North Island College recognized as global leader in online innovation

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The Wharton School of Business Reimagine Education Awards recognized North Island College with a pair of awards for their innovative remote laboratory and ability to provide real-time access to distance learners A project created by a local institution to provide students with an Internet connection real-time access to hands-on lab experiments has been recently recognized as one of the top online innovations in the world…. Read more »


Labyrinths for learning

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A workshop at the recent Teaching and Learning Symposium presented a compelling way to introduce mindfulness to learners and educators: finger labyrinths that reduce stress and anxiety while increasing focus. In the Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice held in November at SFU Harbour Centre, one of the sessions looked at a new application of a very old concept: using printed labyrinths… Read more »


Competency-based education: Training for the gap

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Part one of a three-part series looking at the competency-based education delivery model, Competency to Credential, developed by BCcampus. As part of its ongoing scan of higher education teaching and learning approaches, BCcampus has monitored the recent interest and developments in competency-based education (CBE) and developed a flexible, systemic approach for delivery of CBE utilizing educational technology called ‘Competency to Credential’. Competency to Credential (CTC)… Read more »


AskAway: Learning More about Outcomes

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In September 2013, the AskAway exit survey was redesigned to capture data about how AskAway interactions are impacting users and their learning. The new survey asks: “What has changed for you as a result of your AskAway session today?” After collecting this data for a year, we’ve begun analyzing the results, relating learning outcomes to patron type, satisfaction with the service, and even how patrons… Read more »


Improving adoption of open textbooks through faculty advocates

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Three instructors from each of three B.C. Institutions have joined the BCcampus Open Textbook team as “Faculty Fellows” in order to encourage more instructor and faculty uptake of the open textbooks in our collection. Dr. Jessie Key, a chemistry professor at Vancouver Island University, Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, a psychology instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Dr. Christina Hendricks, a senior instructor of philosophy at University… Read more »


Five questions with Patricia Cia, Langara College

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Patricia Cia is the newly-minted (as of July 1) Director of Academic Innovation, a new position at Langara that brings together library services, program development, and educational technology. Reporting to the VP Academic & Provost, this position oversees Library & Learning Commons, CAPER-BC, Educational Technology and Teaching & Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC). What’s the career path that led you to the Director of Academic Innovation… Read more »


Four new institutions join WriteAway e-tutoring service

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Drumroll please: four new institutions will be joining WriteAway in the fall of 2014! A warm welcome to: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Selkirk College. These institutions join our six current participants: Camosun College, College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. We… Read more »


Help make CoursesBC even better with our survey

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BCcampus wants to expand the scope and reach of its free course search service and it’s looking for your input. CoursesBC is a directory of online/distance courses offered by B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions. To improve and expand our service, BCcampus is surveying CoursesBC users. Currently, you can search for courses by sectors, institutions, and start dates. You’re able to learn which distance courses are equivalent… Read more »


5 questions with Vivian Forssman on the changing nature of teaching and learning centres

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Vivian Forssman is Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies at Royal Roads University. She shares her insights about the CTET and how her team is helping to shape the social and experiential learning of the university. 1. Can you give us a snapshot of the Centre? Our goal in the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) is to empower and enable faculty to… Read more »


By the numbers: top 9 stats you need to know about Kaltura right now

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    To find out how your post-secondary institution can adopt Kaltura for its video asset management, contact Denise Goudy from BCcampus at dgoudy@bccampus.ca Like our infographic? It (along with all our other content) is Creative Commons-licensed. So feel free to re-use and re-mix, as long as you give us the credit. Learn more: Successful Kaltura Pilot Project Moves into Production at UNBC and Douglas College Kaltura… Read more »