Embracing inclusivity: Festival of Learning 2018

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The Festival of Learning event, scheduled for May 28 – 30, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver, builds on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, while delivering more value and variety to the instructors, faculty, developers, technologists, and students of B.C and beyond. There’s something for every educator and post-secondary learner. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Healthy minds, healthy campuses, and… Read more »

BCcampus leads collaborative revision of Practical Nursing and Access to Practical Nursing provincial curriculum

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BCcampus is leading the collaborative revision of the openly licensed 2011 Practical Nursing (PN) Program Curriculum Guide and Access to Practical Nursing (APN) Program Curriculum Guide on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (AEST). Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Through the snowy Winter of 2016 and Spring of 2017, a 10-member Steering Committee representing B.C. public and private post-secondary institutions, health… Read more »

What’s new with the EYPD Web Portal?

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The British Columbia Early Years Professional Development Web Portal (EYPD) at earlyyearsbc.ca has recently released new features to make it easier for early years professionals to find and explore learning opportunities that support their unique needs and interests. Visitors to EYPD are encouraged to sign up as Learners or Organizers to maximize the potential benefits of the portal. Such benefits include a personalized learning space… Read more »

Vancouver Liberating Structures: Growing our Group

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It’s been a busy September and October! Though we tried valiantly to round up our group for our first face-to-face meet-up of the year, it seems the scheduling, our busyness, or downtown Vancouver location isn’t working for people. Post by Leva Lee, Manager, Learning and Teaching We are now thinking about ways to increase the group’s visibility and participation —to grow our user group so… Read more »

BCcampus celebrates B.C. Open Textbook’s 5th anniversary

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It was in 2012, at the annual Open Education conference that we announced the creation of the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. Five years later, we have just returned from this year’s Open Education conference in Anaheim, California, and are celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Collection – let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come over the years. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team Beginning… Read more »

Open Access Week: Events, Workshops and Webinars in B.C.

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Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team To celebrate Open Access… Read more »

ETUG presses buttons and pushes boundaries

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Vancouver Community College plays host to the Fall Educational Technology User Group (ETUG) Workshop 2017, on October 27. The theme is digital literacy. Post by Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology and Development  The organizing committee has put together an engaging one-day workshop designed to help participants explore the multi-faceted world of digital literacy and the role post-secondary education can play in fostering critical information, media,… Read more »

Reflections on Open Ed 2017: Amanda Coolidge

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I don’t tend to do post-conference reflections. Mainly because I crash hard after conferences, and while I did that with OpenEd 17 I also feel like I have some brewing thoughts and questions that need to be shared, or perhaps need to be shared with myself – a post-conference self-reflection piece. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education This morning Daniel Williamson sent me… Read more »

OpenEd17: Diving Deeper into Open

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Disneyland was a tantalizing few miles away from the 14th annual Open Education conference at the Hyatt Regency in Anaheim, California. Yet visiting the Magic Kingdom seemed to be the last thing on most attendees’ minds. Instead, they immersed themselves in this year’s program of sharing, gratitude, and hope. Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education At last year’s conference, I noticed how old and… Read more »

Connecting the North: Talking Teaching and Learning with NWCC’s Carrie Nolan

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This is BCcampus’ third post exploring Teaching and Learning Centres in British Columbia. The first introduced Tim Paul from Douglas College, and the second, Janni Aragon at the University of Victoria. Post by BCcampus’ editorial team In this third post, we reached north to Carrie Nolan, Dean, Center of Learning Transformation (COLT) at Northwest Community College (NWCC). NWCC has numerous campuses, meaning more access to… Read more »