ETUG presses buttons and pushes boundaries

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Vancouver Community College plays host to the Fall Educational Technology User Group (ETUG) Workshop 2017, on October 27. The theme is digital literacy. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology and Development  The organizing committee has put together an engaging one-day workshop designed to help participants explore the multi-faceted world of digital literacy and the role post-secondary education can play in fostering critical information, media,… Read more »


Connecting the North: Talking Teaching and Learning with NWCC’s Carrie Nolan

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This is BCcampus’ third post exploring Teaching and Learning Centres in British Columbia. The first introduced Tim Paul from Douglas College, and the second, Janni Aragon at the University of Victoria. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team In this third post, we reached north to Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation (COLT) at Northwest Community College (NWCC). NWCC has numerous campuses, meaning more access to… Read more »


Going with the FLO—Many options for facilitated learning online

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BCcampus offers a range of courses to facilitate learning and teaching online. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Facilitating Learning Online courses (FLO) offer a few options for the needs of different educators. Four courses are available; 1) FLO Fundamentals, informed by leading research on adult and online learning, provides baseline skills for effectively teaching online. 2) FLO Synchronous focuses on facilitation techniques for teaching in… Read more »


2018-19 BCcampus Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program

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BCcampus is very pleased to announce a new Scholarly Teaching Fellows Program. The Call for Proposals is now open and submissions will be accepted until January 8, 2018.  See below for instructions on how to make a submission. Call for Proposals BCcampus welcomes applications for the 2018-19 Scholarly Teaching Fellowships. Three Fellowships of up to $10,000 will be awarded. We are looking for post-secondary educators from… Read more »


Symposium 2017: Improving the learning experience

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The next Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning is just around the corner, and we’re expecting another fantastic turnout at this popular annual event. We have a celebrated keynote speaker, brilliant presentations from educators and researchers from across the province, and a full day of learning and leading. Join us on November 6th for a true learning experience. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Symposium 2017… Read more »


Learning + Teaching: Courses to help facilitate learning online

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FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) is a growing collection of two to five week online courses available to post-secondary faculty and staff, designed to enhance skills required to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online. What makes FLO courses unique? Designed and developed by experienced learning designers and educators, incorporating ongoing feedback and suggestions from alumni Experience the role of the learner, while learning about and experiencing the role of the… Read more »


#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 »