e-Learning Consortium: BCcampus

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Quick Glance
Formed 2002
Located 555 Seymour St., Suite 200
Vancouver, B.C.
Employees 30
Agency Contact David Porter
Executive Director
604-412-7657
Sponsor Government of British Columbia
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Mission

BCcampus aims to coordinate innovative educational services across British Columbia's (B.C.) post-secondary system and make higher education available to everyone, through the smart use of collaborative technology services.

Description

BCcampus is a publicly funded organization that uses information technology to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of B.C. post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. We provide valued services to institutions, ensuring B.C. learners, educators, and administrators get the best, most effective technologies and services for their learning and teaching needs. We provide an ICT infrastructure for student data exchange, collaborative services, online learning and distance education, communities of practice and openly licensed resources for educators.

Services

BCcampus services include:

  • Prototyping and evaluating innovative blended teaching and learning technologies.
  • Collaborative service delivery framework.
  • Technical support.
  • Student services: provincial application service, transcript exchange, online course finder.
  • Professional learning.
  • Online collaborative programs.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER).

Initiatives & Interests

BCcampus initiatives/interests include:

  • Canada's first government sponsored Open Textbook project.
  • Support for developing open educational resources (OER).
  • Developing/managing communities of practice.
  • ETUG: Educational Technology Users' Group.
  • Federated identity management.

Organizational Documents

Strategic Plan and Annual Report.