BCcampus attends invite-only Summit on Open Badges

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Michelle Glubke

Our very own Michelle Glubke, Client Services Manager is on the ground, along with 300 smart and visionary thinkers, in Redwood City, California for a prestigious invite only two-day summit. Michelle Glubke The good news is that we can watch plenary sessions online and follow the official summit Twitter account @Badges4learning. (#SRL14) Open Badges explores alternative ways for learners to receive recognition for skills, achievement… Read more »

TranscriptsBC transfers 10,000+ electronic records

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TranscriptsBC has reached a major milestone, exchanging 10,318 electronic transcripts amongst exchange partners between January 2012 and January 2014. Instead of waiting for printed documents to arrive via land mail, thousands of students have had their official records transferred via secure servers – quickly and safely – between the institutions participating in the project. This achievement was only possible through the ongoing participation, commitment, and… Read more »

Open Textbook Project: Our top three questions for phase 3

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In January, we announced phase 3 of our Open Textbook Project with a request for instructors to create new open textbooks from scratch. The deadline for proposals is fast approaching: February 28. There’s been lots of interest in the project and below are our top three questions we’ve received to date: 1. Will there be ancillary resources? We recognize faculty really values ancillary resources that… Read more »

BCNet and BCcampus sign MOU on shared and complementary responsibilities

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Since 2003 BCcampus, a publicly-funded organization, has been a catalyst and convenor for innovation in education technology on behalf of the ministry in charge of advanced education. BCNet is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization whose advanced network provides a platform for common services like cloud computing, shared data-centre services, VoIP, disaster recovery solutions and telepresence. BCcampus and BCNet have recently signed a memorandum of understanding that… Read more »

Want to work on our Open Textbooks Project?

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The Project is expanding and we need some help implementing it. We are searching for an experienced practitioner with strong project management and client relationship skills as well as demonstrated leadership abilities. If you are a good communicator who enjoys working with team members and people in higher-education institutions, and if your passion is to provide innovative solutions to support B.C.’s public post-secondary system, then… Read more »

The CNIE and Thompson Rivers University need your best thinking by Feb 14

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The theme for this year’s Canadian Network Innovation in Education conference at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops is: Confluences: Spaces, Places & Cultures for Innovative Learning The call for proposals is open until February 14 and the conference organizers encourage any  interesting proposals that highlight innovative learning. CNIE is looking for proposals directly connected to this year’s theme along with those that have currency and… Read more »

The BC2ON transcript exchange project goes live January 23

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Last November, we highlighted this made-in-Canada transcript exchange project on our BCcampus blog. Now we are pleased to report the project has gone live. The BC2ON transcript exchange project is a project by BCcampus and the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) developed to send electronic transcripts using the new transcript data standards from B.C. to Ontario through Canada. This project will enable British Columbia student… Read more »

5 questions with Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani on open education and BCcampus’ Open Textbook Project

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Dr. Jhangiani is an instructor at Capilano University who was a faculty reviewer of open textbooks as part of the BC open textbook project. He was recently featured in the provincial government’s news release about open textbooks. Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani Dr. Jhangiani took an existing open textbook, revised it to meet his needs and then released it back to the commons under an open license… Read more »

5 Questions with Ross McKerlich about the Online Quality Awards at Okanagan College

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Ross McKerlich is an education technology coordinator at Okanagan College. Hired in January 2012, Ross was part of the team that implemented Moodle for the college and continues to assist faculty with effective use of Moodle and other emerging education technologies in their teaching. As part of his role, he created the college’s inaugural online course quality awards. Ross McKerlich 1. What gave you the… Read more »

BCcampus launches phase three of the Open Textbook Project: creation of new texts

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Ready to be a textbook author? BCcampus is looking for British Columbia faculty who are ready to create open textbooks to round out our list of 40 highest-enrolled subject areas. In phase one of the project, we harvested a number of existing open textbooks and worked with B.C. post-secondary faculty to review them. The review process enabled us to provide texts for 12 of the… Read more »