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 »


The Impact of ETUG: First-time attendee, Daniel Reeve, shares his experiences

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We recently sat down with Daniel Reeve, a Political Science instructor from Camosun College to ask him about his experiences at the 2015 ETUG Spring Workshop, here’s what he had to say. Please tell us about how you’re connected with ETUG and about your experiences with this community. Four years ago, I taught my first online course. Developing the course required me to become much… Read more »


BCcampus Professional Learning is unleashing the power of Liberating Structures

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When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Are you ready to break out, increase participation, boost creative energy in your meetings, gatherings, classrooms and workshops? If you’ve answered YES, then join us for the Liberating Structures Workshop. BCcampus Professional Learning and the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UBC are collaborating together to bring you Liberating Structures! BCcampus and CTLT are excited… Read more »


Engaging with the B.C. Teaching and Learning Network

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The B.C. Teaching and Learning Network, formerly University, College, and Institute, Professional Development (UCIPD), has adopted a new name and is focused on supporting educational developers throughout the province. The most recent workshop for the B.C Teaching and Learning Network was held at Vancouver Community College in early October, and focused on connecting colleagues and developing solid plenaries to further the development of professionals within… Read more »