Welcome to our four part online storytelling series. You may tune into each live seminar as it is being streamed over the internet, or you may watch the archived events later. We hope that this storytelling series becomes a valuable resource for you as we move towards indigenizing Thompson Rivers University. This online storytelling series seeks to inquire into the following questions: What does it... Read more »
Feb 6 – Mar 10 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 »
VizEd: Going Visual for Teaching and Learning with Nancy White & Tracy Kelly This brand new, VizEd workshop, is taking place Feb. 21, 2017! This one-day, hands-on workshop will offer a fun introduction to the basic drawing skills and visual practices (e.g., graphic recording, Sketchnotes) that can be applied to all kinds of teaching, learning and facilitation contexts in post-secondary settings and beyond. This is a... Read more »
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day
Join us Feb. 22-23, 2017 for the upcoming Liberating Structures workshop! Over the 2 days, you will learn how to choose, facilitate, and sequence Liberating Structures for your individual facilitation challenges and contexts. Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in our classrooms, everyday meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, etc.  They are seriously fun methods to engage  and work together. Who should... Read more »
This presentation reports on the Open Case Studies project at the University of British Columbia which brings together faculty and students to create and edit case studies as open educational resources. Learn more about the event. Presenter: Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia Join the webinar   Sign up for the BCcampus Newsletter or follow @bccampus on Twitter for the latest news and events.
Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from approximately 4:30 AM to 8 AM, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Adobe Connect (ac-connect.bccampus.ca) Confluence (wiki.bccampus.ca) EducationPlannerBC Application Service (apply.EducationPlannerBC.ca) Online Collaborative Program websites ABT (abt.onlinecollaborative.ca) ICT (ict.onlinecollaborative.ca) Program Manager (apply.educationplannerbc.ca/programmanager) Reports (reports.bccampus.ca) SOL*R – Shareable Online Learning Resources (solr.bccampus.ca) WriteAway and eTutor Alberta (etutoringcanada.ca)   For... Read more »
Feb 27 – Mar 17 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 »
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
The BCLA Academic Librarians Section, the BC Open Education Librarians group (BCOEL), BCcampus, and BCIT are very pleased to invite you to our re-scheduled event, “The Future is Open: Libraries and Open Education.” Open Educational resources and educational practices are gaining traction at academic institutions across North America and beyond. What is open education and what roles are librarians playing in promoting and supporting open... Read more »
Connected Learning Hackathon @ TBD (either at the Science World, Vancouver Space Centre, or UBC Robson Square)
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Come to the hackathon to collectively build informal learning activities that are competency based and help students build a personal learning network. We will create activities that are focused on preparing students for a career in the sciences. Some activities may turn out to directly address the curricular competencies outlined in the new B.C. curriculum. The activities created at the hackathon will be licensed under... Read more »
Connected Learning Hackathon @ TBD (either at the Science World, Vancouver Space Centre, or UBC Robson Square)
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Come to the hackathon to collectively build informal learning activities that are competency based and help students build a personal learning network. We will create activities that are focused on preparing students for a career in the sciences. Some activities may turn out to directly address the curricular competencies outlined in the new B.C. curriculum. The activities created at the hackathon will be licensed under... Read more »
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
ELMSLN is a fundamentally new approach to LMS design. Instead of starting with 1 giant system, ELMSLN is built out more like Google Apps Suite or the Microsoft family of web applications. It’s often referred to more as a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) rather then a traditional LMS. ELMSLN is self-federated, meaning every part of the network acts as if the other parts are some... Read more »
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
BCcampus OpenEd is offering a one-hour Pressbooks Training webinar March 14, 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 »
Through participation in this 5-week online workshop, you will develop the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. Full details about this workshop: http://proflearn.bccampus.ca/workshops/flo/ Register: www.eply.com/FLOFundamentalsMarApr2017   To stay informed with BCcampus by signing up for our newsletter, viewing all the events in our calendar and following @BCcampus on Twitter.
Connected Learning Hackathon @ TBD (either at the Science World, Vancouver Space Centre, or UBC Robson Square)
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Come to the hackathon to collectively build informal learning activities that are competency based and help students build a personal learning network. We will create activities that are focused on preparing students for a career in the sciences. Some activities may turn out to directly address the curricular competencies outlined in the new B.C. curriculum. The activities created at the hackathon will be licensed under... Read more »
May 1 – May 19 all-day
This course is about learning how to (co)facilitate the two Facilitating Learning Online foundation workshops: FLO – Design and FLO – Fundamentals. We will spend 3 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 and FLO-Design prior to enrolling in FDO. If the sequence and scheduling does not work out... 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 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 »
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 »
May 29 – Jun 23 all-day
FLO-Design is a complementary course to FLO-Fundamentals, which supports educators to learn how to facilitate learning in asynchronous environments. FLO-Design is focused on important elements of educational design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments. Full Description: https://proflearn.bccampus.ca/flo-design/ Registration will be available early March. To stay informed with BCcampus by signing up for our newsletter, viewing all the events in our calendar and... 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. Watch for the Call for Proposals in January. 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 »
Through participation in this 5-week online workshop, you will develop the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. Full details about this workshop: http://proflearn.bccampus.ca/workshops/flo/ Registration will open summer 2017.   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 »