Introducing the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide

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Before we get into the announcement of the Self-Publishing Guide, we need to let you know about a name change within BCcampus. What’s in a name? Many of you may have noticed a shift in our language and it’s because we have recently changed the name of the B.C. Open Textbook Project to BCcampus Open Education to represent our commitment to open practices as a… Read more »


Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows

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BCcampus welcomes applications for the 2018-2019 Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowships. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education BCcampus is in the process of identifying post-secondary faculty in British Columbia for three 1-year Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowships. Successful candidates will help raise awareness of open educational practices through advocacy and will conduct, present, and publish research on open educational practices (including,… 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 »


KPU unveils sweet suite of courses with no-cost textbooks

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Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) are about to save thousands of dollars on their education, thanks to dozens of courses that don’t require expensive, commercial textbooks. Launched Nov. 1, 2017, the courses are part of KPU’s Zed Cred program, which is the first of its kind in Canada. The “Z” in Zed Cred refers to zero textbook costs and the “Cred” refers… 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 »