Top 5 BCcampus blog posts of 2017

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2017 has been a very busy and rewarding year at BCcampus, we’ve shared stories about successful events, new projects, EdTech updates, open textbook savings, OER grants and so much more! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team As we look forward to all that 2018 will bring, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the many exciting things that happened in 2017. Below, we’ve compiled… Read more »

How do faculty benefit from renewable assignments?

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Open education advocates have promoted renewable assignments as a way to create/update knowledge, enable faculty and students to impact society in significant ways, and foster student learning in more meaningful ways. As individual faculty members are often involved in designing course assignments, it might be worthwhile to be explicit about the value that renewable assignments might garner for faculty members themselves. Post by Dr. George… Read more »

Award for Excellence in Open Education – Tara Robertson

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The second Award for Excellence in Open Education goes to… Tara Robertson. Tara Robertson has consistently championed open resources, open technologies, and open data. What distinguishes her from many others in the field is that which inspired this nomination: her work demystifying and practically connecting open and accessible. Post by Ben Hyman, University Librarian, Vancouver Island University (VIU)  & Shirley Lew, Director, Library, Teaching & Learning… Read more »

BCcampus Open Education: New books, new course

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We’re very proud to bring you the latest new additions to the B.C. Open Textbook collection. The majority of these books (and one course) are by authors in B.C.and Canada with several from the University of Victoria. Education Complexities, Capacities, Communities (English) | Complexités, Capacités, Communautés (French) Made in British Columbia This book describes approaches to capacity promotion that respond to the complexities and possibilities of… Read more »

A little fish in a big, Open sea: Reflecting on OpenCon 2017

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Earlier in November, I had the opportunity to travel to Berlin, Germany, to attend OpenCon 2017, a three-day annual conference that brings together early-year career professionals from all over the world who work in Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. Post by Josie Gray, Open Education Production Assistant Although I’ve been working with the BCcampus Open Education team for over a year now, I… Read more »

Open textbooks: Making it yours. Making it useful.

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To celebrate the successful addition of College Physics to our Pressbooks Library, we chatted with a few local contributors to learn about their experience creating new open educational resources for students and faculty in B.C. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team The B.C. Open Textbook Collection has been growing at a blistering pace as educators discover the value of customizable resources that fit their curriculum. With… Read more »

Award for Excellence in Open Education: Irwin DeVries

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We are incredibly pleased to announce the very first Award for Excellence in Open Education recipient, Dr. Irwin DeVries. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions to the open education movement in British Columbia and Irwin exemplifies this in every way. Post by Rajiv Jhangiani, Advisor, Open Education Dr. Irwin DeVries, Interim Associate Vice President, Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Open Learning, has long been… Read more »

Open Education Stories: Creating and reusing problems using OER

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This is the second video in our series, which aims 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. In the first video, Dr. Jennifer Barker, a Biology instructor at Douglas College, shares how she is helping to remove barriers to education. In this video, Dr. Jonathan Verett and Dr. Agnes… Read more »

Open Access Week: Events, Workshops and Webinars in B.C.

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Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team To celebrate Open Access… Read more »

Reflections on Open Ed 2017: Amanda Coolidge

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I don’t tend to do post-conference reflections. Mainly because I crash hard after conferences, and while I did that with OpenEd 17 I also feel like I have some brewing thoughts and questions that need to be shared, or perhaps need to be shared with myself – a post-conference self-reflection piece. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education This morning Daniel Williamson sent me… Read more »