What’s in store for ApplyBC for fall 2014

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Updates for ApplyBC include refining previous changes and laying the groundwork for future developments The ApplyBC team has been hard at work over the summer, developing a strategy to implement improvements to the ApplyBC online application in an effort to improve the service for the students and participating institutions. There were three primary drivers for the recent changes: Specific requests from our partner institutions Feedback… Read more »

Back to school prep: an educational technologist’s view

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Dr. Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina’s Faculty of Education.  As part of his job, he analyzes, develops and helps to implement new tools and methods of enhancing learning. BCcampus caught up with Alec this week to ask him about how technology influences his back to school prep and teaching. How do you incorporate technology into your… Read more »

ApplyBC Update: a roadmap for 2014 and phasing out SIN collection

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BCcampus recently posted the ApplyBC 2014-2016 Roadmap to share the direction we have for our online application program, and we’d like to hear what our stakeholders have to say. Our goal is to improve the user experience while expanding our ability to better serve the needs of institutions. The ApplyBC application service underwent a modernization project in 2013, with a goal of providing a seamless… Read more »

ApplyBC – The Branding Potential for B.C. Institutions

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The ApplyBC Modernization project provides a major update to our 10-year-old application service, providing exceptional user experience for students wishing to apply at one or more of B.C.’s educational institutions. To provide our partner institutions with a consistent marketing message for students applying online, we have built useful design elements into the next iteration of the ApplyBC online application. The applications will continue to be completed… Read more »

ApplyBC Modernization Project: Why Eigen?

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We’ve been moving forward with the ApplyBC Modernization project, an upgrade for our online application service, to provide a better experience for our end users and institutions. One of the reasons we’ve opted to modernize our online application is to provide additional security for applicants choosing to pay the admission fee for their desired institution online via credit card. Eigen Development (Eigen) was the provider… Read more »

Modernizing ApplyBC

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An application service that provides a more seamless user experience, is mobile-friendly, processes payments securely, returns real-time accumulated data to the B.C. higher education system and has the ability to add on services like transcripts. That’s the vision of the ApplyBC Steering Committee under a “co-operative autonomy” governance model. BCcampus is well on the way to realizing this vision for ApplyBC. Last year Simon Fraser… Read more »