Announcing BCcampus’ 2018 Open Education Grant recipients

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BCcampus’ Open Education Grants program is supported by both the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training and the Hewlett Foundation. The grants are intended to achieve the following strategic goals of the BCcampus Open Education team: Increase access to higher education Improve student learning outcomes Increase flexible teaching and learning options for educators Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education This year, BCcampus… Read more »


An Inside Look at the EYPD Project

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The Early Years Portal Project (EYPD) has just wrapped up the second year of its three-year mandate to support the B.C. Early Years Strategy by hosting, developing, and evaluating a professional development web portal. Engagement was the primary objective and dominant theme that guided the EYPD project during the second year. Factors that influenced engagement were explored through this key question: How do we continue to… Read more »


Sharing the 2017 – 2018 BCcampus Annual Review

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It’s that time of year again, alive with activity around starting a new fiscal year and reflecting on the past academic term. But before everyone heads away on PD, CD, or vacation days, we encourage you to have a look at the 2017 – 2018 BCcampus Annual Review. This review reflects the many accomplishments we achieved through collaboration, partnerships, and expertise in the B.C. post-secondary… Read more »


BCcampus’ Indigenization Project Update

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The Indigenization Project is underway and we anticipate the release of the learning series this summer. The co-creation process is collaborative and we currently have teams working on the review of the final drafts, editing, and development and quality control in Pressbooks. Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects Stay tuned to the BCcampus site and the open repository for release information. In the meantime,… Read more »


Lucky number 7! Grant Potter is the newest recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education

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Please join us in congratulating Grant Potter, Instructional Technologist, University of Northern British Columbia on being the 7th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Previous honourees include Irwin DeVries, Tara Robertson, Christina Hendricks, Tannis Morgan, Inba Kehoe, and Diane Purvey. Grant Potter is a collaborative leader in open education at UNBC, provincially, nationally and internationally. He possesses a rare combination of vision… Read more »


Revised Provincial Curriculum Now Available for Practical Nursing and Access to Practical Nursing

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When a project comes to an end, we think about the people who contributed their time, expertise, and knowledge over the last year or more. As a convener in the system of post-secondary education, we have the privilege of making space for project groups of educators, scholars, and subject matter experts to vision and co-create together. Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects This… Read more »


Copyright and Open Licences: an excerpt from the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide

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Before you begin writing, make sure you have a firm grasp of what copyright means and how applying an open-copyright licence — typically a Creative Commons licence — or designating your copyright to the public domain will affect your textbook. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, copyright is the exclusive, legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of… Read more »


BCcampus Welcomes New Learning + Teaching Coordinator

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We are thrilled to welcome a new member to our Learning + Teaching team: Robynne Devine! Post by Tracy Kelly, Senior Manager, Learning + Teaching Robynne joins us from Royal Roads University where she served in a variety of roles over several years, including Program Associate for the School of Communication & Culture, Program Coordinator and Acting School Manager for the School of Education + Technology,… Read more »


B.C. is Open… for Education

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Highlighting the newest homegrown open textbooks and open educational resources (OER) from B.C. faculty and staff. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education Open textbooks Greek and Latin Roots: Part I Latin – UVic Greek and Latin Roots: Part II Greek – UVic Introduction to Criminal Investigation– JIBC Culinary Arts (9 books) – BC Cook Articulation Committee Mastering Strategic Management-1st Canadian Edition– CotR, NWCC Other OER… Read more »


Introducing the new FLO Micro-courses

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Have you longed to take a Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) course, but wished it was shorter? We have just the learning opportunity to fit your schedule! Post by Sylvia Currie, Manager, Learning & Teaching Beginning in June 2018 we are rolling out a new series: FLO MicroCourses! These are short, single-topic, hands-on/practical, and free. In one week you will dip into the FLO experience and… Read more »