FLO MicroCourse: Write a Compelling Discussion Prompt
Feb 26 – Mar 3 all-day

About the Event:

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. Over the course of a week, you will have the opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your teaching practice. FLO MicroCourse Are your discussion forums stale or overwhelming for you and your students? In asynchronous courses, there are as many ways to launch a discussion as there are topics to discuss. Even if the activity is anchored in carefully selected reading and resources, the words and media you use to invite learners to engage can make your course active and memorable. Think about a collaborative discussion on any topic. Consider the nature of the interactions between discussion participants, select a format for the discussion and a suitable app, and write a compelling discussion prompt. Then invite others — your peers in this course — to comment on their willingness to engage based on your springboard tactics. While the focus of this course is on writing discussion prompts, we will introduce a few apps to spruce up discussion forums. This course includes mostly asynchronous activities, which means you can spread your 6–13 hours of participation over the whole week. One optional synchronous session will be recorded for participants who cannot attend. Save the date and time: February 26, 2024, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

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About the Facilitator:

Your lead FLO facilitator will be Annie Prud’homme-Généreux. Annie (she/her) was one of the founding faculty of Quest University Canada, where she developed innovative curricula and experimented with diverse pedagogies and assignments. After several years working in administration and leadership in and out of academia, she returned to her roots and passion: designing curricula and teaching undergraduate science courses at the University of British Columbia. She’s engaged in several faculty development initiatives that promote the use evidence-based teaching and learning practices, such as how to create inclusive and equitable classrooms, using generative AI, and using case studies. She is in the final stage of a Master of Open, Digital, and Distance Education at Athabasca University and has completed two graduate degrees online (in addition to many Massive Open Online and continuing education courses), giving her a unique lens to the use of online discussions as a learner and educator. She is the author of the Faculty Focus article series 21 Ways to Structure an Online Discussion.  
FLO MicroCourse: An Introduction to the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework
Mar 4 – Mar 8 all-day

Session Description:

The B.C. Digital Literacy Framework is part of the B.C. Digital Learning Strategy developed by the Digital Learning Advisory Committee, a collaboration between the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills and the post-secondary system. The B.C. Digital Literacy Framework was developed to enhance digital literacy knowledge, skills, and abilities across post-secondary communities. The framework includes eight thematic competencies within digital literacy: ethical and legal, technology, information literacy, digital scholarship, communication and collaboration, creation and curation, digital well-being, and community-based learning. This one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse is designed for post-secondary instructors, trainers, and teachers who want to explore the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework and integrate it into their educational practices. The course aims to generate awareness about the framework and empower educators to enhance digital literacy skills in their students. You will engage with self-paced, asynchronous content supplemented by two one-hour synchronous sessions.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Review the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework and its eight thematic competencies.
  • Improve your awareness about digital competency levels using a self-assessment quiz.
  • Identify open educational resources aligned with the framework to enhance course content and materials.
  • Explore ways to incorporate digital literacy into teaching practices for a holistic educational experience.
  • Develop a personalized action plan for integrating digital literacy into teaching practice.
  • Collaborate with peers to share reflections, insights, and strategies for effective implementation.

While most activities and learning will happen asynchronously, this FLO MicroCourse has two synchronous sessions: 10:00–11:00 a.m. PT on both Tuesday, March 5, 2024, and Thursday, March 7, 2024. These sessions will be recorded if you cannot attend. You are encouraged to block off five to eight hours for learning during this one-week course.

About the Facilitator:

Your lead FLO Facilitator for this course is Taruna Goel (she/her), a learning and development professional with 25 years of experience in adult education, workplace training, and performance improvement. She has designed custom learning experiences (classroom, e-learning, and blended) for Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and industry associations in Canada and abroad. She currently works with North Pacific in Vancouver, where she designs competency-based occupational standards as well as certification and assessment frameworks. She specializes in designing prior learning recognition programs for technical and non-technical occupations. Taruna is also an instructor at the University of Victoria and a FLO facilitator with BCcampus. In the courses she facilitates, she combines her knowledge of adult learning principles and her extensive industry experience to build bridges between theory and application. She is a lifelong learner and believes the teacher and learner reside within all of us. Beyond her professional pursuits, Taruna finds solace in nature walks and expresses her creative side as a hobbyist photographer.

X: @write2tg
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarunagoel/
Blog: http://tarunagoel.blogspot.ca/

Taruna will be supported by BCcampus co-facilitators Dr. Gwen Nguyen, Britt Dzioba, and Helena Prins.

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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.

BCOEL – Planes, trains, and generative AI: Recentering open education values in new technology adoption
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCOEL - Planes, trains, and generative AI: Recentering open education values in new technology adoption

This event is supported in part by BCcampus in celebration of Open Education Week 2024. Learn more about our Open Education Week Funding.

