Open Education Week 2016: March 7-11

Open Education Week is taking place March 7-11th. BCcampus is supporting these activities through co-ordination, sponsorship, or co-promotion.  These offerings are a rich combination of online and onsite events to help you learn more and celebrate Open Education Week 2016! Webinar recordings, archived video and resources are now available.   Date & Time Session Title … Continued

Enhancing the Discoverability of the BC Open Textbook Collection

One of the challenges in using open textbooks is that it is not always easy to find them. Many librarians have flagged that including open textbooks in their institution’s catalogue would greatly enhance their discoverability by instructors and students. As well, having the MARC records ready in a handy zip file would make the process all … Continued

BCOER’s Happy New Hackfest and Planning Day

BCOER Librarians were well primed for today’s planning meeting and hackfest. Having just celebrated 2 years as a group and community of practice, it was great to get together and mark all we’ve accomplished to date and, happily, plan for the new year! Nine of us met at BCIT Downtown brimming with noteworthy news and stories on all things Open … Continued

Happy Birthday, BCOER Librarians!

The BCOER Librarians are 2 years old! Since forming in December 2013, this small, but active group developed as an answer to a collegial call for more awareness and advocacy for open textbooks and open education resources, and for working together to support B.C. faculty and instructors in using them. As we look back over … Continued

International Open Access Week 2015: SFU Harbour Centre Events

BCcampus was involved with the coordination and support of two great events in October for International Open Access Week 2015. We offered a “Designing Accessible Open Educational Resources: A Hands-on Workshop” on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Read more about it here. The workshop filled up quickly and we collected names for indications of interest for future workshops. … Continued