Open Education announcements from BCcampus

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The back-to-school term has started off with a bang and we have lots of exciting things to report, such as the brand new Awards for Excellence in Open Education, currently accepting your submissions. We would also like to share a few newsworthy items as we continue to contribute to the open education movement – globally. Cape Town Declaration A couple of weeks ago, Mary Burgess,… Read more »


Open Education Stories: Removing Barriers to Access with Jennifer Barker

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We’re kicking off a new series of videos to share stories of how open education is transforming teaching and learning across B.C’s post-secondary sector and making education more accessible for all learners. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus In this video, Dr. Jennifer Barker, a Biology instructor at Douglas College, says that a big turning point that sparked her interest in open education… Read more »


B.C. libraries reshaping Wikipedia for Science Literacy Week

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On September 18, 2017, as part of Wikipedia Edit-a-thons with the goal of giving faculty, students and staff practical experiencing editing and improving Wikipedia by contributing to articles about Canadian scientists. The event is an example of how institutions can work together to teach digital literacy and improve the Internet. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus This is the second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused… Read more »


Going with the FLO—Many options for facilitated learning online

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BCcampus offers a range of courses to facilitate learning and teaching online. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Facilitating Learning Online courses (FLO) offer a few options for the needs of different educators. Four courses are available; 1) FLO Fundamentals, informed by leading research on adult and online learning, provides baseline skills for effectively teaching online. 2) FLO Synchronous focuses on facilitation techniques for teaching in… Read more »


2018-19 BCcampus Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program

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BCcampus is very pleased to announce a new Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program. The Call for Proposals is now open and submissions will be accepted until January 8, 2018.  See below for instructions on how to make a submission. Call for Proposals BCcampus welcomes applications for the 2018-19 Scholarly Teaching Fellowships. Three Fellowships of up to $10,000 will be awarded. We are looking for post-secondary educators from… Read more »


Symposium 2017: Improving the learning experience

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The next Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning is just around the corner, and we’re expecting another fantastic turnout at this popular annual event. We have a celebrated keynote speaker, brilliant presentations from educators and researchers from across the province, and a full day of learning and leading. Join us on November 6th for a true learning experience. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Symposium 2017… Read more »


BCTLC welcomes new Executive Members

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The BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) provides leadership on issues, challenges, and direction to facilitate the enhancement of high-quality teaching and learning cultures across B.C. The new co-chairs, Theresa Southam, Selkirk College, Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, and Maureen Wideman, Director, Teaching and Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley, are no strangers to advancing educational capacity in a collaborative environment and have… Read more »


Bridging the gap with UVic’s Technology Integrated Learning Department

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Readers will remember that in April, BCcampus launched a series of posts to introduce some of the various excellent Teaching and Learning Centres in post-secondary institutions throughout the province. In the first post, we talked to Tim Paul from Douglas College. More recently we had the chance to catch up with Janni Aragon, Director of Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) at the University of Victoria. Post… Read more »


Finding the Key to Open

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Imagine planning your dream vacation. You’ve booked days off from work and found the perfect holiday house to rent. You endure a long flight to reach your destination only to discover that the landlord has forgotten to leave you keys. In fact, he never gives you the keys or answers your calls. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus For the rest of the vacation,… Read more »


The BCcampus EdTech Demo series is back this fall

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As part of our mandate to help the B.C. post-secondary system make informed decisions about educational technologies, BCcampus coordinates virtual demonstrations of new and emerging educational technologies, both commercial and open source. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology and Development, BCcampus  While the primary audience is people working in the B.C. post-secondary system, these demos are free and open to anyone who would like to… Read more »