being more transparent with each other about our development. This blog post is our crack at that…. Read more »


Festival of Learning: Celebrating Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

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On June 6- 9, 2016, join us for the inaugural Festival of Learning, the teaching and learning event of the year where educators, leaders and professional staff will find a variety of opportunities to learn, laugh, create and collaborate with colleagues from across B.C. – extending well beyond one’s existing networks. The Festival of Learning is a culmination of extraordinary annual events, existing groups, and… Read more »


Faculty advocates helping to spread the OER movement across B.C.

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The B.C. Open Textbook team is excited to announce three instructors who have joined BCcampus to fulfill a one-year term as our Faculty Fellows. Our 2016/17 Faculty Fellows: Jennifer Kirkey, Douglas College, Rod Lidstone, Camosun College and Arthur Gill Green, Okanagan College will work together to encourage greater educational and institutional uptake of open textbooks and the use of open educational resources in the B.C…. Read more »


Putting EdTech tools into the hands of faculty with CASA

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In the Fall of 2015, Clint Lalonde started a new role with BCcampus, as the Manager, Educational Technologies and as such, he’s bringing creative ideas to life and scanning the horizon for new EdTech projects for us to try, test and implement.  Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technologies – adapted from clintlalonde.net One of the projects I’ve been thinking about (and writing about) is the work with Sandstorm… Read more »


Inside ETUG: An Instructor shares her tips, tricks and takeaways from the Unconference

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The Education Technology Users Group (ETUG) is growing in size and popularity, and we have many instructors who are keen to share their feedback from one or many of the sessions they’ve attended. Following on the heels of the interview with Camosun College’s Daniel Reeve, we asked Barbara Wuhrer, an Instructor from the Langara School of Management to share with us her experiences and takeaways… Read more »


B.C. post-secondary educators share their insight for the future of EdTech in 2016

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As we look ahead in 2016, seven B.C. post-secondary leaders share with us the top Educational Technologies they are excited to learn, test and teach. Find out which technology trends are on the radar of these EdTech specialists and which ones we should be keeping a closer eye on in the not-too-distant future. Lucas Wright – Learning Technology Specialist, University of British Columbia “An interesting trend… Read more »


Exploring faculty use of Open Educational Resources in B.C. post-secondary institutions

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The findings in this report provide a snapshot of the B.C. post-secondary system as a whole, we also explore similarities and differences in OER use among faculty across the three institution types in British Columbia: research-intensive universities, teaching-intensive universities, and colleges/institutes. Led by the 2014/15 B.C. Open Textbook Faculty Fellows, Rajiv S. Jhangiani, KPU, Christina Hendricks, UBC and Jessie Key, VIU, and in collaboration with Rebecca… Read more »


Spotlight: Getting to know Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus

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As part of a new series, we will share behind-the-scenes stories, experiences, and tips on what makes our staff truly shine and what makes BCcampus continue to thrive as the small, but robust organization that it is. We were able to catch up with Denise Goudy to ask her a few questions about what it is like to be the Director of BCcampus, here’s what… Read more »