Celebrating Open Education Week 2017

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This week, the world is celebrating Open Education Week (OEW)! And so are we! OEW is an annual event that celebrates the open education movement. Since its inception in 2012, this celebration has grown into a truly global movement, and now counts with contributions from nearly 50 different countries and attracts hundreds of participants, from over 130 countries. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, OEW… Read more »


Webinar Series: Open Education Stories from across B.C. – UBC

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Faculty and Students working together to create OER: the Open Case Studies Project at UBC Presenter: Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia Originally recorded: Feb 22, 2017 View webinar recording Christina’s presentation slides This is #2 in a series of webinars – Open Education Stories from across B.C. Presentation Description The Open Case Studies project at the University of British Columbia brings together faculty and… Read more »


Webinar Series: Open Education Stories from Across B.C. – RRU

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Faculty Experiences Adopting Openness as a Core Value Presenter: Elizabeth Childs, Royal Royals University Originally recorded: Jan. 31, 2017, 10-11 am PST View webinar recording This is #1 in a series of webinars – Open Education Stories from Across B.C. Presentation Description This presentation reports on the experiences faculty members designing and developing a Master’s degree in Learning and Technology when they adopted openness as… Read more »


B.C. celebrates Open Access Week 2016

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Open Access Week 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. This global event, now entering its eighth year, will take place from Oct. 24 – 30,… Read more »


BCcampus hosts its first Open Education Strategy Forum

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On October 6, 2016, BCcampus hosted the first provincial Open Education Strategy Forum in Vancouver, B.C. The event sought to engage representatives from provincial post-secondary education (PSE) institutions in meaningful and relevant conversations about how open educational policy can pave the way for the sustainable and innovative practice of open pedagogy. Back in the Summer, most PSE institutions in the province responded with great enthusiasm… Read more »


UVic’s Student Society brings OER awareness to campus with #TextbookBroke social media campaign  

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Textbook broke campaigns are popping up around campuses as textbook prices continue to soar and students are becoming aware of the free, open educational resources (OER) available to them. The UVic Student Society (UVSS) is getting ready to launch a social media campaign in early September to bring awareness to their campus. We recently had the chance to catch up with one of the faces… Read more »


Open Education Week 2016: March 7-11

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Open Education Week is taking place March 7-11th. BCcampus is supporting these activities through co-ordination, sponsorship, or co-promotion.  These offerings are a rich combination of online and onsite events to help you learn more and celebrate Open Education Week 2016! Webinar recordings, archived video and resources are now available.   Date & Time Session Title Facilitator Description Recordings & Resources Monday March 7 9 AM… Read more »


Festival of Learning

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The Festival of Learning is a unique, four-day celebration of learning and teaching in higher education in British Columbia to be held June 6 – 9, 2016 at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre in Burnaby, B.C. Key provincial teaching and learning support groups are working together for the first time to bring this rich and diverse professional learning opportunity to all our colleagues in higher education. The… Read more »


International Open Access Week 2015: SFU Harbour Centre Events

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BCcampus was involved with the coordination and support of two great events in October for International Open Access Week 2015. We offered a “Designing Accessible Open Educational Resources: A Hands-on Workshop” on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Read more about it here. The workshop filled up quickly and we collected names for indications of interest for future workshops. As well, on Oct. 22, 2015, there was an evening event… Read more »


International Open Access Week 2015: Coming soon!

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BCcampus is involved with the co-ordination and support of 2 great events coming up in October for International Open Access Week 2015. We are offering a “Designing Accessible Open Educational Resources: A Hands-on Workshop” on Monday Oct.19th. Read more about it here. There are a few spots let if you wish to attend this free workshop! As well, on Oct. 22nd there is an evening event featuring a… Read more »