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 »


Making professional development accessible for the B.C. early years sector

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Since 2015, BCcampus has led research to inform the development of a professional development web solution for the Provincial Office of the Early Years. With the goal of improving early years programs and services, the provincial government has sought to support training and increase access to professional development opportunities for those who work in the early years sector. Part of this initiative is a plan… Read more »


There’s big buzz at BCcampus this fall

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Welcome back! Over the summer, we took the time to plan, research and recharge and now we are ready to jump into the new term ahead of us with a lot of notable events and exciting things to share. From workshops to webinars, new tools and reports – keep your eyes on our channels to see the many great things we have in store for… Read more »


The Festival of Learning celebrates the higher education community

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Well, we’ve packed up our festival tent and headed back to our respective institutions, hopefully with lots of fun memories and useful takeaways that will enrich our work in higher education. Throughout the Festival of Learning, we were thrilled to see so many new and familiar faces, and hear your stories of inter-institutional sharing. If you have a story from your time at the festival, please consider sharing… Read more »


BCcampus staff spotlight: Mary Burgess, Executive Director

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The stage is set and the curtains are drawn, it’s finally opening day at the Festival of Learning! To help kick off the celebrations, we’d like to share a few things about what makes BCcampus shine, and what better person than our very own Executive Director, Mary Burgess. This is the fifth installment in the staff highlight series, following in the footsteps of Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus, the Professional Learning… Read more »


BCcampus walks the talk with Liberating Structures

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We are thrilled to see – and support – the adoption of Liberating Structures among our colleagues in B.C. higher education.  At BCcampus, we are also using Liberating Structures to support conversations, collaboration, and innovation within our organization. Back in 2013, (thanks to Nancy White ) we discovered these powerful approaches to facilitation. Then in early 2015, we supported some of our staff to attend… Read more »


Supporting the Indigenization of higher education in B.C.

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Starting this spring, BCcampus on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education will begin the facilitation of the system-wide Indigenization of Curriculum and Cultural Awareness training project (ICCAT) for post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. The project will support the development of open educational resources that will be accessible to faculty and staff at all post-secondary institutions so that they can be better prepared to meet… Read more »


Faculty share bold ideas & lessons learned from Scholarly Inquiry practice

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As a strong advocate for scholarly and evidence-based teaching and learning practices, BCcampus creates spaces to support this work through various sessions, symposia, and workshops. These learning opportunities help to support scholarly teaching and learning practices in British Columbia by bringing together educators and thought leaders as a way to connect and share their research and resources with others in the higher ed community. At the… Read more »