Curriculum Services and Applied Research
BCcampus is contributing to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources. We encourage educators to develop and share educational resources and expertise by promoting open and accessible networks and educational practice models. Wherever possible the use of OER and open applications are encouraged, particularly through our major collaborative project in open textbook adoption, adaptation and creation.
We facilitate the distribution of best practice knowledge, provide professional learning opportunities and communities of practice, and manage a collection of shareable online instructional resources and tools for educators as follows:
SCoPE is an international online community that brings together people interested in educational research. The community's purpose is to open up dialogue across disciplines, geographical borders, professions, levels of expertise, and educational sectors. SCoPE's core activity is scheduled monthly seminars facilitated by volunteers. They also host special interest groups and online conferences.
ETUG (Educational Technology Users Group) is a community of B.C. post-secondary educational practitioners focused on the ways in which learning and teaching can be enhanced through technology. Our community is diverse, composed primarily of post-secondary professional staff, instructors, learners, and academic and technology administrators. ETUG hosts two workshops a year to boost skills development and share new ed-tech information.
Shareable Online Learning Repository (SOL*R): Educators from B.C.'s colleges and universities can use SOL*R to discover, share, and reuse digital course resources. SOL*R resources are developed through the Online Program Development Fund or by educators who want to share resources with each other. All resources are licensed for free reuse and remixing by any B.C. public post-secondary educator.
Free Learning is a website that acts as a gateway to Open Educational Resources (OERs) from around the world including courses, learning objects and textbooks. If you are an educator or student you can search for free digital learning resources to use as course components or self-study materials.
Learn Together Collaboratory: launched in 2008, the Learn Together Collaboratory was designed by three professional learning groups across the province to facilitate professional development and academic collaboration. By centralizing information and resources related to teaching and learning, you will have increased access to experts, a showcase of work in the province and beyond, funding sources, recognition awards, and professional development opportunities. The more you contribute to the Collaboratory, the more educational professionals will all benefit.
BC Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Project promotes mental health at colleges and universities. The project creates an online space where mental health workers (counselors, psychologists, emergency preparedness workers, security workers, etc.) from all 25 public post-secondary institutions can discuss events at each institution, share policy development and enhance their reciprocal professional development.
BC Moodle Users: a community of practice for individuals interested in learning about, and improving their use of, Moodle.
Provincial Practical Nursing Program CoP: a community of practice for B.C. Practical Nursing educators.