Driving change with the BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows

It is an honour to announce the three instructors who have joined the BCcampus OpenEd team to fulfill a one-year term as the 2017/18 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows. The 2017/18 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows are Jennifer Barker, Biology Instructor at Douglas College, Ken Jeffery, Digital Arts Instructor at BCIT, and … Continued

B.C. celebrates Open Access Week 2016

Open Access Week 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. This global event, now entering its … Continued

OER Ambassador Pilot Progamme Q&A

The University of New Hampshire recently launched an OER Ambassador Pilot Programme. It’s an interesting model of faculty-driven OER development of UNH courses or modules with the main goal to maximize student learning outcomes while reducing or eliminating the cost of instructional materials. UNH OER Ambassadors will be expected to perform the required work during … Continued

Open Pedagogy: Moving Forward

by: Tracy Kelly On March 9, BCcampus hosted a webinar (see: slides or recording ) as a follow up to our blog post, which was in response to David Wiley’s blog post  about Open Pedagogy. Our main aim was to respond to David Wiley’s challenge of generating 15-20 more examples of Open Pedagogy in order … Continued

A Pre-flight Check: Response to Wiley’s Open Pedagogy Challenge

Authored by: Mary Burgess, Tracy Kelly, Amanda Coolidge In a recent post, Open Pedagogy: The Importance of Getting In the Air, David Wiley outlines a powerful metaphor for thinking about limitations imposed by old laws and old ideas on new technologies and new ideas.  The gist is, if we focus on using OERs in “traditional” … Continued