Inside ETUG: An Instructor shares her tips, tricks and takeaways from the Unconference

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The Education Technology Users Group (ETUG) is growing in size and popularity, and we have many instructors who are keen to share their feedback from one or many of the sessions they’ve attended. Following on the heels of the interview with Camosun College’s Daniel Reeve, we asked Barbara Wuhrer, an Instructor from the Langara School of Management to share with us her experiences and takeaways… Read more »

B.C. post-secondary educators share their insight for the future of EdTech in 2016

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As we look ahead in 2016, seven B.C. post-secondary leaders share with us the top Educational Technologies they are excited to learn, test and teach. Find out which technology trends are on the radar of these EdTech specialists and which ones we should be keeping a closer eye on in the not-too-distant future. Lucas Wright – Learning Technology Specialist, University of British Columbia “An interesting trend… Read more »

Spotlight: Getting to know Denise Goudy, Director, BCcampus

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As part of a new series, we will share behind-the-scenes stories, experiences, and tips on what makes our staff truly shine and what makes BCcampus continue to thrive as the small, but robust organization that it is. We were able to catch up with Denise Goudy to ask her a few questions about what it is like to be the Director of BCcampus, here’s what… Read more »

The Impact of ETUG: First-time attendee, Daniel Reeve, shares his experiences

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We recently sat down with Daniel Reeve, a Political Science instructor from Camosun College to ask him about his experiences at the 2015 ETUG Spring Workshop, here’s what he had to say. Please tell us about how you’re connected with ETUG and about your experiences with this community. Four years ago, I taught my first online course. Developing the course required me to become much… Read more »

5 key lessons learned through the B.C. Open Textbook Project

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In October 2015, the B.C. Open Textbook Project turned three and as of today, there are over 135 open textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbooks Collection. These Open Educational Resources (OER) are important to the higher education system in B.C. because they have the potential to: increase access to higher education by reducing student costs, give faculty more control over their instructional resources, and move… Read more »

Creating connections at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference in June

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A quick look at the upcoming Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, scheduled for June in Vancouver, B.C. Hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, the 35th annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference in Vancouver is bringing together over 500 participants in June, providing educators throughout the province and across the country the… Read more »

BC-TLC new Executive looks forward to its 2015 inaugural year

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Just one year after initially exploring the possibilities of greater collaboration and resource sharing through the formation of a group of leaders, the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council (BC-TLC) Executive will hold its first General Meeting early this June. In March 2015, a call for nominations went out to the BC-TLC membership. Responses indicated an election was unnecessary and the following individuals were elected… Read more »

Peer Feedback on Writing: How Much is Enough?

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How well does student writing improve through giving (and getting) peer feedback? Is the learning maintained in future writing? Dr. Christina Hendricks, PhD, Sr. Instructor of Philosophy and ArtsONE at UBC, is a proponent of Open Education and an educator with an enquiring mind. While teaching the writing-intensive ArtsONE program to first year students she became curious about the value of their peer feedback process…. Read more »

Vancouver to host the 2015 international Open Education Conference

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Last week, several BCcampus staffers attended OpenEd 2014 in Washington, DC. Partly because of the work we’ve been doing in the OER space in the past two years, conference founder David Wiley announced Vancouver will be the site of next year’s event. At the conference, BCcampus manager for OER, Clint Lalonde, and developer Brad Payne presented on the work Brad has been doing to add… Read more »

B.C. post-secondary educators meet in two conferences to discuss best practices in ed tech and teaching research

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Christina Hendricks

“Push yourself beyond your little confirmation network,” said Gary Poole at the end of the BCcampus symposium on teaching and learning scholarship last Friday, November 14. “Seek out people who will challenge you sometimes.” Hundreds of B.C. post-secondary educators were there to do just that, and so it was a fitting end to two days of conferences hosted by BCcampus last week. ETUG “Unconference” First,… Read more »