Award for Excellence in Open Education – Tannis Morgan

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This is the third Award for Excellence in Open Education, having awarded the first one to Irwin DeVries and the second one to Tara Robertson. We are extremely pleased to announce the third recipient is… Tannis Morgan! Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Tannis Morgan is the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). She is… Read more »

Complete our survey for a chance to win a one-day pass to the Festival of Learning 2018

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We are welcoming input from B.C. post-secondary faculty, instructors, staff, and administrators! Post by Leva Lee, Manager, Learning & Teaching This month, we are conducting a survey to find out what features post-secondary educators would find relevant and useful for a web-based B.C. post-secondary professional development resource. The data from this survey will be presented in an aggregate form and shared on the BCcampus website, through… Read more »

BCcampus – A look ahead for 2018

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2017 was another banner year for us at BCcampus and we’re excited about where we’ve been and where we’re heading in 2018. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus Inclusivity and Accessibility In 2017, work continued on the vitally-important Indigenization Project we have been collaborating on with many system partners. We have been so grateful to the Project Steering Committee for their thoughtful leadership and… Read more »

Season’s greetings from BCcampus 

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From VizEd and Liberating Structures workshops, Open Education sessions, updates and presentations, and EdTech Demos to Indigenization Project and Early Years BC updates, ETUG workshops and Symposium 2017 – it is safe to say that we have had a year chock-full of events, opportunities, and projects which allowed us to connect and collaborate with our vast and wonderful communities across the province of British Columbia. And for that, we are incredibly grateful. It is hard to believe that 2017… Read more »

FIPPA consent forms: A pedagogical opportunity for one B.C. post-secondary educator

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Online privacy is an important issue for all Canadians, but it’s especially important to students. Post-secondary students are adults, however, it’s surprising how little thought goes into signing online privacy waivers. But students of all ages are affected: Grade-schoolers are not only learning the use of digital tools, but also face online privacy issues before they can understand their implications. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team… Read more »

One stop learning: New campus and new opportunities at Emily Carr

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This post closes off the 2017 series highlighting teaching and learning centres across B.C.’s post-secondary sector, but we will start up again in 2018. In previous instalments, we spoke to Tim Paul from Douglas College, Janni Aragon at the University of Victoria,  Carrie Nolan from  Northwest Community College, and most recently, Laura McKay from Capilano University (Cap U). Post by BCcampus’ editorial team  Closing the series is Grant Gregson, Teaching & Learning… Read more »

How do faculty benefit from renewable assignments?

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Open education advocates have promoted renewable assignments as a way to create/update knowledge, enable faculty and students to impact society in significant ways, and foster student learning in more meaningful ways. As individual faculty members are often involved in designing course assignments, it might be worthwhile to be explicit about the value that renewable assignments might garner for faculty members themselves. Post by Dr. George… Read more »

Sharing the goodness: New web resource for B.C. post-secondary professional learning

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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new project at BCcampus — a teaching and learning web resource designed for B.C. post-secondary educators and focused on sharing and showcasing professional learning opportunities offered by the 25 public post-secondary institutions in the province. Post by Leva Lee, Manager, Learning & Teaching, BCcampus BCcampus has been successful in developing a professional development web solution for… Read more »

Award for Excellence in Open Education – Tara Robertson

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The second Award for Excellence in Open Education goes to… Tara Robertson. Tara Robertson has consistently championed open resources, open technologies, and open data. What distinguishes her from many others in the field is that which inspired this nomination: her work demystifying and practically connecting open and accessible. Post by Ben Hyman, University Librarian, Vancouver Island University (VIU)  & Shirley Lew, Director, Library, Teaching & Learning… Read more »

A little fish in a big, Open sea: Reflecting on OpenCon 2017

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Earlier in November, I had the opportunity to travel to Berlin, Germany, to attend OpenCon 2017, a three-day annual conference that brings together early-year career professionals from all over the world who work in Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. Post by Josie Gray, Open Education Production Assistant Although I’ve been working with the BCcampus Open Education team for over a year now, I… Read more »