5 Questions with Gilbert Fung: BCcampus co-op student

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BCcampus has hired quite a few co-op students over the years. When they end their stay with us, we ask for their thoughts on their time working for BCcampus. Gilbert Fung is a student in the Interactive Arts program at Simon Fraser University; his term ended in December 2013. Gilbert Fung What were your general impressions of your work term? Although it was a brief… Read more »

e-Transcript Program Plans to Expand to Vancouver Island

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Applying to university or college can be a long, confusing and expensive process. That is especially true when it comes to ordering transcripts and ensuring they are transferred between organizations. That situation is changing, thanks to BCCampus’ electronic transcript transfer pilot program. When it’s complete, every post-secondary institution in the province will adopt a standardized method of issuing transcripts electronically. This method will be secure,… Read more »

Student Services Survey Results

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Purpose of the Survey The Student Services Survey was conducted by BCcampus in order to understand what kinds of issues post-secondary students are having with the current student services and to find out how BCcampus can better help these students. Duration and Respondents The survey ran for 18 days in April 2013, and was published by email, on course homepages, and on Social Networks. The… Read more »

ApplyBC Modernization Project: Why Eigen?

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We’ve been moving forward with the ApplyBC Modernization project, an upgrade for our online application service, to provide a better experience for our end users and institutions. One of the reasons we’ve opted to modernize our online application is to provide additional security for applicants choosing to pay the admission fee for their desired institution online via credit card. Eigen Development (Eigen) was the provider… Read more »

BCcampus: a place to learn and grow

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Working as a co-op student at BCcampus was a great place to learn new knowledge and skills and to grow myself. Sung Lee I was hired as a Learner Services Research Assistant, and in the beginning of the work term, I think I was not confident enough in myself. As a non-native English speaker, being a research assistant which requires good communication skills was challenging…. Read more »

Modernizing ApplyBC

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An application service that provides a more seamless user experience, is mobile-friendly, processes payments securely, returns real-time accumulated data to the B.C. higher education system and has the ability to add on services like transcripts. That’s the vision of the ApplyBC Steering Committee under a “co-operative autonomy” governance model. BCcampus is well on the way to realizing this vision for ApplyBC. Last year Simon Fraser… Read more »

Design, interaction and complexity: a co-op student perspective

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There aren’t many people in design with economics degrees. Oddly enough, I changed paths because of an economics professor. He was an expert at communicating some of the most complex concepts succinctly, leaving me both impressed and disheartened. How could public discussion of economics improve if only professors with decades of experience and mathematical models could explain it effectively? Patrick Clarke I enrolled in SIAT… Read more »

CoursesBC/MyCreditsBC Webinars for Student Advisors

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A full schedule of webinars and workshops on two of our student service tools is on the horizon following the success of sessions offered earlier this year. Four webinars covering the basics of CoursesBC and MyCreditsBC are scheduled for: November 6, 2012 (Tuesday) 10am – 11am November 7, 2012 (Wednesday) 2pm – 3pm February 12, 2013 (Tuesday) 10am – 11am February 14, 2013 (Thursday) 2pm… Read more »

Surveying prospective students

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In the past two years at BCcampus we haven’t focused much on post-secondary students as an audience. The primary audience for our communications efforts is made up of representatives from post-secondary institutions themselves. After all, it’s the presidents, vice-presidents academic, directors of information technology, registrars, people at centres for teaching and learning technologies who we deal with regularly. They’re the ones we have to persuade… Read more »