Connecting the North: Talking Teaching and Learning with NWCC’s Carrie Nolan

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This is BCcampus’ third post exploring Teaching and Learning Centres in British Columbia. The first introduced Tim Paul from Douglas College, and the second, Janni Aragon at the University of Victoria. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team In this third post, we reached north to Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation (COLT) at Northwest Community College (NWCC). NWCC has numerous campuses, meaning more access to… Read more »


Connect, Collaborate, Innovate: My first month at BCcampus

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As I write this I am in the air, on my way to the #OpenEd17 conference in Anaheim. But as I reflect on my life over the past month—the first of my year-long secondment to BCcampus—I realize that for once my life has been anything but up in the air, as I have enjoyed the most rewarding and stable period of my work supporting the open education movement. It… Read more »


Sharing, gratitude and hope: BCcampus heads to OpenEd17

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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference is just around the corner and we are excited as ever to attend and participate in this much-anticipated annual event. If you’re attending, either in-person or online, be sure to say hello! #OpenEd17 Post by Erin Beattie, Digital Media Strategist, BCcampus In attendance from BCcampus, are Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, Rajiv Jhangiani, Advisor, Open Education, Amanda Coolidge, Senior… Read more »


Open Education announcements from BCcampus

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The back-to-school term has started off with a bang and we have lots of exciting things to report, such as the brand new Awards for Excellence in Open Education, currently accepting your submissions. We would also like to share a few newsworthy items as we continue to contribute to the open education movement – globally. Cape Town Declaration A couple of weeks ago, Mary Burgess,… Read more »


Open Education Stories: Removing Barriers to Access with Jennifer Barker

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We’re kicking off a new series of videos to share stories of how open education is transforming teaching and learning across B.C’s post-secondary sector and making education more accessible for all learners. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus In this video, Dr. Jennifer Barker, a Biology instructor at Douglas College, says that a big turning point that sparked her interest in open education… Read more »


B.C. libraries reshaping Wikipedia for Science Literacy Week

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On September 18, 2017, as part of Wikipedia Edit-a-thons with the goal of giving faculty, students and staff practical experiencing editing and improving Wikipedia by contributing to articles about Canadian scientists. The event is an example of how institutions can work together to teach digital literacy and improve the Internet. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus This is the second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused… Read more »


Going with the FLO—Many options for facilitated learning online

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BCcampus offers a range of courses to facilitate learning and teaching online. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Facilitating Learning Online courses (FLO) offer a few options for the needs of different educators. Four courses are available; 1) FLO Fundamentals, informed by leading research on adult and online learning, provides baseline skills for effectively teaching online. 2) FLO Synchronous focuses on facilitation techniques for teaching in… Read more »


2018-19 BCcampus Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program

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BCcampus is very pleased to announce a new Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program. The Call for Proposals is now open and submissions will be accepted until January 8, 2018.  See below for instructions on how to make a submission. Call for Proposals BCcampus welcomes applications for the 2018-19 Scholarly Teaching Fellowships. Three Fellowships of up to $10,000 will be awarded. We are looking for post-secondary educators from… Read more »


Symposium 2017: Improving the learning experience

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The next Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning is just around the corner, and we’re expecting another fantastic turnout at this popular annual event. We have a celebrated keynote speaker, brilliant presentations from educators and researchers from across the province, and a full day of learning and leading. Join us on November 6th for a true learning experience. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Symposium 2017… Read more »


BCTLC welcomes new Executive Members

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The BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) provides leadership on issues, challenges, and direction to facilitate the enhancement of high-quality teaching and learning cultures across B.C. The new co-chairs, Theresa Southam, Selkirk College, Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, and Maureen Wideman, Director, Teaching and Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley, are no strangers to advancing educational capacity in a collaborative environment and have… Read more »