New projects, programs, and technologies – Here’s the latest from BCcampus

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Welcome back! We’re not sure if it’s just us, or did the summer feel like it flew by for you too? Well, in any event, it’s September which means that campuses throughout British Columbia are bursting with new and returning students, eager to start the term off strong. As always, we have lots of amazing events, workshops and demos planned to help bring you the… Read more »


BC Open Textbook Collection – 5 new books

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During the past couple of weeks, we have added the following five new books to the BC Open Textbook Collection. 1) Exploring Movie Construction and Production  Description: Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types… Read more »


BCcampus is pleased to announce the 2017 Open Education Grant recipients

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BCcampus’ Open Education Grants program is supported by both the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation. The grants are intended to achieve the strategic goals of the BCcampus Open Education team: To increase access to higher education, To improve student learning outcomes, To increase flexible teaching and learning options for educators. This year, BCcampus distributed three types of grants for Open Education. They… Read more »


The BCcampus 2016/17 Annual Review

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In a post-secondary system as dynamic and diverse as British Columbia’s, we have many opportunities to learn from each other. It is within this context that BCcampus operates. Our organization works hard to build collaborative relationships with post-secondary partners province-wide and to bring them together to learn. Post by Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus In 2016, we saw more B.C. faculty and instructors than ever… Read more »


Expression of Interest: Indigenization Project – Creation of Open Professional Learning Resources

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This Expression of Interest (EOI) is intended to determine interest and availability to develop openly licensed content for the BCcampus Collaborative Project – The Indigenization Project. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia in enabling more access to powerful learning opportunities for students. Within BCcampus, the Collaborative Projects team works with leaders and innovators across multiple sectors to create impactful, student-centred learning experiences and… Read more »


Going global: Mary Burgess joins the OER Foundation

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Our commitment to open underpins our daily operations: the photos, notes, and resources acquired through events and conferences we participate in; the keynote addresses we present and those we host; and the policies, processes, collected data, and accountability reports we share on a regular basis. We have earned a global reputation for our contributions and support of open education by taking an active role in… Read more »


Learning + Teaching: Courses to help facilitate learning online

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FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) is a growing collection of two to five week online courses available to post-secondary faculty and staff, designed to enhance skills required to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online. What makes FLO courses unique? Designed and developed by experienced learning designers and educators, incorporating ongoing feedback and suggestions from alumni Experience the role of the learner, while learning about and experiencing the role of the… Read more »


Call for Volunteers: 2018 Festival of Learning Program Committee

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BCcampus is seeking volunteers from the B.C. post-secondary community to join the 2018 Festival of Learning program committee. The program committee will be responsible for providing leadership for the creation of the program and schedule for the 2018 Festival of Learning, which will be held May 28-30, 2018 in Vancouver, B.C. More details are available below, in the terms of reference for this committee. Submission… Read more »


Virtual reality and augmented reality field trips funded by OER grants

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Stanley Park is one of the crown jewels of our region, unique for the opportunities it offers to deepen ecological knowledge, further understanding of political and cultural history, and pursue unparalleled recreational opportunities. The experience of walking through the park’s beautiful, waterfront forests and learning about trees like Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar is one of the lasting memories that people take away from… Read more »


In full bloom: Thoughts on learning and community

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Last summer, I discovered a new favourite thing: vegetable gardening. After years of seeing our garden plot covered in black plastic, our neighbour offered to work with us to plant, care for and experiment with growing vegetables. Though experienced in growing tomatoes and cucumbers, he didn’t have the space to do more, and we were eager to learn anything. This would be our “community” project…. Read more »