Lawrence Parisotto takes on new role

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BCcampus is pleased to announce that Lawrence Parisotto will take on a new role at BCcampus as Director of Collaborative Programs and Shared Services for the period June 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. This role has arisen from an organizational restructuring at BCcampus to better align with BCcampus strategic goals and directions for the period 2010 – 2012. Lawrence previously was Director for Flexible… Read more »


The future of flexible trades training

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The Industry Training Authority of BC (ITA) announced April 7, 2010 its decision to pause and wind down the current phase of E-PPRENTICE. The ITA had determined that additional E-PPRENTICE programs would not be eligible for funding under the BC-Canada Labour Market Agreement (LMA), and decided to suspend future development of the E-PPRENTICE initiative until alternate funding sources can be secured and new strategies for… Read more »


Online learning projects squeezed out as Canada expands its wireless world

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The Globe and Mail story above was prompted by Inukshuk BC Learning Plan members desire for a reinstatement of the Learning Plan by Industry Canada. Here is their original letter written to Tony Clement. Hopefully this provision will be changed before final award of this spectrum is made. For more information contact Randy Bruce. Randy Bruce Director, Operations and Chief Information Officer Telephone: 604-889-3422 Email:… Read more »


The future of Educational Technology with Scott Leslie.

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The annual Horizon Report, produced by the New Media Consortium, identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching and learning in higher education over the next five years. Technologies to watch include: – mobile computing – open content – electronic books – simple augmented reality – gesture-based computing, and – visual data analysis You can access the seventh in the series… Read more »


SCoPE out the Best Pro-D Resource

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SCoPE out the Best Pro-D Resources Around! Mingle with your colleagues from around the world! SCoPE is an international online community that offers educators extensive professional development seminars, programs and resources and online space. Using SCoPE, members can engage in dialogue across disciplines, professions and geographical borders. “One of the most appealing aspects of SCoPE is that everything is free and open to the public,”… Read more »


AskAway – BC’s Real Time Library Service

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Anyone who has written a research essay or thesis knows how hard it can be to track down the academic resources needed to complete a project. That’s why BCcampus, along with BC post-secondary libraries, provides funding for AskAway, BC/Yukon’s post-secondary virtual reference service. AskAway is a free online information service and allows BC and Yukon learners, educators and researchers to chat live with library staff at… Read more »


ETUG People’s Choice Award

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SPARCS is a unique group of people from University of Victoria whose aim is to share their love for computer science and educate others in this field. They’ve done it so well, they’re this year’s winners of the ETUG Innovation Award. The group was founded by Ulrike Stege; Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science. “SPARCS formed when enrollment in computer science went down.,”… Read more »


Innovating Higher Learning Through Technology

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The BC Educational Technology User’s Group – Innovating Higher Learning Through Technology BCcampus sponsors the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), a community of BC post-secondary educators and educational technology practitioners. ETUG members collaborate to improve learning and teaching technology in post-secondary institutes across the province. “This year ETUG celebrated its 15th anniversary as a grassroots group of colleagues keen to share ideas and best practices… Read more »


E-Legacies in the Classroom

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The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games offer great learning opportunities for post-secondary instructors and students during the build-up, the actual event and studying the post-Games impacts. BCcampus, through its Online Program Development Fund (OPDF), is supporting E-Legacies, an online hub that is filled with information on ideas for study topics, current events, and resources that will be used to spark classroom discussions, projects, and research… Read more »


Wonders of the Web

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How permanent is your Digital Tattoo? Have you ever searched your own name on Google? Anything from newspaper articles, images, phone numbers, or an embarrassing high school web page might show up. The web is accessible to nearly everyone, young and old in North America. Abundant information is available at the click of a mouse. With the technological advances of Web 2.0, social media and… Read more »