Introducing the new BCTLC chairs – collaborative excellence

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The British Columbia Teaching & Learning Council (BCTLC) leadership changed recently, and we met up with the new co-chairs to learn about their plans for this council of community leaders. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Advocating, collaborating, and facilitating ideas and communication are a few of the driving principles of the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC), as are building partnerships with institutions and… Read more »

Access to Professional Development Funding for BCcampus Fall Events

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BCcampus is pleased to offer financial support for instructors and teaching faculty who want to attend select events supported by BCcampus. We’ve recently launched the Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E) and encourage all those eligible to apply! Who is it for? Instructors and teaching faculty from all B.C. public post-secondary institutions. If you are currently teaching, have recently taught, or will teach soon at any B.C…. Read more »

B.C. Open Textbooks Collection: New Books and Resources

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It’s been a busy month for the B.C. Open Textbook Project. We’ve curated many new textbooks and resources for all to use. Please see below for details. Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology We’ve added another anthropology book to our collection. Teaching in a Digital Age  This book now has a Portuguese translation in addition to its current Chinese, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions. A… Read more »

Call for Proposals Announced

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With the support of both the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation, BCcampus will distribute the following grants in support of Open Education: Zed Cred/Z-Degree Ancillary Resources OER Grants New this year We are excited to announce the newest grant for this year- the Zed Cred/Z-Degree grant. A Zed Cred/Z-Degree is a set of courses in a specific program area that allows a… Read more »

Douglas College Students, Faculty and Library Join Forces

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Post written by: Debra Flewelling   Open education is both a movement and a way of thinking. Among other things, open education strives to remove barriers to education. The world celebrates Open Education Week (OEW) annually during the last week of March. We had much to celebrate this year at Douglas College. Thanks to College-Wide Faculty Professional Development funds, we kicked off the week with… Read more »

Missing Subject Areas: A Call for Help

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In an ongoing effort to sustain and build the BC Open Textbook Collection, BCcampus asks for your help to identify subject areas within this collection that are missing open textbooks either entirely or in specific categories and/or course levels. As an overview, there are currently 180 textbooks in this collection covering eight main subject areas (Sciences, Trades, Business and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social… Read more »

Celebrating Open Education Week 2017

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This week, the world is celebrating Open Education Week (OEW)! And so are we! OEW is an annual event that celebrates the open education movement. Since its inception in 2012, this celebration has grown into a truly global movement, and now counts with contributions from nearly 50 different countries and attracts hundreds of participants, from over 130 countries. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, OEW… Read more »

Webinar Series: Open Education Stories from across B.C. – UNBC

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Students as Partners in Institutional OER Development Grants at UNBC Presenter: Grant Potter, University of Northern British Columbia Originally recorded: March 29, 2017 View webinar recording This is #3 in a series of webinars – Open Education Stories from across B.C. Presentation Description: In 2016, UNBC began offering OER Development Grants to faculty enabling them to employ a student in project-based research to review, revise, and… Read more »

5 new textbooks in the BC Open Textbook Collection

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As of today, we now have 173 open textbooks in 8 main and 36 secondary subject areas in the BC Open Textbook Collection. New titles are being adapted and adopted often – here are the 5 latest open textbooks that we’ve added to the collection since the beginning of the year. Prealgebra: OpenStax Description: Prealgebra is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester… Read more »

Webinar Series: Open Education Stories from across B.C. – UBC

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Faculty and Students working together to create OER: the Open Case Studies Project at UBC Presenter: Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia Originally recorded: Feb 22, 2017 View webinar recording Christina’s presentation slides This is #2 in a series of webinars – Open Education Stories from across B.C. Presentation Description The Open Case Studies project at the University of British Columbia brings together faculty and… Read more »