Holiday hours at BCcampus

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All of us at BCcampus would like to wish you the best of the holiday season and an “open” new year in 2013. We will continue to bring expertise and resources to open educational technologies and programs. We will also be offering more workshops for educators wishing to create and use open textbooks and other open educational resources. For news about Open, keep an eye… Read more »


In the spirit of openness: our first annual report

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It’s a milestone for BCcampus: our first annual report in our 10-year history. Of course we’ve been accountable all this time – we’ve submitted regular reports with the ministry responsible for advanced education according to the terms of our annual funding letter. However, as a systemic service provider, we are equally accountable to those we serve: British Columbia post-secondary institutions. We’ve pledged to be open… Read more »


Study shows online learning crucial to strategic planning in higher education

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Public post-secondary institutions across Alberta and British Columbia are making online learning a crucial piece of their long-term strategies, according to a new baseline survey. The results also suggest that colleges, institutes and universities are committed to building quality into all online learning experiences. Managing that process continues to be a challenge. BCcampus and eCampusAlberta administered the 2012 Alberta-British Columbia Managing Online Learning Survey. Eighteen… Read more »


Planned outages 22 November

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, November 22, 2012 from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: ApplyBC CoursesBC MyCreditsBC Online Collaborative Program websites ABT (abt.onlinecollaborative.ca) ICT (ict.onlinecollaborative.ca) AECE (aece.onlinecollaborative.ca) For questions, please see our Questions and Answers page.


Planned outages Oct 25

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: Student Service sites: ApplyBC CoursesBC MyCreditsBC Online Collaborative Program websites (as follows) ABT (abt.onlinecollaborative.ca) ICT (ict.onlinecollaborative.ca) AECE (aece.onlinecollaborative.ca) For questions, please go to http://mycusthelp.ca/BCCAMPUS/_cs/QuestionAsk.aspx


Paul Stacey moving on to Creative Commons

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One of BCcampus’ first-ever employees is moving on to tackle “open” on a global scale. After eight-plus years with BCcampus, Paul Stacey has accepted a position as a Senior Project Manager with Creative Commons. He will leave quite a legacy of work at BCcampus, as well as some pretty big shoes to fill. Paul joined BCcampus in 2003 as the Director of Development responsible for the annual… Read more »


Revealing the “backstage operations” of BCcampus

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Working at BCcampus as a Learner Services Research Assistant has been one of the most rewarding experiences since the start of my post-secondary academic studies. I’ve worked with and met so many fascinating and fantastic people who truly care about every aspect of post-secondary education. I’ve been involved in many projects pertaining to BCcampus’ online Student Services, including ApplyBC, CoursesBC, and MyCreditsBC. Furthermore, I’ve learned… Read more »


Co-op student experience surpasses expectations

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In Spring 2011, I was hired at BCcampus as a Professional Learning and Communications Assistant through the Simon Fraser University’s Co-op program. I applied for the position to enhance my writing skills and continue to explore my creative marketing side. My experience at this office has far exceeded my expectations. There is no set schedule each day as the tasks change every week and it’s… Read more »


In the beginning there was email…

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At BCcampus, students can apply to B.C. colleges, institutes and universities, find post-secondary online and distance courses offered throughout the province, retrieve unofficial transcripts and view course-by-course transferability and acquire certificates or diplomas through collaborative programs – all online. Faculty can contribute, license and access free teaching and learning resources (SOL*R); join a community of B.C. post-secondary educational practitioners focused on enhancing learning and teaching through technology… Read more »


Welcome to Open Education Week

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If there’s one word we’d like used to describe BCcampus, one word that underpins everything we do, that signals our philosophy and our very reason for being, it’s this: OPEN So – welcome to Open Education Week. At BCcampus, we’re celebrating by highlighting, in the next few days, the myriad ways we live, work and breathe Open here at BCcampus. We’ve started by posting our… Read more »