What can you expect at the 2015 Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education?

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The upcoming Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education builds on the success of last year’s event and connects thought-leaders and engaged educators throughout the province; sharing and developing advanced learning concepts to improve the educational opportunities in B.C. At BCcampus, one of our goals is to help raise awareness about the various services available to the province’s post-secondary institutions and we accomplish… Read more »

BCcampus Fall 2015 Upcoming Events

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Upcoming events for the professionals throughout the province interested in advancement and opportunities within post-secondary education, featuring BCcampus OpenEd, BCcampus Professional Learning, ETUG, and Student Services. Wow – it’s already September. Hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to enjoy your summer break and after spending quality time with your friends and family you’re ready to begin the new school year. We managed to take some time… Read more »

No Budget for Professional Development? No Problem. Log on to Learn!

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There’s no question that Professional Development is important, but not all organizations can afford it. Once the costs for registration, travel, accommodations, meals and time away from work are factored in, many organizations simply don’t have the funds. The benefits of attending a conference in person include networking opportunities, participating in round table discussions and gaining new insights. The long-term value of these learning experiences… Read more »

Co-op student experience surpasses expectations

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In Spring 2011, I was hired at BCcampus as a Professional Learning and Communications Assistant through the Simon Fraser University’s Co-op program. I applied for the position to enhance my writing skills and continue to explore my creative marketing side. My experience at this office has far exceeded my expectations. There is no set schedule each day as the tasks change every week and it’s… Read more »

Professional Learning – that’s what we do

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What do we call ourselves? How do we describe what we do? For individuals involved in supporting faculty and staff in higher education, this question never seems to go away. Over time, as we refine our goals and teaching and learning philosophies, the nomenclature becomes mismatched, or outdated. In teaching and learning centres across the province we hear people talk about faculty development, faculty developers,… Read more »

Open Professional Learning

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The announcement for Open Education Week in 2011 brought about a flurry of activity. There are so many excellent learning opportunities thanks to educators willing to share their expertise and resources. This prompted some reflection among BCcampus staff on how we have walked the talk when it comes to OPEN professional learning. Here is a summary.   For the past 7 1/2 years, the SCoPE… Read more »

Hanging out and watching videos

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If I don’t say this all the time I should because I sure think it a lot! I’m so grateful for my membership in CPsquare, and especially the partnership between SCoPEand CP2 to organize quarterly field trips together. Well, after I typed that I immediately wanted to add also especially the monthly “my practice” series where I learn so much from other community of practice leaders. Normally for the… Read more »