The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education

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BCcampus – PRESS RELEASE eCampusAlberta is pleased to announce its support for the National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education. eCampusAlberta, along with its Canadian consortium counterparts: BCcampus, Campus Manitoba, Contact North and eCampusOntario have committed financial and in-kind resources to help launch this important project. Lead researcher, Dr. Tony Bates is passionate about this project and is “excited to be… Read more »


Two years ago at BCcampus

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December can be a busy time of year in post-secondary education. Final papers and exams need to be marked, and holiday preparation notches up the stress levels. Amid the chaos, we’ve taken some time to look back in time to what was happening on bccampus.ca two years ago. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary with a retrospective of our first decade. We were just starting our… Read more »


Survey opportunity for OER faculty in B.C.

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Do Open Educational Resources make a difference in the classroom? An online survey developed by BCcampus and U.K.-based OER Research Hub is being used to collect data to quantify the efficacy of OER Open Educational Resources have been popular topics for BCcampus; we’ve explored the economics of open, the intersection of open education and technology, and additional relevant posts. Collaborating with the OER Research Hub… Read more »


Help make CoursesBC even better with our survey

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BCcampus wants to expand the scope and reach of its free course search service and it’s looking for your input. CoursesBC is a directory of online/distance courses offered by B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions. To improve and expand our service, BCcampus is surveying CoursesBC users. Currently, you can search for courses by sectors, institutions, and start dates. You’re able to learn which distance courses are equivalent… Read more »


ApplyBC Student Survey 2014 – The Results

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Would-be post-secondary students appreciate the convenience of ApplyBC, but their application experience could be even better, according to our latest user survey. Recently we conducted an online survey to gain a better understanding of how our audience uses the ApplyBC online application. The respondents provided us with useful feedback on the changes we implemented in 2013, and offered suggestions as to how we can improve… Read more »


Survey finds higher education institutions are adopting standards to promote online education quality

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The 2013 Managing Online Education Survey by WCET reveals 85% of responding institutions have implemented some form of standards or best practices in online courses. Boulder, CO – WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) in partnership with BCcampus, Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, and eCampusAlberta, announce the release of the 2013 Managing Online Education Survey Results focused on the practices that promote quality in online… 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 »


Powering up with POERUP – a questionnaire about OER

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BCcampus has been asked to help out with a survey of open educational resources (OER) communities that is being undertaken by European Commission researchers. We’re inviting British Columbia educators to participate: specifically the survey is about participants in BCcampus OER activities. If you are an educational technology co-ordinator, a member of ETUG, on our Open Textbook sub-committee — if you are working or volunteering in… Read more »


Student Services Survey

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BCcampus is asking faculty and academic administrators to help us by letting students know about our BC student services survey. The survey is available at: http://bccampus.fluidsurveys.com/s/StudentServices/ Everyone who participates will have a chance to win a 16GB Google Nexus 10 or a 16GB Apple iPad with Retina display. The winner will have an option to choose one between the two tablets. The deadline of the… Read more »


Ten Years of Online Education

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A leading annual survey report in the U.S., “Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States” indicates some similarities between the U.S. and Canada in the landscape of higher education online. Some key report findings include: Over 6.7 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2011 term, an increase of 570,000 students over the previous year…. Read more »