Many educators have felt pressure to climb aboard the generative AI train since it came barreling down the tracks. But what happens when we leap into new technologies without first pausing to imagine harms, such as surveillance, bias, and discrimination? Join host Brenna Clarke Gray and guest speaker Autumm Caines for a conversation about the pedagogical implications of generative AI. Can recentering the core values of the open education movement—equity, inclusion, transparency, and social justice—in our pedagogy help us move forward in a good way? How do we introduce these considerations to our students and empower them to make informed decisions with new technologies? We’ll consider these questions and more in our hour together.

This event celebrates Open Education Week (March 4-8, 2024). It is organized by the BC Open Education Librarians group (BCOEL) and generously sponsored by BCcampus, with additional support from Kwanlten Polytechnic University, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ – Langara College, and University Canada West.

This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required.

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UBCO – Leading Conversations on Academic Integrity: OER for Teaching and Learning
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
UBCO - Leading Conversations on Academic Integrity: OER for Teaching and Learning

This event is supported in part by BCcampus in celebration of Open Education Week 2024. Learn more about our Open Education Week Funding.

Hosted by University of British Columbia – Okanagan, this virtual panel and roundtable discussion identifies ways to incorporate discipline-based knowledge-building exercises on academic integrity in post-secondary classrooms.

The panelists deliberate on the concept of learning culture and how to create teachable moments for student engagement.

The event highlights the impact of developing OERs and uses the case of a UBC Aspire (ALT-2040) Learning Transformations project, Discipline-based Approaches to Academic Integrity, to contextualize the discussion. The scholar-practitioners will contextualize ways to:

  • Address questions about accessibility and equity and how these considerations contribute to building cultures of academic integrity;
  • Focus on intellectual integrity in the context of creative writing;
  • Discuss ownership, voice and identity in academic writing as important conversation starters on academic integrity; and
  • Utilize an OER to support classroom discussion on academic integrity

The panel discussion will be followed by a roundtable Q&A with student representatives about the usefulness of discussing academic integrity using the OER.

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SFU – Open Education in Action at SFU
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
SFU - Open Education in Action at SFU

This event is supported in part by BCcampus in celebration of Open Education Week 2024. Learn more about our Open Education Week Funding.

Open education is a growing movement that seeks to advance affordable, accessible and flexible learning through the development and use of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy.

In celebration of Open Education Week (March 4-8, 2024), please join us for a panel of SFU instructors, students and staff leading open education projects and exploring open practices in the classroom to learn:

  • Why and how they became interested in open educational resources (OER) and/or practices
  • What kinds of open education projects and/or initiatives they have been working on
  • How the use of OER and/or open pedagogy impacts teaching and learning
  • Where to get further support with OER and open education at SFU


  • Meghan Danyluk, Undergraduate Honours Student, SFU English
  • Nicky Didicher, University Lecturer, SFU English
  • Michael Filimowicz, Senior Lecturer, SFU’s School of Interactive Arts & Technology
  • Ouldooz Baghban Karimi, Lecturer, SFU’s School of Computing Science
  • Claudia Wong, Senior Lecturer, SFU Linguistics


  • Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian, SFU Library
  • John Born, Manager, Educational Media, SFU Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE)

Attendance options

Join us in-person or online:

  • In-person at Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby campus), Room 7200
  • Online via Zoom

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided for in-person participants.

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UVic Libraries – Open Educational Resources (OER) Showcase
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
UVic Libraries - Open Educational Resources (OER) Showcase

This event is supported in part by BCcampus in celebration of Open Education Week 2024. Learn more about our Open Education Week Funding.

Please join UVic Libraries, ePublishing Services on Thursday, March 7 from 1:00pm-2:30pm PST, for our Open Educational Resources (OER) Showcase! This event, in celebration of Open Education Week 2024, is a panel discussion between UVic authors who have created open textbooks. After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for informal discussion over some light refreshments.

This is a hybrid event, taking place in UVic Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Commons, and on Zoom (URL will be sent via registration email).

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Research Speaker Series – Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Supercharge Research Insights
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

About the Series

The BCcampus Winter 2024 Research Speaker Series offers participants and presenters an opportunity to learn and share knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies when it comes to accessibility, access, Indigenous engagement, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in teaching and learning. These livestream webinars, which take place one Tuesday every month from January to March, will allow you to learn and ask questions about new research directly from the researchers involved.

Learning Outcomes

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn about Indigenization, EDI, decolonization, and accessibility in research.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice or explore the themes in your work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Please note: These sessions will be recorded, captioned, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca after the event. You do not need to register to view the recordings after the events.

