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 »


BCcampus has a global mindset, expanding beyond borders

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As you all know, on January 27, 2017, the U.S. President, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from gaining entrance to the United States. To offset the shock this has caused, many universities in B.C. have issued statements, welcoming and encouraging the continued diversity of cultures, beliefs, ethnicities and geographical differences across all… Read more »


Camosun College: Advocating for students using Universal Design for Learning

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Following up on the great work of the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, created by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Faculty, Instructional Designer, eLearning, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Camosun College and Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian and Coordinator, Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources BC (CAPER_BC); Camosun College has continued their efforts in advocating for and working with faculty and… Read more »


A new collaboration: The BCcampus Advisory Group

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BCcampus wants to get more feedback from our community. Your community. To do so, we have established a committee to help guide us on institutional needs and those of the system as a whole. Back in December, we put a call out for nominations and proposals for the BCcampus Advisory Group and were blown away by the positive reaction from the applicants that put their… Read more »


BCcampus Open Textbook Summit 2017 – May 24-25

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The next Open Textbook Summit is slated for May 24-25 at Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre in Vancouver. Join us for two days of workshops and presentations that explore how open practices can influence open textbook development to enhance teaching and learning. Sharing. Communicating. Collaborating. One of the most important takeaways from the last Open Textbook Summit was the creation of a sense of community;… Read more »


Kaltura Shared Service expands

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The provincial Kaltura Shared Service is expanding from 5 to 8 institutions as the project moves out of the pilot phase. Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University join existing Kaltura Shared Service institutions Langara College, University of Northern British Columbia Douglas College, University of the Fraser Valley, and College of the Rockies in the Kaltura Shared Service as the service officially comes… Read more »


Storming the Ivory Tower: A Workshop on Transforming Post-Secondary Education

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Introduction by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Last fall, Leva Lee of BCcampus and Steven Bishop of Douglas College wrote the article below about a workshop facilitated by Ross Laird, a Vancouver-based author and consultant. The relevancy of this conversation can’t be overstated. We need to be thinking of students as whole people, not identical empty vessels to be filled with content. As we work… Read more »


Upcoming Learning Opportunities at BCcampus

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The first quarter of 2017 features four events to add value to your teaching and learning practices and environments. The Professional Learning team at BCcampus is hosting a pair of workshops in February, offering unique and powerful ways to facilitate learning. There is also an online EdTech Demo in January, and a course about facilitating learning online – delivered online – starting in February. VizEd… Read more »


Top 5 BCcampus Blog Posts of 2016

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2016 has been brisk, to say the least, with many of us traveling around Canada and the U.S. to attend events, speak at conferences, collaborate with colleagues from the post-secondary sector and one of us even had the opportunity to travel all the way to Cape Town, South Africa as a 2016 Institute for Open Leadership Fellow. As we look forward to all that 2017 will… Read more »


12 Apps of Christmas for Teaching and Learning

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On December 1st, ETUG will launch the first B.C. 12 Apps of Christmas for teaching and learning. Similar to the successful U.K. event, this fast, fun, micro-learning opportunity is free, open, online and offered to you by B.C. post-secondary educators for B.C. post-secondary educators. All are welcome to participate.   Sylvia Riessner, long time ETUG member and a BCcampus Facilitating Learning Online leader, participated in four… Read more »