BCcampus staff spotlight: Mary Burgess, Executive Director

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The stage is set and the curtains are drawn, it’s finally opening day at the Festival of Learning! To help kick off the celebrations, we’d like to share a few things about what makes BCcampus shine, and what better person than our very own Executive Director, Mary Burgess. This is the fifth installment in the staff highlight series, following in the footsteps of Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus, the Professional Learning… Read more »


Festival of Learning: Getting ready

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We are less than a week away from welcoming 400+ attendees to the Festival of Learning on June 6-9, 2016. For all of you that are attending, here is a list of items to help you get ready for the Festival. If you are still hoping to join us, there will be a limited amount of passes available on-site while supplies last. Registration Your festival… Read more »


Festival of Learning: Getting ready

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We are less than a week away from welcoming 400+ attendees to the Festival of Learning on June 6-9, 2016. For all of you that are attending, here is a list of items to help you get ready for the Festival. If you are still hoping to join us, there will be a limited amount of passes available on-site while supplies last. Registration Your festival… Read more »


BCcampus makes higher education more accessible across the province with OER

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BCcampus is a strong advocate for creating accessible teaching and learning materials for students and teachers in B.C. Align this with the work that our Open Education team is doing to make higher education more accessible, flexible and affordable for all learners across the province and you’ve got a winning combination. New open educational resources In the fall of 2015, we released 23 newly adopted… Read more »


Festival Session Highlight: Indigenous Teaching & Learning…

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Open session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)  This session will be a collection of stories, experiences and insights into how Vancouver Island University is using a principled-approach to work with faculty members to understand, apply and learn new ways of integrating Indigenous perspectives into their classrooms. This session will follow a similar format they used in building an Indigenous Learning Circle to share learning, ask questions and… Read more »


BCcampus helps students reach their full potential with WriteAway

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Spring 2014, British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) reported over 500 students in B.C. were supported during WriteAway’s first year and now we are happy to report that more than 3500 students have used this service. WriteAway is an online collaborative tutoring service which complements in-person assistance through post-secondary institutions and institutes’ writing and learning centres.  It serves those students who are not able to… Read more »


The BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative

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Since the fall of 2015, BCcampus has been supporting the work of the BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative (BCOETC). The BCOETC is a loose-knit, tightly-honed group of educators dedicated to working together to address a common desire of providing open source web-based educational tools to educators. “The BCOETC grew out of the work of the BCNET open education group,” says Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology,… Read more »


Festival of Learning – Behind-the-scenes

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These Festival ringleaders work tirelessly behind-the-scenes to bring you the fun, festive and information-filled teaching and learning event of the year. From its inception to opening day, there are many I’s to dot and T’s to cross and we wanted to take a moment to give these fantastic four the recognition they deserve. If you see them in the halls, around town or online please… Read more »