The BCcampus 2016/17 Annual Review

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In a post-secondary system as dynamic and diverse as British Columbia’s, we have many opportunities to learn from each other. It is within this context that BCcampus operates. Our organization works hard to build collaborative relationships with post-secondary partners province-wide and to bring them together to learn. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus In 2016, we saw more B.C. faculty and instructors than ever… Read more »


Call for Volunteers: 2018 Festival of Learning Program Committee

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BCcampus is seeking volunteers from the B.C. 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, B.C. More details are available below, in the terms of reference for this committee. Submission… Read more »


Opening access to justice

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Student-driven innovative application designed to improve access to justice while minimizing billable time – via team from Thompson Rivers University. While we generally share stories and projects that have a direct connection to BCcampus, we recognize that there are many groups working on open education across the province and around the world. When we see something cool, we try to share it to give them… Read more »


Virtual reality and augmented reality field trips funded by OER grants

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Stanley Park is one of the crown jewels of our region, unique for the opportunities it offers to deepen ecological knowledge, further understanding of political and cultural history, and pursue unparalleled recreational opportunities. The experience of walking through the park’s beautiful, waterfront forests and learning about trees like Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar is one of the lasting memories that people take away from… Read more »


4 Questions with Tim Paul on the evolving role of teaching and learning centres

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We’re starting a new series to get to know the some of the fabulous feats happening behind-the-scene at the Teaching and Learning Centres across B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. To kick off the series, we’ve started with Tim Paul, Manager, Academic Technology Services Centre for Educational and Information Technology, Douglas College. Although Douglas College does not have a Teaching and Learning Centre, per se, they do have… Read more »


Jamming at the ETUG Spring Workshop

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Education by Design is the theme for the upcoming Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) Spring workshop, planned for June 1st and 2nd at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C. Featuring wicked-design challenges, social events, and a multi-sensory experience, this event will be inspirational, insightful, and memorable. Call it a hackathon, sprint, or design workshop, the ETUG Spring Jam 2017 is destined… Read more »


BCcampus has a global mindset, expanding beyond borders

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As you all know, on January 27, 2017, the U.S. President, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from gaining entrance to the United States. To offset the shock this has caused, many universities in B.C. have issued statements, welcoming and encouraging the continued diversity of cultures, beliefs, ethnicities and geographical differences across all… Read more »


BCcampus developers committed to building sustainable digital infrastructures

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BCcampus is a hub for new and innovative technologies in B.C. and development is our middle name, but much of what you don’t see is behind the curtain so we thought we’d push that back to reveal how we’ve managed to stay current in the ever-changing digital environment. Web development presents many barriers, opportunities and crafty solutions, and as we collectively grow, we need to… Read more »


Kaltura Shared Service expands

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The provincial Kaltura Shared Service is expanding from 5 to 8 institutions as the project moves out of the pilot phase. Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University join existing Kaltura Shared Service institutions Langara College, University of Northern British Columbia Douglas College, University of the Fraser Valley, and College of the Rockies in the Kaltura Shared Service as the service officially comes… Read more »


Storming the Ivory Tower: A Workshop on Transforming Post-Secondary Education

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Introduction by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Last fall, Leva Lee of BCcampus and Steven Bishop of Douglas College wrote the article below about a workshop facilitated by Ross Laird, a Vancouver-based author and consultant. The relevancy of this conversation can’t be overstated. We need to be thinking of students as whole people, not identical empty vessels to be filled with content. As we work… Read more »