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 »

Educational Technology: Is it BCcampus, BCNET or both?

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BCcampus and BCNET support the 25 public post-secondary institutions in B.C., but they both have a very distinct and robust scope within their member institutions. A well-known leader in innovation, BCcampus collaborates with partner institutions to identify and pilot new educational technologies, as well as helping institutions evaluate and develop good practice in the use of technology for teaching and learning. BCNET works closely with the… Read more »

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supports the B.C. Open Textbook Project

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BCcampus is the proud recipient of a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the amount of $525, 000 USD over three years to support the Open Textbook Project in British Columbia. This grant gives us the ability to keep providing open education materials and support to post-secondary institutions in B.C. Being recognized by such a well-known and highly regarded organization, such as The William… Read more »

Scholarly Teaching & Learning is gaining momentum in B.C.

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For the second year in a row, the 2015 Symposium: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education has sold out with registration numbers growing rapidly. This steady increase from 140 in 2014, to 200 in 2015 lets us know that there is a thirst for continuing to share our adventures in teaching and learning practice. By adding two new strands to the Symposium this year,… Read more »

BCcampus, Camosun College and Open School BC are proud to announce 23 new Common Core Trades Open Textbooks

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The goal of the Open Textbook Project is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher education resources in B.C. by making available openly-licensed textbooks in the highest-enrolled academic subject areas. The second phase, announced in the spring of 2014, was to add at least 20 new textbooks that would target trades and skills training. This second phase is now complete and as of October 30,… Read more »

BCcampus Professional Learning is unleashing the power of Liberating Structures

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When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Are you ready to break out, increase participation, boost creative energy in your meetings, gatherings, classrooms and workshops? If you’ve answered YES, then join us for the Liberating Structures Workshop. BCcampus Professional Learning and the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UBC are collaborating together to bring you Liberating Structures! BCcampus and CTLT are excited… Read more »

Self-certification solution coming to current and future TranscriptsBC member institutions

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A new testing protocol will be available to TranscriptsBC current and future member institutions to enable their in-house teams to test updated and new PESC XML transcripts, independent of testing partners; ensuring participating institutions can ‘self-certify’ transcripts before sending to destination institutions. Delivering useful information efficiently and effectively is an important part of Student Data Services at BCcampus; we’re focused on providing the institutions in… Read more »

Engaging with the B.C. Teaching and Learning Network

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The B.C. Teaching and Learning Network, formerly University, College, and Institute, Professional Development (UCIPD), has adopted a new name and is focused on supporting educational developers throughout the province. The most recent workshop for the B.C Teaching and Learning Network was held at Vancouver Community College in early October, and focused on connecting colleagues and developing solid plenaries to further the development of professionals within… Read more »