Jul
9
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (RRU) @ Online
Jul 9 – Aug 12 all-day

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) helps instructors develop and enhance the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. This five-week course stresses the importance of mini-facilitation sessions to give instructors an opportunity to practice online facilitation techniques and receive feedback geared towards growth and improvement.


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Aug
23
Thu
BCcampus Monthly Maintenance Outage, August 23, 2018
Aug 23 @ 4:30 am – 8:00 am
BCcampus Monthly Maintenance Outage, August 23, 2018

Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, August 23, 2018, from approximately 4:30 AM to 8 AM, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance:

For questions, please ask the BCcampus Helpdesk. 

Sep
17
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – MicroCourse: Creating and using rubrics
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day

Well-designed rubrics are very effective assessment tools. Create a rubric that will clarify course expectations, guide your learners, and assess their progress. Learn what goes into the process then DO IT.

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

Learn more:

 

 

Oct
1
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Fundamentals
Oct 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) helps instructors develop and enhance the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. This five-week course stresses the importance of mini-facilitation sessions to give instructors an opportunity to practice online facilitation techniques and receive feedback geared towards growth and improvement.

NEW! The BCcampus Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E)

The BCcampus Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E) helps support instructors and teaching faculty from B.C. public post-secondary institutions to attend BCcampus professional development opportunities. We are currently accepting applications to attend Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Fundamentals.

Course outline: https://proflearn.bccampus.ca/workshops/flo/

 

Oct
5
Fri
Sketching in Practice Symposium @ Centre for Digital Media in "The Hangar"
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sketching in Practice Symposium @ Centre for Digital Media in "The Hangar"  | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
SKiP is a cross-disciplinary symposium that brings together presenters and participants from diverse backgrounds such as but not limited to, education, dance, design, visual art, anthropology, architecture, geography, virtual reality, literature, graphic recording, and filmmakingthat think through drawing.  Come join us at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM) in downtown Vancouver, right next to the new Emily Carr campus,  on October 05 2018.  Register at http://sketchpractice.ca/
Oct
9
Tue
Pressbooks Training Webinar – Intro + Intermediate 3 @ Online
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pressbooks is an open source, online authoring, and publishing platform used by BCcampus and post-secondary institutions in B.C. and beyond to create and adapt open textbooks.

If you would like to learn how to use or expand your knowledge of Pressbooks, the following webinars are open for registration to B.C. faculty and staff.

For faculty and staff outside of British Columbia, please see recordings and PowerPoint slides used from past webinars.

Pressbooks, Introduction on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10-11am, Pacific time

  1. How to create a Pressbooks account and textbook
  2. How to change/recover your password
  3. How to update the Profile page
  4. How to navigate the Pressbooks Dashboard
  5. How to set up a book
  6. How to add and order parts and chapters & front/back matter
  7. How to add new content as text

Pressbooks, Intermediate 3: Finding, citing, and attributing elements in a Pressbooks textbook or resource on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 11am-12pm, Pacific time

  1. The difference between citation and attribution
  2. The importance of using openly licensed/public domain resources, or original creations
  3. Where to find openly licensed/public domain resources
  4. Tables: a special case
  5. Attribution statements: best practices
  6. How to cite an open textbook

These webinars are free, but registration is required as space is limited. To register, fill out the Registration Form.

These webinars are restricted to faculty and staff from B.C. post-secondary institutions. For faculty and staff outside of British Columbia, please see recordings of past webinars.

For more information about Pressbooks, see the B.C. Open Textbook Pressbooks Guide.

 


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Oct
10
Wed
Open Education Conference 2018 @ Niagara Falls, NY
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day
Oct
19
Fri
12 Apps of Christmas
Oct 19 – Nov 13 all-day
12 Apps of Christmas

The 12 Apps of Christmas presents an opportunity for students, educators, and educational support staff to learn about mobile apps that can be used to support teaching and learning in the classroom or online. On each day of the event, one app is presented along with a short activity to get participants using the app for an educational purpose.

Apps presented must fit with the following criteria:

  • Not previously featured in the BC 12 Apps of Christmas (or must be presented in a way substantially different from the previous entry).
  • Available for both Android and iOS devices.
  • Free to download and use, or have a free version (not just a trial version) with substantial features.
  • An educational activity for the app can be completed in around an hour.

See the apps from 2016 and 2017 to get a sense of what has been presented already: 12appsofchristmas.ca

Enter information about your App suggestion, please include the complete title of the App, the URL where we can find the App, and any additional details you’d like to share.

 

Oct
22
Mon
Open Access Week @ Everywhere
Oct 22 – Oct 28 all-day

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Get involved. Participating in Open Access Week can be as simple or involved as you like. It can also be a chance to let your imagination have full rein and come up with something more ambitious, wacky, fun.

OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.

Open Access Week at KPU @ KPU Library
Oct 22 – Oct 26 all-day

LAUNCH YOUR OWN OJS JOURNAL:  A popular journal management and publishing system that allows you to publish your own journal. Get a tour of OJS from KPU Librarians and learn how it can support your course or journal. CREATE AND ADAPT USING PRESSBOOKS: Learn how to make accessible open textbooks! Computers are provided for KPU employees. If you are visiting KPU for the workshop, please bring your laptop. ZED CRED READY: Update your course so it has zero textbook costs!  Find out how to embed library resources into your course web sites. Thousands of articles, books, video and more at your fingertips. OPEN BUT NOT FREE: INVISIBLE LABOUR IN OPEN SCHOLARSHIP. Enjoy an evening downtown for a panel and discussion on invisible labour, sustainability, participation and exclusion as they relate to Open Education. Find out more.
4 separate offerings for your scheduling convenience.
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4 separate offerings for your scheduling convenience.
Register below 
4 separate offerings for your scheduling convenience.
Register below 
Date: Wednesday October 24, 5-8pm
Location: SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), Rm 700