The FLO (Facilitating Learning Online)-fundamentals online workshop introduces research-based adult and online learning concepts, principles and strategies that can make online facilitating fun and effective. This course will help you enhance skills needed to confidently and effectively facilitate online learning. In FLO-fundamentals you will facilitate a learning activity (“mini-session“) for your fellow participants. Facilitation is typically done in small groups and involve forums, wikis, polls,... Read more »
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Open Education grant recipients will tell about their projects and you will have a chance to talk to them about their work. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. Please let Lin Brander know if you are coming: Lin_Brander@bcit.ca  For more information:  http://commons.bcit.ca/library/2017/03/09/celebrating-bcits-201617-open-grant-recipients/
An Informal Celebration of Affordable Education (Langara) @ Langara College - Room L216 (library)
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
March 27-31 marks Open Education Week 2017, a celebration of the global Open Education movement. Open educational resources, such as open textbooks, are the foundation of Open Education. BCcampus estimates that open textbooks have saved Langara students over $309,500 to date. To recognize Langara instructors who have adopted open textbooks, Academic Innovation is hosting a post-work wine & cheese. Food and beverages are complimentary, but... Read more »
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
As a collaboration between Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC), BCcampus, British Columbia Research Libraries Group (BCRLG) and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), this event will explore the goals, failures, and successes of open education. Join us in exploring such questions as: is open education succeeding in being a transformative movement that makes learning more accessible? What are the criteria and successes that should be used to measure... Read more »
Topic: Students as Partners in Institutional OER Development Grants at UNBC Presenter: Grant Potter, UNBC This is webinar #3 in a series of Open Education Stories from Across B.C. This presentation will explore UNBC’s offering of OER Development Grants to faculty enabling them them to employ a student in project-based research to review, revise, and adopt OER for UNBC courses. For more information and to view the... Read more »
Open Technology – The 3rd Pillar of Open Education (KPU) @ KPU Richmond - Melville Centre for Dialogue
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Education Technology, BCcampus will lead a workshop for faculty on open source educational technology tools. In this session, Clint will talk about the connection between open education and open source software, the importance of open technologies to the open education movement, and will demonstrate some of the open education technologies that the BC Open EdTech Collaborative have been exploring. For more information... Read more »
May 1 – Jun 2 all-day
This participatory workshop affirms the instructional techniques you already do well, while encouraging you to take risks and try unfamiliar techniques. You’ll see innovative activities modeled by facilitators and other participants. You will try out and critically evaluate dozens of tools and classroom learning activities. Discussions emerge throughout, and include such topics as positive and negative teaching experiences, dealing with classroom situations, managing learner difficulties,... Read more »
May 1 – May 12 all-day
This course is about learning how to (co)facilitate FLO – Fundamentals and the FLO Family of Online Workshops. We will spend 2 weeks in a community of supportive peers, reviewing and planning for our first FLO facilitation experience. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you complete FLO – Fundamentals prior to enrolling in FDO. If the sequence and scheduling does not work out for you, you are still welcome... Read more »
May 3 – May 4 all-day
The conference theme “Engaging Every Learner” explores how we can design, assess, and facilitate learning that engages every learner, allowing each student to build their own knowledge and contribute their own strengths to their learning and the learning of their classmates and instructors. Together, we’ll explore questions that reach through and beyond content and pedagogical content knowledge, like: How can one instructor engage every student... Read more »
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
BCcampus OpenEd is offering a one-hour Pressbooks Training webinar May 9, 2017 from 10-11am, Pacific time. This interactive session is open to B.C. post-secondary faculty or staff only who are interested in using or learning more about Pressbooks, the online publishing platform, to adapt or write an open textbook. This webinar is free, but registration is required as space is limited. To register fill out... Read more »
The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting the fourth annual Vancouver Island University Teaching and Learning Conference on May 10-12, 2017 at the Nanaimo Campus. This event is an exciting opportunity to explore, discuss and learn new teaching ideas and best practices. This year’s conference theme is: Celebrating Impactful Assessment Proposals are Open! | Website Assessment is more—much more—than evaluation. It’s... Read more »
May 24 – May 26 all-day
Learning is emerging at the confluence of compelling forces of change: learners, communities, programs and educators. Learners are changing — demanding flexibility, relevance and reciprocal learning opportunities. Communities are changing — influencing and responding to new socio-cultural contexts and striving to address critical systemic problems. Programs are changing — responding to new imperatives for innovation, new pedagogies, new business models for education, and shifting economic and political... Read more »
Open Textbook Summit 2017 @ Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre, Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre
May 24 – May 25 all-day
BCcampus is pleased to, once again, host the Open Textbook Summit 2017, May 24-25, 2017. The Open Textbook Summit brings together leaders in the open textbook field, from faculty who are reviewing, adopting and developing open textbooks, to student advocates, librarians, institutional administrators, government officials, and policy staff. Together, we look at what other institutions are doing to move the open textbook agenda forward, share... Read more »
Spring ETUG 2017 @ UBC Okanagan
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day
We’re excited to announce the Spring ETUG workshop will be held at UBC Okanagan. The event will be hosted in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning on the beautiful campus in Kelowna, B.C. Visit ETUG.ca for info and updates on the event    
Digital Pedagogy Lab (KPU) // SAVE THE DATE @ Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day
Digital Pedagogy Lab (DPL) Vancouver is a three-day institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. The event is open to teachers, students, librarians, and technologists at all levels of education experimenting with digital tools in hybrid or online environments. Three tracks will offer intensive peer-driven learning with and discussion of open education, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.  Participants will work with a cohort in all-day sessions... Read more »
Sep 18 – Oct 13 all-day
FLO-Design is focused on key elements of learning design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments. Full Description: https://proflearn.bccampus.ca/flo-design/ Registration will be available soon. To stay informed with BCcampus by signing up for our newsletter, viewing all the events in our calendar and following @BCcampus on Twitter.
Oct 23 – Nov 10 all-day
Facilitating Learning Online – Synchronous is a 3-week course which introduces participants to best practice strategies to plan for, facilitate and follow up after synchronous online learning events. It will help you enhance skills you need to confidently and effectively facilitate synchronous online learning. It is designed to provide you with opportunities to see and learn from examples of synchronous online facilitation and, if desired,... Read more »
Oct 30 – Dec 1 all-day
This participatory workshop affirms the instructional techniques you already do well, while encouraging you to take risks and try unfamiliar techniques. You’ll see innovative activities modeled by facilitators and other participants. You will try out and critically evaluate dozens of tools and classroom learning activities. Discussions emerge throughout, and include such topics as positive and negative teaching experiences, dealing with classroom situations, managing learner difficulties,... Read more »