Testing software in BCcampus’ digital sandbox

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sandbox with toys

BCcampus’ sandbox is like a test kitchen for technology. You get to play around with ingredients and a recipe (software application) before you decide whether to put it on your menu (curriculum). The sandbox helps you make informed decisions. Let’s say there’s an open source software application that you’ve been thinking about using in your classroom or at your institution. (The Canvas learning management system might… Read more »

Top 8 facts about our Professional Cook Gap Training pilot program

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Here’s the scenario: you’ve been a cook for years and you want a better job, but you’re not Red Seal certified, so where do you start? Take time off work to go back to school and start from scratch? That seems like a waste of time, because obviously you have some skills and experience already. You’d like to brush up on a few things to… Read more »

Best-of-BCcampus blog posts: from hype cycles and technology triggers, to open data and mobile apps

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Over July and August, we’ll be highlighting a series of our best and most interesting posts we’ve published this past academic year. We had fun writing them, so we hope you enjoy reading them. Meet David Wrate, Tannis Morgan and David Kernohan Among our two highest read blog posts this past spring were our five questions with David Wrate and Tannis Morgan. David is the… Read more »

Hype cycles and technology triggers

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We do live in interesting times. With the dynamism of technological opportunity being played out in the education sector, creating big questions about the ongoing viability of higher education structures and processes, somebody had to offer a view tied the notion of the hype cycle. Our colleague, David Kernohan from JISC in the UK, recently sat back in a wingback chair with his pipe to… Read more »

The Economics of Open

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Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, research articles, videos, and other materials used to support education. OER creators own the intellectual property and copyrights of the OER they create. However, they license the OER and make it freely available to others. Every… Read more »