Going global: Mary Burgess joins the OER Foundation

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Our commitment to open underpins our daily operations: the photos, notes, and resources acquired through events and conferences we participate in; the keynote addresses we present and those we host; and the policies, processes, collected data, and accountability reports we share on a regular basis. We have earned a global reputation for our contributions and support of open education by taking an active role in… Read more »


BCcampus welcomes two new Open Education Advisors

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BCcampus is delighted to announce the newest members to join our team.  Please help us in welcoming Open Education Advisors, Lucas Wright (UBC) and Rajiv Jhangiani (KPU). Lucas joins BCcampus from UBC, where he works as an Educational Consultant: Learning Technology, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Rajiv joins BCcampus from KPU, where he is the University Teaching Fellow… Read more »


BCcampus Open Education Calls for Proposals

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Announcing the newest BCcampus Call for Proposals, the Zed Cred/Z-Degree grant, the first of its kind in Canada. A Zed Cred/Z-Degree is a set of courses in a specific program area that allows a student to earn a credential, such as an associate degree or certificate, with zero textbook costs by using open educational resources (OER) and/or free library materials. Zed Cred/Z-Degree Grants Successful Zed… Read more »


Virtual reality and augmented reality field trips funded by OER grants

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Stanley Park is one of the crown jewels of our region, unique for the opportunities it offers to deepen ecological knowledge, further understanding of political and cultural history, and pursue unparalleled recreational opportunities. The experience of walking through the park’s beautiful, waterfront forests and learning about trees like Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar is one of the lasting memories that people take away from… Read more »


The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education

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BCcampus – PRESS RELEASE eCampusAlberta is pleased to announce its support for the National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education. eCampusAlberta, along with its Canadian consortium counterparts: BCcampus, Campus Manitoba, Contact North and eCampusOntario have committed financial and in-kind resources to help launch this important project. Lead researcher, Dr. Tony Bates is passionate about this project and is “excited to be… Read more »


Pioneering Open Education Through Collaboration with BCcampus and eCampusOntario

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BCcampus is very glad to be working in partnership with our colleagues at eCampusOntario. We’re collaborating in developing systems and processes to support Ontario post-secondary faculty in the review and adoption of open textbooks from the BC Open Textbook Project. BCcampus will provide a WordPress site at open.ecampusontario.ca that will act as the central hub for the project. This website will link to the BC… Read more »


BCcampus’ Amanda Coolidge to serve on the 2017 OEC Board of Directors

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Great news! Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education has been elected to sit on the Open Education Consortium’s Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the board members include: Participate in board meetings and online discussions; Active participation on initiatives and/or committees, board sub-groups or working groups; Promote participation and membership in the Consortium; Cultivation and encouragement of board members and nominees; High level financial responsibility for… Read more »


From borders to barriers, open textbooks make education accessible

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Back in August, we read a great article about Camosun College partnering with Arusha Technical College, in Tanzania, Africa to start up a Gas Transmission Technician Diploma Programme to meet the pipefitting needs of the local industry. This article piqued our interest, and we thought we should follow up with John Gordon, Chair, Plumbing, Pipe & Refrigeration Trades at Camosun College and his team to… Read more »


BCcampus staff spotlight: Mary Burgess, Executive Director

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The stage is set and the curtains are drawn, it’s finally opening day at the Festival of Learning! To help kick off the celebrations, we’d like to share a few things about what makes BCcampus shine, and what better person than our very own Executive Director, Mary Burgess. This is the fifth installment in the staff highlight series, following in the footsteps of Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus, the Professional Learning… Read more »


BCcampus makes higher education more accessible across the province with OER

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BCcampus is a strong advocate for creating accessible teaching and learning materials for students and teachers in B.C. Align this with the work that our Open Education team is doing to make higher education more accessible, flexible and affordable for all learners across the province and you’ve got a winning combination. New open educational resources In the fall of 2015, we released 23 newly adopted… Read more »