Embracing inclusivity: Festival of Learning 2018

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The Festival of Learning event, scheduled for May 28 – 30, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver, builds on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, while delivering more value and variety to the instructors, faculty, developers, technologists, and students of B.C and beyond. There’s something for every educator and post-secondary learner. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Healthy minds, healthy campuses, and… Read more »


BCcampus leads collaborative revision of Practical Nursing and Access to Practical Nursing provincial curriculum

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BCcampus is leading the collaborative revision of the openly licensed 2011 Practical Nursing (PN) Program Curriculum Guide and Access to Practical Nursing (APN) Program Curriculum Guide on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (AEST). Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Through the snowy Winter of 2016 and Spring of 2017, a 10-member Steering Committee representing B.C. public and private post-secondary institutions, health… Read more »


BCcampus celebrates B.C. Open Textbook’s 5th anniversary

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It was in 2012, at the annual Open Education conference that we announced the creation of the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. Five years later, we have just returned from this year’s Open Education conference in Anaheim, California, and are celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Collection – let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come over the years. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Beginning… Read more »


Open Access Week: Events, Workshops and Webinars in B.C.

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Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team To celebrate Open Access… Read more »


Reflections on Open Ed 2017: Amanda Coolidge

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I don’t tend to do post-conference reflections. Mainly because I crash hard after conferences, and while I did that with OpenEd 17 I also feel like I have some brewing thoughts and questions that need to be shared, or perhaps need to be shared with myself – a post-conference self-reflection piece. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education This morning Daniel Williamson sent me… Read more »


OpenEd17: Diving Deeper into Open

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Disneyland was a tantalizing few miles away from the 14th annual Open Education conference at the Hyatt Regency in Anaheim, California. Yet visiting the Magic Kingdom seemed to be the last thing on most attendees’ minds. Instead, they immersed themselves in this year’s program of sharing, gratitude, and hope. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education At last year’s conference, I noticed how old and… Read more »


Connect, Collaborate, Innovate: My first month at BCcampus

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As I write this I am in the air, on my way to the #OpenEd17 conference in Anaheim. But as I reflect on my life over the past month—the first of my year-long secondment to BCcampus—I realize that for once my life has been anything but up in the air, as I have enjoyed the most rewarding and stable period of my work supporting the open education movement. It… Read more »


Sharing, gratitude and hope: BCcampus heads to OpenEd17

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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference is just around the corner and we are excited as ever to attend and participate in this much-anticipated annual event. If you’re attending, either in-person or online, be sure to say hello! #OpenEd17 Post by Erin Beattie, Digital Media Strategist, BCcampus In attendance from BCcampus, are Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, Rajiv Jhangiani, Advisor, Open Education, Amanda Coolidge, Senior… Read more »


Open Education Stories: Removing Barriers to Access with Jennifer Barker

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We’re kicking off a new series of videos to share stories of how open education is transforming teaching and learning across B.C’s post-secondary sector and making education more accessible for all learners. Post by Lucas Wright, Advisor, Open Education, BCcampus In this video, Dr. Jennifer Barker, a Biology instructor at Douglas College, says that a big turning point that sparked her interest in open education… Read more »


Finding the Key to Open

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Imagine planning your dream vacation. You’ve booked days off from work and found the perfect holiday house to rent. You endure a long flight to reach your destination only to discover that the landlord has forgotten to leave you keys. In fact, he never gives you the keys or answers your calls. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus For the rest of the vacation,… Read more »