Open Education Stories: Learning Between the Lines with OER

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In 2017, Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean, Aerospace Technology Campus, and Serhat Beyenir Instructor, Power Engineering, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) developed an openly licensed lab manual as a way to bridge the conceptual and the technical in Power Engineering and improve student learning and engagement. Post by Lucas Wright, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus Sanja and Serhat teach courses at BCIT that prepare… Read more »


Award for Excellence in Open Education – Inba Kehoe

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And the winner is… Inba Kehoe! We are delighted to announce Inba Kehoe, Scholarly Communication & Research Repository Librarian at the University of Victoria (UVic), as the newest recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Other honourees include Irwin DeVries, Tara Robertson, Christina Hendricks, and Tannis Morgan. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus Inba has been involved for many years… Read more »


BCcampus welcomes new Open Education Advisor

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It is with great delight that we announce the newest member to join our team – Please help us in welcoming Open Education Advisor, Krista Lambert. Krista joins BCcampus for a one-year secondment from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), where she works as an Instructional Designer in the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Krista has tremendous experience… Read more »


Festival of Learning 2018 – Update

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We’re about 100 days away from Festival of Learning 2018 (May 28 – 30), and our program committee and organizing teams are hard at work, ensuring we have everything in place to deliver another exceptional learning experience. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team The Festival of Learning 2018 – #FoL18 – will take place on May 28 – 30, 2018, at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront…. Read more »


Award for Excellence in Open Education – Tannis Morgan

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This is the third Award for Excellence in Open Education, having awarded the first one to Irwin DeVries and the second one to Tara Robertson. We are extremely pleased to announce the third recipient is… Tannis Morgan! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Tannis Morgan is the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). She is… Read more »


BCcampus – A look ahead for 2018

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2017 was another banner year for us at BCcampus and we’re excited about where we’ve been and where we’re heading in 2018. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Inclusivity and Accessibility In 2017, work continued on the vitally-important Indigenization Project we have been collaborating on with many system partners. We have been so grateful to the Project Steering Committee for their thoughtful leadership and… Read more »


Season’s greetings from BCcampus 

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From VizEd and Liberating Structures workshops, Open Education sessions, updates and presentations, and EdTech Demos to Indigenization Project and Early Years BC updates, ETUG workshops and Symposium 2017 – it is safe to say that we have had a year chock-full of events, opportunities, and projects which allowed us to connect and collaborate with our vast and wonderful communities across the province of British Columbia. And for that, we are incredibly grateful. It is hard to believe that 2017… Read more »


Award for Excellence in Open Education – Tara Robertson

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The second Award for Excellence in Open Education goes to… Tara Robertson. Tara Robertson has consistently championed open resources, open technologies, and open data. What distinguishes her from many others in the field is that which inspired this nomination: her work demystifying and practically connecting open and accessible. Post by Ben Hyman, University Librarian, Vancouver Island University (VIU)  & Shirley Lew, Director, Library, Teaching & Learning… Read more »


Award for Excellence in Open Education: Irwin DeVries

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We are incredibly pleased to announce the very first Award for Excellence in Open Education recipient, Dr. Irwin DeVries. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions to the open education movement in British Columbia and Irwin exemplifies this in every way. Post by Rajiv Jhangiani, Advisor, Open Education Dr. Irwin DeVries, Interim Associate Vice President, Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Open Learning, has long been… Read more »


Bridging the gap with UVic’s Technology Integrated Learning Department

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Readers will remember that in April, BCcampus launched a series of posts to introduce some of the various excellent Teaching and Learning Centres in post-secondary institutions throughout the province. In the first post, we talked to Tim Paul from Douglas College. More recently we had the chance to catch up with Janni Aragon, Director of Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) at the University of Victoria. Post… Read more »