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About the Session

Artificial intelligence (AI) research assistants like ChatGPT, ChatGPT Scholar, Claude, Google Bard, Keenious, and Elicit are transforming the process of scholarly investigation and discovery. This talk explores how AI tools can help researchers uncover hidden connections in data, generate novel hypotheses, simulate experiments, and extract key insights from literature.

Facilitator Nellie Deutsch will demonstrate how AI assistants can rapidly analyze complex information and suggest high-potential research directions humans may overlook. The talk will feature real-world examples of studies powered by AI to achieve advances not possible through traditional methodologies alone. You will gain practical tips for incorporating cutting-edge AI tools into your own research workflow to increase impact.

About the Facilitator

Nellie Deutsch (EdD) is a Canadian education technology expert who organizes online professional development programs using Moodle and other edtech tools for educators worldwide. She combines technology with mindfulness, peer learning, and teamwork in all her programs.  She is a relationship-based mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, and community builder. Her teaching experience of 40 years ranges from teaching English as a foreign language in high school and higher education; teaching listening, mindfulness, and leadership courses at Atlantic University; and teaching academic writing, English for academic purposes, and how to manage a WebHost Manager server and Moodle installation. She’s the co-chair of TESOL CALL-IS and faculty at a distance in the Immersive Technologies MSc program at the International Hellenic University in Greece.

Other Events in This Series:

Touching Base: A Conversation About Open Education in B.C. Post-Secondary
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Touching Base: A Conversation About Open Education in B.C. Post-Secondary

About the Session:

We invite people who support open education at post-secondary institutions in B.C. and the Yukon to a virtual conversation about their practice and challenges. This discussion will encompass topics such as:

  • Methods for supporting open education initiatives at your institution
  • Common challenges encountered in this endeavour
  • Strategies for mutual support among peers

Following this event, our aim is to foster an active community of practice to sustain ongoing dialogue about open education within B.C. and the Yukon.

About the Facilitator:

Emily Schudel (she/her) is the chair of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an instructional designer in Open Education at Camosun College. She has been an instructional designer for 30 years, working with faculty to enhance their courses with technology, teach blended courses (combining face-to-face with online technologies), and teach fully at a distance, using synchronous technologies (narrow-cast satellite, web-conferencing, audio-conferencing, tele-conferencing) and asynchronous technologies (like D2L). More recently, she completed the Creative Commons certificate and the Kwantlen Polytechnic Professional Program in Open Education, and is now working with faculty who are engaging in Open Education work using WordPress, Pressbooks, H5P, and other open platforms. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with hubby Kevin and their many kitties, as well as photography, blogging, walking, meditation, and creative writing.

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Please Note: Registration for this event is limited to educators within B.C. and the Yukon. This session will be recorded, captioned, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca after the event. You do not need to register to view the recording after the event.
ETUG Spring 2024 Workshop – Digital Literacy Today: Celebrating 30 Years of Educational Transformation
May 9 – May 10 all-day

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Learner preferences and characteristics in B.C. higher education have undergone significant changes in recent years. Notably, emerging trends include a greater expectation for varied learning modalities (online, hybrid, and in-person), as well as a wider spectrum of digital literacy skills. At the same time, post-secondary institutions have had to adapt to various disruptive technological changes, while being resilient in the face of an uncertain educational landscape.

In this spring workshop, commemorating ETUG’s 30th anniversary, we will explore the interaction between our educational ecosystem and the various technologies driving change. The focus will be on practical issues, solutions, and real technology-related challenges facing post-secondary education. We will discuss topics such as the best practices for supporting digital literacy given the current state of technology, how institutions are considering the human behind the machine, and how colleges and universities are supporting a greater demand for online and hybrid options.

The event will be held May 9-10 in-person at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Building in Vancouver, B.C., with a livestream option available. A mixer will be held on the evening of May 8 at Butcher & Block.

Call for Proposals

ETUG is accepting proposals for event presenters. Proposals should address one or more of the following questions:

  • What trends in student demographics and expectations are you observing, and how do these trends inform or relate to changes in educational technology?
  • What expectations exist regarding technology use in the workplace, and how do these expectations inform program content and delivery?
  • How are institutions supporting the delivery of online, hybrid, and in-person classes?
  • How do you accommodate different learning styles and abilities when integrating digital literacy into your lessons?
  • Are there specific strategies you use to ensure inclusivity in digital literacy education?
  • How do you share successful practices and lessons learned with your colleagues?
  • What challenges do you face incorporating digital literacy into your teaching?
  • How do you overcome these challenges, and are there any innovative solutions you have implemented?

Please submit your proposal here. Submissions are due at end of day on March 29, 2024.

Registration Opens April 2, 2024