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 »


A new Chair for the BC Teaching and Learning Council

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If you ask Vivian Forssman what technology she uses to boost her leadership productivity, the answer is surprising: “I pick up the phone,” she says. “I’m a bit old-school that way. I like to get things done fast.” Despite this confession, Vivian is keenly aware of new technologies, particularly those changing the landscape for the delivery of post-secondary education. Day-to-day, she is the Director of… Read more »


EDUCAUSE Annual Conference highlights Next Generation Digital Learning Environments & Learning Analytics

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EDUCAUSE is one of the largest conferences in North America focusing on post-secondary Information Technology. The 2016 edition drew over 8000 participants from around the world, representing institutional I.T. departments, teaching & learning centres, educational technologists, and product & service companies supporting post-secondary IT. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology from the annual EDUCAUSE conference which took place October 25-28 in Anaheim, California. I went… Read more »


Two “seriously fun” events to advance your teaching and learning practice

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In February 2017, BCcampus invites you to join us for one or two exciting workshops that invite you to think visually and creatively about facilitation, engagement, and learning. VizEd: Going Visual in Post-Secondary Education Facilitated by Nancy White and Tracy Kelly, participants will experience an active, fun, full day of drawing and exploring practices for going visual with in our teaching and learning work. No art… Read more »


Supporting Indigenized spaces in post-secondary professional learning

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The Indigenization Project has grown since it was announced this past April. This collaborative project will develop open educational professional learning resources that contribute to an increased awareness and understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures and perspectives, and ways of knowing for those who work in post-secondary institutions. Ultimately, this incorporation of Indigenous epistemologies into professional practice will enable post-secondary institutions to continue to: Develop the… Read more »


The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review

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A huge aspect of learning is taking the time to reflect on the hard work, accomplishments, and even the failures along the way. These moments help us all grow as learners, teachers and community members. The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review shows our openness and transparency so that our stakeholders can see and better understand the services we have available, what we’ve been working on and… Read more »


What defines an excellent course?

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The answer is easy, it’s design and facilitation. Because after all, content is just content without it. That’s where we come in. Through Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) and Facilitator Development Online (FDO) workshops, we guide educators in these 5-week and 2-week intensive sessions to learn how to actively facilitate learning. As we mentioned in an earlier post, our FLO and FDO sessions continue to draw… Read more »


Dust off your cauldrons for the ETUG Fall Workshop 2016

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The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is getting ready to host their much-anticipated ETUG Fall Workshop 2016 with a Halloween-inspired theme of “scary stories” from the EdTech bleeding edge. Don’t fear! This workshop is an opportunity to share your tales of failures, flops and EdTech experiences gone awry with other members of B.C.’s EdTech community. As the workshop title suggests, the Little (Work) Shop of… Read more »