Aug
5
Wed
Learning Skills Workshop: Online Communication Skills
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In partnership with UBC’s Chapman Learning Commons, BCcampus is pleased to share this Chapman Learning Commons logostudent-led learning skills workshop for students. As online learners, we constantly communicate with others using a variety of platforms. Which platforms are best suited to different types of communication? How might you engage effectively online with a professor, a classmate, or a colleague? This session helps you build your communication confidence by considering best practices and recommendations when communicating online, using a variety of methods- from email, to instant messaging, to video chat. This session is full, but we will be offering these workshops at different dates and times throughout the summer so please be sure to subscribe to the BCcampus newsletter for upcoming events.
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Aug
6
Thu
Instructional Designers and Open Education Practices
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional support professionals such as instructional designers and educational technologists often work on the front line of implementation of open educational practices (OEP). They are therefore in a position to influence awareness and adoption of OEP in course and program development. In this capacity, they function as change agents within their institutions, and thereby also face barriers and practical challenges on multiple fronts. Our goal in this research was to examine what about OEP these professionals most value, their current practices, and what factors may enable or inhibit them in their roles and their ability to have an influence on change within their institutions. Against the background of emerging open educational practices, a survey and interviews were conducted with instructional design professionals to establish, from their experience and practice, their roles and potential for advocacy for open educational practices (OEP) including open educational resources (OER).

In this session, we will share some of the most salient results and hope to generate discussion about strategies for effectively advocating for and implementing OEP in our institutions while also maintaining a critical stance. How can we best support our design professionals in their roles and support the work that they can potentially do to transform practice? What are the perceived barriers and enablers to making change and how can those inform strategic initiatives? These questions become increasingly relevant, particularly in the current situation where the urgency to pivot to online/remote learning during the COVID-19 crisis eventually shifts to more stable and embedded processes.

BIOS:

Michelle

Dr. Michelle Harrison is a Senior Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor at Thompson Rivers University—Open Learning, current Co-Chair of the Learning Design and Innovations Department, and also teaches graduate online courses for TRU and Royal Roads University. Her research interests lie in learning design, science education, open educational practices, and designing learning spaces with emerging educational technologies. She has a PhD in e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning from Lancaster University in the UK, where she focused on exploring how we perceive and use space in networked learning environments.

Dr. Irwin DeVries teaches and develops online courses in higher education at the graduate level and is currently Associate Faculty with the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University and Adjunct Faculty with Thompson Rivers University, School of Education. His work and research focus on open educational practices and teaching and learning with technology in open education environments. Most recently he was director of curriculum development and interim associate vice-president of Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University. He holds a PhD in Education from Simon Fraser University, where he researched open course design and development processes.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Aug
7
Fri
Adapting to COVID19: The Technology Toolkit
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Adapting to COVID19: The Technology Toolkit

Audience:

Faculty, staff and student leaders

Session Description:

Join us for this one-hour drop-in session which will build on the information provided in the webinar on Building Community and Enacting Care in online environments.
If you have questions about using technology to build community in an online learning environment, this session will give you an opportunity to discuss, share, and learn with a faculty expert.
There will be a breakout room for Educational Technologists or IT Staff who want to learn from experts how they implemented open source technology like Mattermost, H5P, and WordPress at their institutions.

Facilitator:

Ian Linkletter (MLIS, University of Western Ontario) is a Learning Technology Specialist in the Faculty of Education at UBC. He specializes in online learning, working with faculty to help them integrate technology with their teaching in effective, evidence-based, and innovative ways.

Guest Experts:

  • Mari Pighini, PhD –  Cohort Advisor and Lecturer – ECE Programs. Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
  • Pan Luo – Senior Program Analyst and Lead For Devops Team – UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
  • Troy Welch – Innovation Developer, Learning and Technology and Innovation – Thompson Rivers University

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Aug
10
Mon
FLO Bootcamp @ Asynchronous/synchronous
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

Due to popular demand, FLO Bootcamp is back! Are you a B.C. post-secondary educator teaching a course online this fall? Did you have a rough “pivot” to online and want to fix up only the most important stuff before it runs online again? Or maybe you missed the pivot (lucky!), but still have a course you want to optimize for online delivery? Join us for a four-day crash course on only the MOST important stuff:  lectures, assignments, proctored exams, your online presence, and dialing back a bit on the zooming!

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  • Length: 1 week – Mon – Thu with an optional final drop-in Friday morning 10-12
  • Mode: Online, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools
  • Pre-requisites: None, but you do need an existing course to work with (i.e., this is not a “start from scratch” situation). Ideally, it’s a course that went through a fast pivot to online this spring, but any course (whether online or f2f) that exists will do. You need not have taught it before.
  • Time commitment: Participants should expect to spend 4+ hours per day, for 4 days.  Folx with less experience teaching online can expect to need more time.
  • Fees: This course has a $25 non-refundable registration fee

Your FLO Bootcamp Design and Facilitator Team is looking forward to supporting you in this intensive week

If you are ready to join this fun, intensive course, register now!

FLO MicroCourse – Exploring a World of Open @ Asynchronous
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

You probably already know that Wikipedia consistently ranks among the top 10 websites visited worldwide. But you may be less aware of the dozen other projects supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, all offering participatory knowledge beyond the purely encyclopedic. In this MicroCourse, we’ll go on a tour of the Wikiverse, exploring some of the lesser-known Wiki-projects to uncover fresh ideas for your open pedagogy practice.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

Register now!

FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Aug
12
Wed
Indigenous Speaker Series: A Conversation with co-founder of Sisters Sage, Lynn-Marie Angus
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Indigenous Speaker Series: A Conversation with co-founder of Sisters Sage, Lynn-Marie Angus

Audience: Open to everyone

About this session:

Lynn-Marie and Melissa-Rae are two Indigenous women entrepreneurs and co-founders of Sisters Sage. In 2018 they opened their business with the goal of using traditional indigenous ingredients to create modern self-care and wellness products. Join us in a conversation to learn how Sisters Sage got started, the use of traditional indigenous ingredients in contemporary ways, and the importance of Indigenous-owned and operated businesses. Check out their website: https://sisterssage.com/ and follow them on social media @sisters_sage

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Register now!

Aug
14
Fri
(FUN) FLO Friday with Dr. Farah Shroff – Student-Centred Learning Online
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
(FUN) FLO Friday with Dr. Farah Shroff – Student-Centred Learning Online

During these COVID-19 times, most of us are pivoting to online teaching with some trepidation. In this FLO Friday session we take a light-hearted approach to the weighty topic of making the shift to virtual teaching while keeping our learners at the centre.  During this session, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon learner-centred teaching online compared to face-to-face teaching. And as a bonus, Farah hopes to infuse some humour into this new teaching space! While enjoying the session, you will also have an opportunity to experience polling, break out sessions, and other helpful tools that you can utilize to keep your students at the centre of your lecture!

Register now! 

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.