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

A Midsummer’s Day Hackfest

On Friday July 17th,  BCOER held a summer hackfest. We didn’t get the turnout we originally hoped for— with many of the BCOER away on vacation—but there’s something to be said about small, nimble, and focused teams. We had a very productive day with five of us accomplishing what we set out to do and even ending the … Continued

One Heck of a Hackfest, I’d Say

Last Friday (May 9th) a dozen librarians gathered for a hackfest at SFU Harbour Centre.  Our goal: to work collectively for the day on an OER project we were keen to get done. Participants were a mix of librarians from the recently formed BCOER group, a grassroots group of BC postsecondary librarians interested in OER, as well … Continued

Webinar: Orientation to Open Textbooks

Open invitation to an open textbook webinar! Join Una Daly and Terrie McAloney for a one-hour orientation to open textbooks. What: An orientation to open textbooks When: Wednesday, November 21, 11:00 – 12:00 PST Where: SCoPE Blackboard Collaborate room: http://urls.bccampus.ca/scopeevents There is no need to register for this webinar. If you are new to Blackboard Collaborate, check … Continued

OER Forum Summary

To top off a week of engaging discussions at the Open Education 2012 conference Oct 16th – 18th,  BCcampus hosted the OER Forum attended by senior staff and educators from B.C. post-secondary institutions. The objectives of the forum were to develop a common understanding of what Open Educational Resources (OER) could mean for B.C., share … Continued