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 »

Supporting Open Textbook Adoption in British Columbia

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Higher education practitioners in British Columbia have built and are sustaining an Open Practice community, but it hasn’t been a straight-line development process over the past 13 years, nor has it been completely planned and there have been many of twists and turns, all the while building a community from the successes and the missteps along the way. This article has been adapted from the… Read more »

The Impact of ETUG: First-time attendee, Daniel Reeve, shares his experiences

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We recently sat down with Daniel Reeve, a Political Science instructor from Camosun College to ask him about his experiences at the 2015 ETUG Spring Workshop, here’s what he had to say. Please tell us about how you’re connected with ETUG and about your experiences with this community. Four years ago, I taught my first online course. Developing the course required me to become much… Read more »

5 key lessons learned through the B.C. Open Textbook Project

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In October 2015, the B.C. Open Textbook Project turned three and as of today, there are over 135 open textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbooks Collection. These Open Educational Resources (OER) are important to the higher education system in B.C. because they have the potential to: increase access to higher education by reducing student costs, give faculty more control over their instructional resources, and move… Read more »

Season’s greetings from all of us at BCcampus 

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With the holidays just around the corner, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year with fondness, admiration and pride – it has been an extraordinary year, filled with innovation, changes, challenges and growth. As we prepare to celebrate the holidays with family, friends and colleagues, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for supporting and collaborating with us. Like many of our partners… Read more »

Top 5 BCcampus blog posts of 2015

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2015 has been a very busy and exciting year at BCcampus, we’ve shared stories about successful events, grant announcements, educational technology updates and so much more! Below, we’ve highlighted the top 5 blog posts of 2015, as chosen by you, our wonderful readers: Building better curriculum through Universal Design for Learning During the 2014 Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen… Read more »

The Impact of Open: The 2015 Open Education Conference Recap

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And that’s a wrap! After months and months of planning, we are happy (and a little sad) to have the Open Education Conference behind us. From the venue, the presenters, the participants, to the online chatter – everything exceeded our expectations and made us very proud to be members of the Open Education family and part of the BCcampus team! The Open Education Community: Stepping… Read more »