North Island College recognized as global leader in online innovation

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The Wharton School of Business Reimagine Education Awards recognized North Island College with a pair of awards for their innovative remote laboratory and ability to provide real-time access to distance learners A project created by a local institution to provide students with an Internet connection real-time access to hands-on lab experiments has been recently recognized as one of the top online innovations in the world…. Read more »

5 Questions with Nick Rubidge

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Dr. Nick Rubidge

Nick Rubidge retires this summer as President and CEO, College of the Rockies and as a BCcampus Strategic Council Member. 1. In February, you received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for your exceptional contribution to the post-secondary sector and adult education. Can you share with us your thoughts about open education and access? Colleges in B.C. were established to provide educational opportunities to all residents of… Read more »

Building for the Future: Remote Web-Based Science Labs and NANSLO

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This week finds the BCcampus team immersed in the world of Remote Web-based Science Laboratory (RWSL) learning with two back-to-back meetings with key thought-leaders from across the province and the United States. The BC RWSL meeting brings together the top innovators from North Island College and Thompson Rivers University to share their thinking, research and understanding of how to make science more accessible to learners… Read more »

Teaching Science Online

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Teaching science online is a big need as graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math continue to be high priority needs for fuelling economic growth. Last week BCcampus published a news story about our involvement in the North American Network of Science Labs Online and the workshop that was held at North Island College. See NANSLO demonstrates online labs at North Island College gathering. More… Read more »