Successful Kaltura pilot project moves into production at UNBC and Douglas College

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The Kaltura pilot project has been successful enough that one partner institution is already in full production, and another is planning to move from pilot to production in this academic year. As we reported in September, University of British Columbia and BCcampus have teamed up with other institutions in a limited pilot project to test Kaltura, a video enterprise platform. This partnership includes shared licensing fees, shared… Read more »

10 Things You need to know right now: education and literacy apps for higher-ed Instructors and students

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Whether you want to increase your productivity or your creativity, there’s lot of help available. Most institutions have learning and teaching centres where you can go for help. In B.C., students can polish their academic writing using Write Away our online tutoring service. We’ve assembled our top ten list of “must have” apps for post-secondary educators and students. Let us know if there are others… Read more »

Kaltura Brings New Possibilities for Student Engagement

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Withree post secondary institutions launching a limited pilot of Kaltura this September, project managers are getting excited about the possibilities it opens up to communicate with students. In May, we announced [Wrangling videos in one location just got a lot easier with Kaltura, May 2013.] work was underway with a large system partner, UBC, to facilitate a collaboration with several post secondary institutions to offer… Read more »

Best of BCcampus – Our Big List of Online Videos and Channels

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Over the summer, we have been highlighting a series of our best and most interesting posts we’ve published this past academic year. We had fun writing them, so we hope you enjoy reading them. For this edition, we’re focusing on online video. We started with YouTube – where over 72 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. And, over 4 billion hours… Read more »

10 Top Cultural and Educational Video Sites, other than TED

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It’s true: TED tends to dominate our cultural landscape. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design: three areas that are profoundly influencing our future (in case you were curious). Across the globe, anyone can watch any of the 1500+ TED Talks through, its YouTube channel, mobile apps or iTunes podcasts. (All of the talks are catalogued on a massive spreadsheet.) But, the web, like our… Read more »

9 Free Alternatives to YouTube

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Last month, we brought you our Top 10 Science Videos from Astronomy to Physics for our Friday diversion blog post. For May’s installment, we’re carrying on with the video theme and sharing some of the best platform alternatives to YouTube. Yes, there are other viable alternatives for you to consider. While BCcampus and partner institutions are looking for a shared service solution to video hosting… Read more »

Collaborative Educational Services Update

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We’re in the process of adopting the name Collaborative Educational Services to be inclusive of both educational technology shared services (e.g., Moodle) as well as collaborative programs (e.g., Applied Business Technology) and services (e.g. eTutoring). (Note: we currently refer to these areas as Collaborative Programs and Shared Services.) This note is concerned specifically with the educational technology shared service area though – BCcampus now has 13 collaborative… Read more »