Apr
5
Mon
BCcampus Book Club: Small Teaching Online
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm
BCcampus Book Club: Small Teaching Online

Following up on the success of our 2019 offering centred around Small Teaching by James Lang, we will be diving into Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby.

Are you still feeling unsure about your skills as an online facilitator of learning? This selection for our online book club might be just the confidence booster you need! Join the discussion and exploration of strategies and tools to hone your online-facilitation skills. The book club will be facilitated over nine weeks, mostly asynchronously, with three optional synchronous sessions.

The synchronous sessions will be held on April 6, May 18, and June 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

May
19
Wed
LaTeX Learning Community
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LaTeX Learning Community

LaTeX (LAY-tech) is a math markup language that helps to make STEM resources more accessible and professional-looking. LaTeX is integrated into Pressbooks, a platform that many open textbooks are written in. LaTeX can also be used to create freestanding documents; although some people may know how to do a lot with the language, their knowledge doesn’t always transfer to Pressbooks, which employs a more limited version of LaTeX.

Whether you’re a LaTeX whiz who needs help transitioning to Pressbooks, a LaTeX newbie who’s still learning the basics, or somewhere in between, we invite you to attend monthly sessions with the LaTeX learning community. Together, we will meet to discuss LaTeX problems and solutions. Bring your questions, quandaries, and problem-solving skills!

The LaTeX learning community is an informal group primarily made up of open-education librarians in B.C., who approached BCcampus in late 2020 asking for sector-wide LaTeX support. This session will be facilitated by Arianna Cheveldave, coordinator on the open education team at BCcampus and de facto LaTeX support lead.

LaTeX problems and solutions discussed by the community may be added to a forthcoming page in the BCcampus Pressbooks Guide or shared via video clips taken from session recordings.

NOTE: BCcampus LaTeX support is limited to people in B.C. as we currently do not have capacity to provide wider support. Please register for this event or contact Arianna with queries only if you are part of the B.C. post-secondary system.

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is a coordinator on the open education team at BCcampus. She studied some computer programming during her undergraduate degree in writing, which prepared her to dive headfirst into LaTeX learning when she was tasked with working on her first algebra textbook. She has plenty of experience with Pressbooks overall and has learned a lot about LaTeX through forums, documentation, and good old-fashioned trial and error. Arianna loves teasing out the answers to difficult problems and is excited to help other LaTeX learners. B.C. post-secondary faculty and staff may contact her at acheveldave@bccampus.ca with their LaTeX inquiries, which she may answer via email or video call or bring to LaTeX learning sessions.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

Registration is restricted to members of post-secondary sector in B.C. and the Yukon.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

May
21
Fri
Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure

We know that giving students choice fosters engagement and equity, but how much is too much choice? In this session, you’ll “Choose Your Own Adventure” and explore student choice, student agency, and how to facilitate meaningful choice without adding to your workload. Your facilitator for this session will be Arley Cruthers. Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. She’s passionate about open pedagogy and open education, and her pedagogy is rooted in her background as a Paralympian, wheelchair basketball coach, novelist, and communications and marketing manager. She recently authored the open educational resources (OER) textbook Business Writing For Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. For her work in inclusive, process-based approaches to open education, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCcampus and has been a guest on several teaching podcasts. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Your facilitator for this session will be Arley Cruthers. Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. She’s passionate about open pedagogy and open education, and her pedagogy is rooted in her background as a Paralympian, wheelchair basketball coach, novelist, and communications and marketing manager. She recently authored the open educational resources (OER) textbook Business Writing For Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. For her work in inclusive, process-based approaches to open education, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCcampus and has been a guest on several teaching podcasts. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

May
26
Wed
ETUG Spring Workshop: Bold New Spaces
May 26 – May 28 all-day

ETUG will host an online workshop from Wednesday, May 26 to Friday, May 28.

The schedule is now live!Bold New Spaces Promotional Artwork

As we stand now, within the bounds of the pandemic, but seeing the end approaching, what has worked and what will persist in future years?

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For more information on this event, visit ETUG.

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