CNIE 2014 Keynote Speaker Preview: Brian Lamb, Director of Innovation at Thompson Rivers University

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The 2014 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Conference takes places on May 13 – 16 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. The theme for this year’s conference: Confluences –  Spaces, Place and Cultures for Innovative Learning. There’s still time to register! And, to whet your appetite BCcampus will be featuring some of the keynote speakers for this event, beginning with today’s blog post… Read more »


A Faculty Perspective on Open Textbooks

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Recently I have found myself at many meetings and events (e.g., the Open Textbook summit) centered on Open Education. Despite my non-representativeness due to self-selection, I am often called upon at these meetings to represent the “faculty perspective.” As much as I would love to do this, in my experience, there is no single faculty(…)


Five lessons learned at the Open Textbooks Summit 2014

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It has been a fantastic year for Open Textbooks. Case in point: last year we had 30 people at the Open Textbooks Summit. This year we had 130. Key themes picked up this year were: sharing is what Open Textbooks and OER are all about, and no one has to do it alone. We live-streamed and live-blogged  the first day of the two-day conference because… Read more »


Jon Festinger: 5 lessons learned from using UBC’s open publishing platforms

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John Fetzinger

Jon Festinger is a Vancouver, British Columbia based lawyer whose passion for teaching and law grew from his experiences as a lawyer and executive across the spectrum of media, communications, sports and entertainment. Jon is the author of the first edition of “Video Game Law” published by LexisNexis in 2005 and a co-author of the 2nd Edition that was published in 2012. He is also an… Read more »


Championing OER at Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Dr. Alan Davis

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Faculty who adopt, modify and create open textbooks and other Open Educational Resources are essential in order for OER to thrive. However, an OER champion in the senior administration can bring OER out from the confines of a few good practitioners to widespread acceptance throughout an institution and throughout the higher education system. Dr. Alan Davis, the President of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), serves on… Read more »


5 Questions with Novak Rogic on the impact of open publishing platforms and flexible learning

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Novak Rogic is the Web Strategy Manager at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). He is responsible for university’s open publishing platforms. He is interested in supporting students move from being passive learners to active producers through sustainable technological platforms and flexible educational frameworks. 1. Can you give us a snapshot of the Centre? The Centre focuses on integration… Read more »


BC Open Textbook Summit April 16-17

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Next week over 100 people will be in Vancouver for the 2nd BC Open Textbook Summit. The Open Textbook Summit happens April 16 -17, 2014 (Wednesday-Thursday), and brings together leaders in the Open Textbook field, faculty who are reviewing, adopting and developing Open Textbooks, student advocates, librarians, institutional administrators, government officials, and policy staff. The event will be live streamed. For more information, visit the Open… Read more »


Open Textbook Summit Preview: Nicole Allen and Ethan Senack

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Our two-day open textbook summit takes place on April 16 and 17 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, B.C. While registration for this event is now closed, we will be sharing our insights and key observations from the summit online. Two student advocates for textbook affordability, open access and open education Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing… Read more »


Open Textbook Summit Preview: Dr. David Wiley and Kim Thanos, Lumen Learning

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Our two-day open textbook summit takes place on April 16 and 17 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, B.C. While registration for this event is now closed, we will be sharing our insights and key observations from the summit online. Dr. David Wiley and Kim Thanos, the two co-founders of Lumen Learning, will be giving this year’s keynote address. Regular readers of… Read more »


Spotlight on SFU: EdMedia Protégé Program

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Beginning April 1 right through the beginning of June, the EdMedia team at Simon Fraser University’s Teaching and Learning Centre will get a whole lot busier. That’s when a new cohort of SFU faculty members, who are interested in being better media creators, will immerse themselves in the 10-week blended delivery program. The Teaching and Learning Centre EdMedia team launched the program last year. And,… Read more »