Adobe Connect Case Study 1 – Media Exchange Cooperative

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Supporting the the Media Exchange Cooperative (MEC) of British Columbia Adobe Connect Case Study #1 – Alison Curtis, Librarian, Langara College Purpose Alison Curtis is the past chair of the Media Exchange Cooperative (MEC), a consortium of post‐secondary media libraries in British Columbia. MEC held their 2010 annual general meeting using Adobe Connect and had 21 attendees in person at Langara, 22 online from around… Read more »


Aboriginal Early Childhood Education newest Collaborative Program

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The fastest growing segment of Canada’s population is Aboriginal children, who enter the education system with a unique culture and diverse set of needs. Early childhood educators sensitive to those needs can make a significant impact on the lives of children, their families and communities. Enter the newest collaborative program supported by BCcampus: Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (AECE). Alice Winkel, M.Ed. is the AECE program… Read more »


Finding Your Gifts – Real World Advice for Aboriginal Post Secondary Students

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“Our purpose in life is to find our gifts and to use them.” With these words, Gerry Oleman, an elder of the Stl’atl’imx Nation, welcomes Aboriginal students considering post secondary education to a new online resource, findingyourgifts.ca. Among the many activities of BCcampus is the hosting of resource sites that support post secondary learning for all British Columbians. Produced by the Community Education Office and… Read more »


NANSLO demonstrates online labs at North Island College gathering

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  Soon after Albert Balbon turned on the spectrometer, three images come up on the big screen at the front of the lecture hall: one is what the technician running the lab sees, one is what the instructor would see, and one replicates what the student would see. With the click of a mouse, the “student” moves the spectrometer, releases some gas, and the same… Read more »


Spring 2011 brings system upgrades and changes to BCcampus

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This spring and summer, several changes and upgrades for many BCcampus services have been planned in consultation with BCcampus stakeholders and clients. These improvements to BCcampus services will result in new ways of working and a different look and feel for some online services. Following is a list of the upgrades and changes, along with a short summary of each. We’re doing everything we can… Read more »


NGLC Grant Awarded to Online Science Consortium

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The following is the text of a news release issued by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) on April 7, 2011. We are pleased to be part of this consortium of higher education organizations. Boulder, Colorado — The North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) has been awarded a grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative working to improve U.S. col­lege readiness… Read more »


Silverstripe developers needed

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BCcampus seeks the services of independent contractors proficient in Silverstripe development to make make occasional custom feature enhancements to our Silverstripe web properties, including www.bccampus.ca. Please send us a brief proposal outlining your rate structure and your experience and qualifications in Silverstripe development including: examples of custom modules developed experience in integrating Silverstripe with other software and data sources a brief background of your experience… Read more »


2010 Online Program Development Fund Awards

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Growing BC’s public post-secondary online learning is one of our goals at BCcampus. Starting in 2003 BCcampus has issued an annual Online Program Development Fund (OPDF) Request for Proposals (RFP) to all of BC’s public post secondary institutions. The OPDF call for proposals emphasizes inter-institutional collaboration and partnerships for development of online learning courses. Development is focused on for-credit online learning that give students access… Read more »


Adobe Connect Case Study 3

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Adobe Connect User Case Studies – Monica Molag, Instructor & Department Chair Supporting the Nutrition and Food Service Management Program at Langara College Purpose The Nutrition and Food Service Management Program is delivered 100% online, with instructors telecommuting from various parts of the Lower Mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island. This department uses AC for a variety of activities, including their regular departmental meetings, virtual office… Read more »


Adobe Connect Case Study 2 – Nutrition and Food Service Management Program

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Adobe Connect Case Study 2: Janet LaPatourel, Instructor, Langara College Purpose Janet LaPatourel has two main uses for Adobe Connect: providing virtual office hours to her students and for weekly webinars. In general, she finds Adobe Connect has been really useful and overall has had very few problems with it. Accomplishments The virtual office works well because, instead of just being available for email response… Read more »