Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows

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BCcampus welcomes applications for the 2018-2019 Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowships. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education BCcampus is in the process of identifying post-secondary faculty in British Columbia for three 1-year Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowships. Successful candidates will help raise awareness of open educational practices through advocacy and will conduct, present, and publish research on open educational practices (including,… Read more »


BCcampus Honoured with SPARC Innovator Award

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PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC – As enthusiasm for Open grows in British Columbia, those wondering why it has taken off so strongly here need to look no further than BCcampus. BCcampus is a Canadian government agency that works with post-secondary institutions to help adapt teaching and learning practices to best serve students. In 2012, it launched the BC Open Textbook Project and has since become a… Read more »


Tales from the yurt: Creating a ripple effect in learning and teaching

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In Spring 2017, the BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) met in Kelowna. During a Strategic Doing session, Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation at Northwest Community College (NWCC) proposed to support post-secondary educators to conduct small-scale inquiry projects about their teaching and student learning in the context of a community of practice. Her hope was to create a ripple effect on teaching and… Read more »


BCcampus launches the Educational Electronic Health Record System Project in B.C.

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BCcampus is leading the development of a new educational technology for the classroom in the Educational Electronic Health Record System Project (EdEHR). This project is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and will build on existing research and development completed by an interest group from BCIT, Douglas College, UBC, and UVic. Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects In support of… Read more »


“And to all a good night!”: Wrapping up B.C.’s second annual 12 Apps of Christmas

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On December 19, 2017, the second annual 12 Apps of Christmas BC came to an end. Beginning December 4th, the fine folks of the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) profiled a new app each day, introducing the app and how it might be used for teaching and learning. This year, the 12 Apps of Christmas BC  was organized by Keith Webster, Royal Roads University and… Read more »


Open Education Stories: Improving access and affordability for students at the Justice Institute

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The is our third video, in our series which aims 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 In the first video, Dr. Jennifer Barker, a Biology instructor at Douglas College, shared how she is helping to remove barriers to education. In… Read more »


Award for Excellence in Open Education – Tannis Morgan

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This is the third Award for Excellence in Open Education, having awarded the first one to Irwin DeVries and the second one to Tara Robertson. We are extremely pleased to announce the third recipient is… Tannis Morgan! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Tannis Morgan is the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). She is… Read more »


Top 5 BCcampus blog posts of 2017

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2017 has been a very busy and rewarding year at BCcampus, we’ve shared stories about successful events, new projects, EdTech updates, open textbook savings, OER grants and so much more! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team As we look forward to all that 2018 will bring, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the many exciting things that happened in 2017. Below, we’ve compiled… Read more »


Complete our survey for a chance to win a one-day pass to the Festival of Learning 2018

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We are welcoming input from B.C. post-secondary faculty, instructors, staff, and administrators! Post by Leva Lee, Manager, Learning & Teaching This month, we are conducting a survey to find out what features post-secondary educators would find relevant and useful for a web-based B.C. post-secondary professional development resource. The data from this survey will be presented in an aggregate form and shared on the BCcampus website, through… Read more »


BCcampus – A look ahead for 2018

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2017 was another banner year for us at BCcampus and we’re excited about where we’ve been and where we’re heading in 2018. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Inclusivity and Accessibility In 2017, work continued on the vitally-important Indigenization Project we have been collaborating on with many system partners. We have been so grateful to the Project Steering Committee for their thoughtful leadership and… Read more »