Governance by enthusiasm

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The Facilitating Learning Online project is guided by a group called FLO Enthusiasts. This includes educators who have followed the path to becoming a FLO facilitator. We define ourselves as: A group that exists to guide FLO open educational resources through the process of widespread adoption while maintaining integrity of the program In June, 2017 this group gathered together to envision the next steps for FLO. The… Read more »


SoTL & Scholarly Teaching Resources

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A curated list of resources to support educators interested in doing (or starting!) scholarly teaching and learning work.  Resources Alkema, A. (2011). A Tertiary Practitioner’s Guide to Collecting Evidence of Learner Benefit. Retrieved from: https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/download/ng/file/group-4/a-tertiary-practitioners-guide-to-collecting-evidence-of-learner-benefit.pdf Chick, N. (2015).  SoTL Guide: a two-part SoTL tutorial (I: Understanding SoTL, II: Doing SoTL) from the Taylor Institute. Retrieved from: http://sotl.ucalgaryblogs.ca/understanding-sotl/ Chick, N. (2016). A SoTL Primer. Retrieved from: https://nancychick.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/a-sotl-primer/ Center for Engaged Learning…. Read more »


Courses to help facilitate learning online

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FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) is a growing collection of two to five week online courses available to post-secondary faculty and staff, designed to enhance skills required to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online. What makes FLO courses unique? Designed and developed by experienced learning designers and educators, incorporating ongoing feedback and suggestions from alumni Experience the role of the learner, while learning about and experiencing the role of the… Read more »


Call for Volunteers: 2018 Festival of Learning Program Committee

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BCcampus is seeking volunteers from the BC post-secondary community to join the 2018 Festival of Learning program committee. The program committee will be responsible for providing leadership for the creation of the program and schedule for the 2018 Festival of Learning, which will be held May 28-30, 2018 in Vancouver BC.  More details are available below, in the terms of reference for this committee. Submission… Read more »


In full bloom: thoughts on learning and community

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Last summer, I discovered a new favorite thing: vegetable gardening. After years of seeing our garden plot covered in black plastic, our neighbour offered to work with us to plant, care for and experiment with growing vegetables. Though experienced in growing tomatoes and cucumbers, he didn’t have the space to do more, and we were eager to learn anything. This would be our “community” project…. Read more »


Join us at “Education by Design”: ETUG Spring Jam!

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We invite you to join us at the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) “Education by Design: ETUG Spring Jam!”, co-hosted with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBC Okanagan, in beautiful Kelowna, B.C. This year, we’re bringing participants together to share innovative approaches and processes used in designing for education and to work on real-world, wicked design problems, challenges, and opportunities. The two-day event, held June… Read more »


Lessons learned in accessibility through the BC Open Textbook Project 

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BCcampus is excited to share with you the amazing work that has been happening in the area of accessibility and open textbooks. Back in 2014, Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Faculty, Instructional Designer, eLearning, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Camosun College and Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian and Coordinator, Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources BC (CAPER_BC), created the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit…. Read more »


Reflections on the OpenEd 2016 Conference

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Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education The 2016 Open Education conference, in Richmond, Virginia, is wrapping up today. As always, this event generates and inspires new ideas for me and my colleagues at BCcampus. This year’s gathering was both familiar and different; it was a mixture of the old and new. New People I’ve noticed that there are more folks new to open textbooks… Read more »


ISW Fall Institute 2016

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This posted on behalf of  Jan Johnson, Co-Chair ISW Institutional Advisory Committee  All new and experienced ISW Facilitators are invited to the annual ISW Fall Institute, a collaborative professional development opportunity taking place Oct. 28 – 30, 2016. The Institute begins the evening of Oct. 28 and runs through the morning of Oct. 30 at the Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre in Abbotsford, BC –  http://www.edenvaleretreat.ca/  This… Read more »


Some thoughts on facilitation

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The Facilitating Learning Online workshop (FLO) happens behind closed doors, so to speak. For that reason we make an effort to share out some of the artefacts generated through participation in this active, online, 5-week workshop. During the recent FLO, facilitators Beth Cougler Blom and Sylvia Riessner plucked out quotes from workshop participants’ contributions to discussions about facilitation. There are some real gems in there — reflections,… Read more »