5 Questions with Nick Rubidge

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Dr. Nick Rubidge

Nick Rubidge retires this summer as President and CEO, College of the Rockies and as a BCcampus Strategic Council Member. 1. In February, you received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for your exceptional contribution to the post-secondary sector and adult education. Can you share with us your thoughts about open education and access? Colleges in B.C. were established to provide educational opportunities to all residents of… Read more »

Social Media Camp – Follow-Up

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BCcampus Communications Director Tori Klassen made a presentation on May 7th during Social Media Camp, entitled “Assembling your posse: turning small budgets and scarce resources into big picture strategies.” She follows up on her session, which generated a high turnout and some very positive feedback, in the form of a social media story: The slides shown during the presentation are also posted below. You can also… Read more »

5 Questions with Tori Klassen, BCcampus Communications Director

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On Communicating Open Educational Resources, EdTech, and Social Media… Tori Klassen 1. Tell us a bit about your presentation at the upcoming Social Media Camp. Why are conferences such as these important to people in the post-secondary sector? My presentation at Social Media Camp is essentially a case-study. It’s called: Assembling your posse: turning small budgets and scarce resources into Big Picture strategies. I share… Read more »

Top 10 Science Videos from Astronomy to Physics

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In March, for our first Friday diversion blog post, the BCcampus editorial staff brought you 7 YouTube Channels to Make You Smarter. For April’s installment, we’ve scoured the web to bring you our top ten science videos covering astronomy, biology, geology, geometry, mathematics, technology and physics. We’d love to know which ones stimulate your thinking and ignite your imagination. A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth… Read more »

7 YouTube Channels to Make You Smarter

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It’s the third Friday of the month and we’re trying something new here at the BCcampus blog. Beginning with this blog post, the BCcampus editorial staff will be sharing their latest and greatest education-related finds from the Web. We’re starting with YouTube – where over 72 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. And, over 4 billion hours of video are watched… Read more »

BCcampus Websites – Maintenance Outage March 28

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The following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: ApplyBC CoursesBC MyCreditsBC Online Collaborative Program websites a) ABT (abt.onlinecollaborative.ca) b) ICT (ict.onlinecollaborative.ca) c) AECE (aece.onlinecollaborative.ca) For questions, please go to our Help page.

5 questions with David Wrate on Open Data and Higher Education

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David Wrate is the director of Citizen Engagement for the government of British Columbia. He is speaking tomorrow (Feb 19, 2013) at the B.C. Open Data Summit in Vancouver. iDavid Wrate 1.    Tell us about the open government movement in B.C. and why open data matters? Open government has deep roots in B.C.; in 2009, Vancouver passed their motion endorsing the principles of open data…. Read more »

Hype cycles and technology triggers

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We do live in interesting times. With the dynamism of technological opportunity being played out in the education sector, creating big questions about the ongoing viability of higher education structures and processes, somebody had to offer a view tied the notion of the hype cycle. Our colleague, David Kernohan from JISC in the UK, recently sat back in a wingback chair with his pipe to… Read more »

Important information about BCcampus RSS feeds

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Do you subscribe to BCcampus via RSS reader? If so, you’ll need to make sure you re-subscribe as soon as you can by using the linkbelow. For various technical reasons, we’ve had to change the feed links for the News feed. We apologize for the inconvenience and we’re really hoping you decide to stay in touch by subscribing. Alternatively, if you prefer to read our… Read more »

Clint Lalonde to join BCcampus

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Clint Lalonde will be BCcampus’ new Client Services Manager with a focus on Curriculum Services and Applied Research. He comes to us from Royal Roads University where he is Manager of Learning Technologies at the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies. Clint is familiar with BCcampus, he worked here as a Research Assistant from 2004-2006 and has been an active participant in ETUG and other… Read more »