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 »


The BCOER Librarians are cultivating a community of practice

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Inspired by the growing open education movement in British Columbia, the BCOER Librarians are a grassroots group of academic librarians in B.C, who came together as a community of practice to increase their knowledge, interest, and expertise in open educational resources (OER) and to share their ideas, tools, and strategies for promoting and supporting them. These librarians focus on the education and professional development of… Read more »


BCcampus faculty bursary winner, Elle Ting, shares her transformative learning experience

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When BCcampus generously offered me a faculty bursary to attend the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (STLHE) in 2015, I leapt at the chance to be there.  It was my first STLHE conference, and I was getting full VIP access.  What I didn’t know at the time was that my admittance into STLHE would play a pivotal role in a wished-for-but-not-completely-planned… Read more »


Facilitating learning and professional development online through powerful workshops

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Our Professional Learning team plans and facilitates many wonderful events and workshops for educators, leaders and professional staff in B.C., and two of the most popular are our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) and Facilitator Development Online (FDO) workshops. Back in September 2013, BCcampus began offering the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop, our very first cohort-based and password protected online course. FLO is five weeks long, and introduces research-based… Read more »


Staff Spotlight: Meet the Professional Learning team

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As part of our staff highlight section, we’d like to draw attention to the amazing Professional Learning team, the people who bring a wide range of teaching and learning workshops, sessions, topics, groups, events and opportunities for B.C.’s higher education communities. The Professional Learning team thrives on collaboration with the post-secondary institutions in B.C. and continually join together to create incredibly successful events for BCcampus… Read more »


Festival of Learning: Celebrating Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

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On June 6- 9, 2016, join us for the inaugural Festival of Learning, the teaching and learning event of the year where educators, leaders and professional staff will find a variety of opportunities to learn, laugh, create and collaborate with colleagues from across B.C. – extending well beyond one’s existing networks. The Festival of Learning is a culmination of extraordinary annual events, existing groups, and… Read more »


Inside ETUG: An Instructor shares her tips, tricks and takeaways from the Unconference

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The Education Technology Users Group (ETUG) is growing in size and popularity, and we have many instructors who are keen to share their feedback from one or many of the sessions they’ve attended. Following on the heels of the interview with Camosun College’s Daniel Reeve, we asked Barbara Wuhrer, an Instructor from the Langara School of Management to share with us her experiences and takeaways… Read more »


Spotlight: Getting to know Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus

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As part of a new series, we will share behind-the-scenes stories, experiences, and tips on what makes our staff truly shine and what makes BCcampus continue to thrive as the small, but robust organization that it is. We were able to catch up with Denise Goudy to ask her a few questions about what it is like to be the Director of BCcampus, here’s what… Read more »