Staff Spotlight: The BCcampus Open Education team

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BCcampus contributes to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources. We encourage educators to develop and share educational resources and expertise by promoting open and accessible networks and educational practice models. Wherever possible the use of OER and open applications are encouraged, particularly through our major collaborative project in open textbook adoption, adaptation, and creation: the B.C. Open Textbook Project. This is… Read more »


Cultivating open pedagogy through book builders

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In 2015, faculty members, Stephen Ross and Matt Huculak at the University of Victoria created the Open Modernisms Anthology Builder (OpenMods), through grant funding by the B.C. Open Textbook Project to produce an openly licensed teaching resource. OpenMods is an online platform which enables instructors to build their own literary anthologies for the1850–1950 period.   A year after its inception, we’ve caught up with Stephen Ross and… Read more »


BCcampus faculty bursary winner, Elle Ting, shares her transformative learning experience

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When BCcampus generously offered me a faculty bursary to attend the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (STLHE) in 2015, I leapt at the chance to be there.  It was my first STLHE conference, and I was getting full VIP access.  What I didn’t know at the time was that my admittance into STLHE would play a pivotal role in a wished-for-but-not-completely-planned… Read more »


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 »