An award-winning partnership: BCcampus and WITS Bullying Prevention Program

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Chances are that if you have school age children in British Columbia you are likely familiar with the WITS anti-bullying program. The Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help program started out in the early 1990s at Lampson Elementary School in Esquimalt BC. Today, the evidence-based WITS program can now be found in over 500 schools and communities across Canada.  And, the program is… Read more »


Spotlight on UBC Open: Three things you need to know about right now

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Each day last week, as part of Open Education Week 2014 we featured some of our best open textbooks (those with ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our BCcampus OpenEd site. Today, we’re turning our attention to the University of British Columbia’s open learning programs. UBC’s open learning is based on the belief that knowledge… Read more »


BCcampus Best-of Open Textbooks: We’re all about numbers

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s textbooks are on the subjects of numbers and logic: Textbook: Introductory Statistics… Read more »


Open Textbooks of the Day: Business and Communications

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s textbooks are all about business and communications: Textbook: Mastering Strategic Management Reviewed… Read more »


5 Questions with Gina Bennett, eLearning specialist and open education advocate

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Gina Bennett coordinates all aspects of distance learning for the College of the Rockies including orienting new faculty to the online learning environment, providing student and faculty support, and evaluating new technologies for educational application. What do you do at College of the Rockies? I’ve been a faculty member at the College for 16 years. Our small college allows me to wear many different hats…. Read more »


Open Textbooks of the Day: Economics

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s textbook is about economics: Textbook: Principles of Microeconomics Reviewed by: John Brouwer, Eton… Read more »


Open Textbooks of the Day: Social Sciences

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s three textbooks are in the social sciences:   Textbook: Introduction… Read more »


5 questions with Mary Burgess on our open textbook project and the future of open education

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Mary Burgess

As the Open Education director for BCcampus, Mary is responsible for our open education programs including, the Open Textbook program, professional learning and training programs, and applied research projects such as the remote web-based science labs (RWSL /NANSLO).   1. Can you give us an overview of the open textbook project? The open textbook project works on a cycle of adopt, adapt and create. Our overall… Read more »


Goodbye Textbooks, Hello MOOCs?

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Is massive online learning replacing the simple textbook? We at BCcampus think there is a bright future for Open Textbooks, and Thompson Rivers University economics prof Dr. Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris isn’t using expensive traditional textbooks in his introductory classes anymore. Instead, he’s turning students on to open educational resources and MOOCs. Dr. Peter Tsigaris MOOCs stands for Massive Open Online Courses. They’re free, open to everyone,… Read more »


Best of BCcampus blog posts: from MOOCs to smart apps and even smarter people

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Summer provides us all with an opportunity to slow down and catch up with our reading. Our BCcampus editorial team works hard all year to research and publish informative content about the intersection of technology and the post-secondary sector. 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… Read more »