#VizEd17 – Creating Visual Resonance in Teaching and Learning

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The first of two seriously fun events, VizEd:Going Visual in Post-Secondary Education was held on February 21st, hosted by BCcampus and facilitated by Tracy Kelly and Nancy White. The workshop brought educators and facilitators from across the province together to unlock new learning pathways through visual language; no artistic ability required. Nervous laughter and the faint scent of Mr. Sketch markers filled the room, and… Read more »


Opening the flow of learning with Liberating Structures

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Liberating Structures are a collection of 33 seriously fun strategies to help people engage and work together. These powerful methods can be used in classrooms, meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, and more! In B.C. post-secondary, we have started using Liberating Structures to transform our classrooms and organizations by introducing these tiny shifts in the way we work, learn and collaborate together. To help others… Read more »


The Indigenization Project: Environmental Scan Update

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In this video, Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects and Dianne Biin, Project Manager and Content Developer, Indigenization Project talk about what they discovered in the environmental scan of Indigenized professional development resources accessed by post-secondary institutions across the province. Learn more: BCcampus Indigenization Environmental Scan Summary Join us at an upcoming event: Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Feb. 6 – Mar. 10, 2017 VizEd: Going Visual for… Read more »


Storming the Ivory Tower: A Workshop on Transforming Post-Secondary Education

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Introduction by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Last fall, Leva Lee of BCcampus and Steven Bishop of Douglas College wrote the article below about a workshop facilitated by Ross Laird, a Vancouver-based author and consultant. The relevancy of this conversation can’t be overstated. We need to be thinking of students as whole people, not identical empty vessels to be filled with content. As we work… Read more »


Upcoming Learning Opportunities at BCcampus

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The first quarter of 2017 features four events to add value to your teaching and learning practices and environments. The Professional Learning team at BCcampus is hosting a pair of workshops in February, offering unique and powerful ways to facilitate learning. There is also an online EdTech Demo in January, and a course about facilitating learning online – delivered online – starting in February. VizEd… Read more »


12 Apps of Christmas for Teaching and Learning

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On December 1st, ETUG will launch the first B.C. 12 Apps of Christmas for teaching and learning. Similar to the successful U.K. event, this fast, fun, micro-learning opportunity is free, open, online and offered to you by B.C. post-secondary educators for B.C. post-secondary educators. All are welcome to participate.   Sylvia Riessner, long time ETUG member and a BCcampus Facilitating Learning Online leader, participated in four… Read more »


A new Chair for the BC Teaching and Learning Council

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If you ask Vivian Forssman what technology she uses to boost her leadership productivity, the answer is surprising: “I pick up the phone,” she says. “I’m a bit old-school that way. I like to get things done fast.” Despite this confession, Vivian is keenly aware of new technologies, particularly those changing the landscape for the delivery of post-secondary education. Day-to-day, she is the Director of… Read more »


Two “seriously fun” events to advance your teaching and learning practice

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In February 2017, BCcampus invites you to join us for one or two exciting workshops that invite you to think visually and creatively about facilitation, engagement, and learning. VizEd: Going Visual in Post-Secondary Education Facilitated by Nancy White and Tracy Kelly, participants will experience an active, fun, full day of drawing and exploring practices for going visual with in our teaching and learning work. No art… Read more »


What defines an excellent course?

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The answer is easy, it’s design and facilitation. Because after all, content is just content without it. That’s where we come in. Through Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) and Facilitator Development Online (FDO) workshops, we guide educators in these 5-week and 2-week intensive sessions to learn how to actively facilitate learning. As we mentioned in an earlier post, our FLO and FDO sessions continue to draw… Read more »


Dust off your cauldrons for the ETUG Fall Workshop 2016

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The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is getting ready to host their much-anticipated ETUG Fall Workshop 2016 with a Halloween-inspired theme of “scary stories” from the EdTech bleeding edge. Don’t fear! This workshop is an opportunity to share your tales of failures, flops and EdTech experiences gone awry with other members of B.C.’s EdTech community. As the workshop title suggests, the Little (Work) Shop of… Read more »