The BCcampus 2016/17 Annual Review

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In a post-secondary system as dynamic and diverse as British Columbia’s, we have many opportunities to learn from each other. It is within this context that BCcampus operates. Our organization works hard to build collaborative relationships with post-secondary partners province-wide and to bring them together to learn. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus In 2016, we saw more B.C. faculty and instructors than ever… Read more »


Expression of Interest: Indigenization Project – Creation of Open Professional Learning Resources

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This Expression of Interest (EOI) is intended to determine interest and availability to develop openly licensed content for the BCcampus Collaborative Project – The Indigenization Project. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia in enabling more access to powerful learning opportunities for students. Within BCcampus, the Collaborative Projects team works with leaders and innovators across multiple sectors to create impactful, student-centred learning experiences and… Read more »


Going global: Mary Burgess joins the OER Foundation

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Our commitment to open underpins our daily operations: the photos, notes, and resources acquired through events and conferences we participate in; the keynote addresses we present and those we host; and the policies, processes, collected data, and accountability reports we share on a regular basis. We have earned a global reputation for our contributions and support of open education by taking an active role in… Read more »


Learning + Teaching: Courses to help facilitate learning online

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FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) is a growing collection of two to five week online courses available to post-secondary faculty and staff, designed to enhance skills required to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online. What makes FLO courses unique? Designed and developed by experienced learning designers and educators, incorporating ongoing feedback and suggestions from alumni Experience the role of the learner, while learning about and experiencing the role of the… Read more »


Call for Volunteers: 2018 Festival of Learning Program Committee

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BCcampus is seeking volunteers from the B.C. post-secondary community to join the 2018 Festival of Learning program committee. The program committee will be responsible for providing leadership for the creation of the program and schedule for the 2018 Festival of Learning, which will be held May 28-30, 2018 in Vancouver, B.C. More details are available below, in the terms of reference for this committee. Submission… Read more »


Virtual reality and augmented reality field trips funded by OER grants

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Stanley Park is one of the crown jewels of our region, unique for the opportunities it offers to deepen ecological knowledge, further understanding of political and cultural history, and pursue unparalleled recreational opportunities. The experience of walking through the park’s beautiful, waterfront forests and learning about trees like Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar is one of the lasting memories that people take away from… Read more »


In full bloom: Thoughts on learning and community

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Last summer, I discovered a new favourite thing: vegetable gardening. After years of seeing our garden plot covered in black plastic, our neighbour offered to work with us to plant, care for and experiment with growing vegetables. Though experienced in growing tomatoes and cucumbers, he didn’t have the space to do more, and we were eager to learn anything. This would be our “community” project…. Read more »


4 Questions with Tim Paul on the evolving role of teaching and learning centres

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We’re starting a new series to get to know the some of the fabulous feats happening behind-the-scene at the Teaching and Learning Centres across B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. To kick off the series, we’ve started with Tim Paul, Manager, Academic Technology Services Centre for Educational and Information Technology, Douglas College. Although Douglas College does not have a Teaching and Learning Centre, per se, they do have… Read more »


Opening the flow of learning with Liberating Structures

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Liberating Structures are a collection of 33 seriously fun strategies to help people engage and work together. These powerful methods can be used in classrooms, meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, and more! In B.C. post-secondary, we have started using Liberating Structures to transform our classrooms and organizations by introducing these tiny shifts in the way we work, learn and collaborate together. To help others… Read more »


Jamming at the ETUG Spring Workshop

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Education by Design is the theme for the upcoming Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) Spring workshop, planned for June 1st and 2nd at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C. Featuring wicked-design challenges, social events, and a multi-sensory experience, this event will be inspirational, insightful, and memorable. Call it a hackathon, sprint, or design workshop, the ETUG Spring Jam 2017 is destined… Read more »