Study shows online learning crucial to strategic planning in higher education

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Public post-secondary institutions across Alberta and British Columbia are making online learning a crucial piece of their long-term strategies, according to a new baseline survey. The results also suggest that colleges, institutes and universities are committed to building quality into all online learning experiences. Managing that process continues to be a challenge. BCcampus and eCampusAlberta administered the 2012 Alberta-British Columbia Managing Online Learning Survey. Eighteen… Read more »

Hanging out and watching videos

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If I don’t say this all the time I should because I sure think it a lot! I’m so grateful for my membership in CPsquare, and especially the partnership between SCoPEand CP2 to organize quarterly field trips together. Well, after I typed that I immediately wanted to add also especially the monthly “my practice” series where I learn so much from other community of practice leaders. Normally for the… Read more »

Openness is an attitude

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The spring ETUG (Educational Technology Users’ Group) workshop, held recently in Nelson at Selkirk College, was in the words of one long-time attendee “probably the best ever.” This is by no means a comprehensive overview of the conference. More can be found at the ETUG web site, but I’ve tried to give a flavour with some of the highlights of the conference. First was the… Read more »

Privacy Conference Follow-up

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Our Privacy Laws and Cloud-based Educational Technology Conference had three broad recommendations for BCcampus to follow up (as outlined in the final conference report). They were: 1) To work with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to develop a set of policy guidelines and resources for post-secondary educational institutions. Follow up: the OIPC is nearly finished a draft based on all the materials… Read more »

Demystifying the student perspective

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Hilda Anggraeni and Diana Chan, two very talented co-op students from Simon Fraser University, have come up with a great idea. They have created the Demystifying the Student Perspective discussion space in SCoPE to bring together undergraduate students and post-secondary faculty to discuss issues around social media and educational technology. They are doing the planning from beginning to end, which has involved learning the ins… Read more »

Privacy Conference Final Report

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Approximately 100 participants from B.C.’s post-secondary institutions gathered at BCIT in downtown Vancouver Monday April 4 to learn about and discuss issues of Privacy and Cloud-based Educational Technology. Conference participants asked BCcampus to forward a summary of the discussions at this meeting to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, to assist in identifying mutual issues to form the basis of an ongoing dialogue…. Read more »

So we’ve published a privacy background paper: what can BCcampus do now?

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Last week we published a background paper on Privacy and Cloud-based Educational Technology (authored by me) which has already generated some interest among e-learning bloggers (Tony Bates and Clint Lalonde have made it the subject of posts on their respective blogs). I hope everyone attending the April 4 conference we are hosting on this topic (either in person or via web-cast) reads the paper beforehand…. Read more »

Who’s in Charge?

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been speaking with our BCcampus strategic advisory council members, along with a number of educational technology advocates and practitioners within the higher education system. The questions I’ve been asking have been about the strategic educational technology challenges each is facing. Responses have begun to cluster in three areas: Leadership and development – Training and developing staff at all levels… Read more »

April 4-Save the Date-Privacy Conference

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Save this date to your calendar: April 4, 2011, BCIT Atrium, 8th Floor, 555 Seymour St., Vancouver Keynote speaker: Ms Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Province of British Columbia. This conference is timely because the questions just keep coming: How much consent is enough? When students need to register with US-based open education tools to get access, can BC post-secondary institutions ask them to… Read more »