Tales from the yurt: Creating a ripple effect in learning and teaching

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In Spring 2017, the BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) met in Kelowna. During a Strategic Doing session, Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation at Northwest Community College (NWCC) proposed to support post-secondary educators to conduct small-scale inquiry projects about their teaching and student learning in the context of a community of practice. Her hope was to create a ripple effect on teaching and… Read more »

BCcampus launches the Educational Electronic Health Record System Project in B.C.

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BCcampus is leading the development of a new educational technology for the classroom in the Educational Electronic Health Record System Project (EdEHR). This project is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and will build on existing research and development completed by an interest group from BCIT, Douglas College, UBC, and UVic. Post by Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager, Collaborative Projects In support of… Read more »

“And to all a good night!”: Wrapping up B.C.’s second annual 12 Apps of Christmas

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On December 19, 2017, the second annual 12 Apps of Christmas BC came to an end. Beginning December 4th, the fine folks of the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) profiled a new app each day, introducing the app and how it might be used for teaching and learning. This year, the 12 Apps of Christmas BC  was organized by Keith Webster, Royal Roads University and… Read more »

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 »