The Learning Hub: Issue 44

©Dave Smulders

In this week’s issue…

Higher Ed at Its Best: Helping One Another Survive and Thrive Through a Pandemic

From Faculty Focus, Higher Ed Teaching and Learning |

Photo by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

I’ve been a professor for nearly 30 years, charged with teaching hundreds of students about psychological development. They learn how humans adapt to physical, cognitive, identity, and social changes at every stage in life—from newborn babies to young children, and all the way to old age. In the stage of young adulthood, individuals separate from parents, establish intimacy with friends and partners, start independent living skills, and prepare for careers. For many, college is a launching pad for these challenges. Read More

Open Textbook development at JIBC: panel discussion

Join us to talk with JIBC open textbook authors about the types of resources they have created for their classes.
Panelists will discuss their experience as authors of open textbooks, the use of such resources in their teaching, and advice for aspiring open textbook authors.
If you are interested in using or creating your open education resources in your courses but you don’t know where to start, this session is for you! Come with questions for our panel.

Date: Wednesday March 3
Time: 9:30-10:30 am PST
Place: Online via MS Teams

Panelists include:

  • Steve McCartney, Program Director, Police Academy, Instructor with the Law Enforcement program (BLES/LESD)
  • Valerie Sheppard, Instructor with Centre for Liberal & Graduate Studies
  • Adam Lossing, Instructional Designer with the Fire Services Division
  • Florence Daddey, Instructor with the Law Enforcement program (BLES/LESD)

If you have any questions, please contact us at for more information.

To sign up for this session please register here

JIBC Library

Check out the Open Education Resources Guide

Find out where to locate open education resources, learn about the public domain and creative commons licenses, link to websites and more! 

Noon-hour APA Workshops!

How to Write Your Paper and Cite Your Sources in APA Style!

March 3rd and 11th

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Come meet us in Collaborate! Bring your Blackboard, Collaborate, Kaltura or other teaching & learning questions!

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds

Workshops and Events:

  • Interview Panel: Open Textbook Development at JIBC
    Come join us to learn more about Open Textbooks from those who have created them for their courses! We will be interviewing a panel of JIBC Open Textbook authors as part of Open Education Week.
    Wednesday, March 3rd 9:30-10:30 am | Register Here
  • A Conversation between Chronicle’s executive editor Liz McMillen and Proff Lynn Dobbs: Learn how an institution outside the United States is tackling the challenges of diversity and inclusion.
    Thursday, March 11 @ 2:00 p.m., ET |Register Here


  • Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021  – Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021 is an event offered by BCcampus; California State University, Long Beach; Open Oregon Educational Resources; and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.This free digital conference explores innovation, research, and best practices in open education around the theme of “Regional influence. Global impact.” We are featuring a keynote speaker from each of our four represented regions to celebrate the achievements in open education made here on the West Coast. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect virtually with new and old colleagues, watch live and pre-recorded presentations, and learn about homegrown open education projects that could go on to change the world.
  • Open Education Week – Open Education Week is an annual celebration where we share and learn about our global community’s achievements in open education. Next week, BCcampus and our colleagues in post-secondary have a number of events planned in celebration.

BCcampus Upcoming Events

FLO MicroCourse: Micro-Credentials in the B.C. Context
Whether you work in post-secondary education or industry or are a student, join us to learn more about micro-credentials. In this course, we will discuss the basics, best practices from other regions, and more!
March 1, 2021 – March 12, 2021 | Register Here

Open in the North: A Showcase of Open Educational Practices in Northern B.C.
March 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

FLO Friday: Creating Inclusive Spaces Online – Considering the “Other”
This FLO Friday session will model how to use online apparatus to facilitate discussions about contemporary topics that consider society, culture, bias, and justice through the lens of your students’ experiences.
March 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

BCcampus Book Club – Small Teaching Online
Book Club registration is open now for instructors who wanna learn more about Teaching Online.
April 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am – June 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm | Register Here


Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus

We’re still in the early days for pivoting learning online –
it’s best to practice simplicity, empathy, and compassion. #AskBCcampus

~ BCcampus