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 »


Jamming at the ETUG Spring Workshop

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Education by Design is the theme for the upcoming Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) Spring workshop, planned for June 1st and 2nd at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C. Featuring wicked-design challenges, social events, and a multi-sensory experience, this event will be inspirational, insightful, and memorable. Call it a hackathon, sprint, or design workshop, the ETUG Spring Jam 2017 is destined… Read more »


BCcampus has a global mindset, expanding beyond borders

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As you all know, on January 27, 2017, the U.S. President, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from gaining entrance to the United States. To offset the shock this has caused, many universities in B.C. have issued statements, welcoming and encouraging the continued diversity of cultures, beliefs, ethnicities and geographical differences across all… Read more »


Camosun College: Advocating for students using Universal Design for Learning

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Following up on the great work of the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, created by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Faculty, Instructional Designer, eLearning, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Camosun College and Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian and Coordinator, Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources BC (CAPER_BC); Camosun College has continued their efforts in advocating for and working with faculty and… 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 »


A new collaboration: The BCcampus Advisory Group

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BCcampus wants to get more feedback from our community. Your community. To do so, we have established a committee to help guide us on institutional needs and those of the system as a whole. Back in December, we put a call out for nominations and proposals for the BCcampus Advisory Group and were blown away by the positive reaction from the applicants that put their… Read more »


BCcampus Open Textbook Summit 2017 – May 24-25

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The next Open Textbook Summit is slated for May 24-25 at Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre in Vancouver. Join us for two days of workshops and presentations that explore how open practices can influence open textbook development to enhance teaching and learning. Sharing. Communicating. Collaborating. One of the most important takeaways from the last Open Textbook Summit was the creation of a sense of community;… Read more »


BCcampus developers committed to building sustainable digital infrastructures

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BCcampus is a hub for new and innovative technologies in B.C. and development is our middle name, but much of what you don’t see is behind the curtain so we thought we’d push that back to reveal how we’ve managed to stay current in the ever-changing digital environment. Web development presents many barriers, opportunities and crafty solutions, and as we collectively grow, we need to… Read more »


The Indigenization Project: Environmental Scan Update

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In this video, Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects and Dianne Biin, Project Manager and Content Developer, Indigenization Project talk about what they discovered in the environmental scan of Indigenized professional development resources accessed by post-secondary institutions across the province. Learn more: BCcampus Indigenization Environmental Scan Summary Join us at an upcoming event: Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Feb. 6 – Mar. 10, 2017 VizEd: Going Visual for… Read more »


BCcampus launches Early Years BC

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BCcampus is pleased to announce the launch of earlyyearsbc.ca, a professional development web portal based on user-driven content that supports access to, and a selection of, professional development learning opportunities for early years professionals throughout British Columbia. Upcoming training events displayed at earlyyearsbc.ca are provided by organizers from over 75 agencies throughout British Columbia, including several B.C. post-secondary institutions. Workshops, courses, conferences, and seminars can be viewed by… Read more »