OpenEd17: Diving Deeper into Open

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Disneyland was a tantalizing few miles away from the 14th annual Open Education conference at the Hyatt Regency in Anaheim, California. Yet visiting the Magic Kingdom seemed to be the last thing on most attendees’ minds. Instead, they immersed themselves in this year’s program of sharing, gratitude, and hope. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education At last year’s conference, I noticed how old and… Read more »


Connect, Collaborate, Innovate: My first month at BCcampus

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As I write this I am in the air, on my way to the #OpenEd17 conference in Anaheim. But as I reflect on my life over the past month—the first of my year-long secondment to BCcampus—I realize that for once my life has been anything but up in the air, as I have enjoyed the most rewarding and stable period of my work supporting the open education movement. It… Read more »


Sharing, gratitude and hope: BCcampus heads to OpenEd17

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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference is just around the corner and we are excited as ever to attend and participate in this much-anticipated annual event. If you’re attending, either in-person or online, be sure to say hello! #OpenEd17 Post by Erin Beattie, Digital Media Strategist, BCcampus In attendance from BCcampus, are Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, Rajiv Jhangiani, Advisor, Open Education, Amanda Coolidge, Senior… Read more »


Open Education announcements from BCcampus

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The back-to-school term has started off with a bang and we have lots of exciting things to report, such as the brand new Awards for Excellence in Open Education, currently accepting your submissions. We would also like to share a few newsworthy items as we continue to contribute to the open education movement – globally. Cape Town Declaration A couple of weeks ago, Mary Burgess,… Read more »


B.C. libraries reshaping Wikipedia for Science Literacy Week

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On September 18, 2017, as part of Wikipedia Edit-a-thons with the goal of giving faculty, students and staff practical experiencing editing and improving Wikipedia by contributing to articles about Canadian scientists. The event is an example of how institutions can work together to teach digital literacy and improve the Internet. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus This is the second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused… Read more »


Science Literacy Week Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at B.C. Post-Secondary Libraries

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National Science Literacy Week is Sept 18-24, 2017. Libraries, museums, schools and community science groups will be celebrating Canadian science and scientists through a number of events. One of the events to start things off will be libraries at BCIT, Kwantlen Polytechnic, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia and perhaps a few others will be hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons starting on September 18, 2017. Post… Read more »


BCcampus is pleased to announce the 2017 Open Education Grant recipients

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BCcampus’ Open Education Grants program is supported by both the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation. The grants are intended to achieve the strategic goals of the BCcampus Open Education team: To increase access to higher education, To improve student learning outcomes, To increase flexible teaching and learning options for educators. This year, BCcampus distributed three types of grants for Open Education. They… Read more »


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 »