The Learning Hub: Issue 63

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In this week’s issue…

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A New Way to Motivate Faculty Adoption of OER

By Chuck Staben from INSIDE HIGHER ED |

To drive professors’ embrace of open educational resources, college leaders should offer incentives — a share of the financial savings — to academic departments, teaching centers and libraries, Chuck Staben suggests. Open educational resources could enhance access and reduce instructional costs in higher education if they were more highly deployed. Given that OER use would broaden access and reduce costs, many administrators and boards would like to mandate their use, but I believe such a mandate abrogates the faculty role in determining the curriculum and in assuring educational quality. Read More

Teaching for Change Through Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

From Faculty Focus |

What does it mean to infuse equity, inclusion, and diversity into your classroom? Most importantly, what does it mean to your students to provide them with a sense of belonging? These questions aren’t easy, but they are necessary to foster an inclusive classroom and to diversify your content. From culturally responsive teaching, inclusive classroom strategies, teaching diverse learners, gender diversity, and more, we’ll cover an array of topics and strategies you can learn about and start implementing in your own courses to help students feel seen and heard. From articles, free reports, programs, seminars, and courses, this resource guide will present ideas, tools, and techniques that you can start using right away. Read More

JIBC Library

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If you attended the Knowledge & Beyond Keynote Speaker, Terry Small’s presentation, you will be pleased to know that the Library now has 2 of the books that he mentioned.

Church, D.  (2020).  Bliss brain: The neuroscience of remodeling your brain for resilience, creativity, and joy.  Hay House.

Schwartz, J. M., & Gladding, R. (2011). You are not your brain: The 4-step solution for changing bad habits, ending unhealthy thinking, and taking control of your life.  Avery.

More books on the brain are HERE

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Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds


  • Teaching Professor Conference – Magna Publications – For those that prefer not to travel we’re offering a virtual conference that captures the spirit of the Teaching Professor Conference. It features on-demand access to conference plenary sessions along with on-demand delivery of the most popular concurrent sessions. There’s even an opportunity for you to network with others!
  • BbWorld – Share “best practices,” discuss changes in education and generate new ideas at BbWorld 2021. This year’s key topics include: teaching and learning experiences, the latest EdTech trends, data and analytics, student success, institutional change, accessibility, product integrations, and community engagement.​
    Free and taking place fully online.  July 13-15 & 20-22 | Register Here

BCcampus Upcoming Events

FLO MicroCourse: Authentic and Alternative Assessments
During this micro-course, you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the purpose of assessments and how to prioritize outcomes, and you will dabble in some evaluation criteria and rubrics.
July 19, 2021 – July 23, 2021, 9–10 a.m. PST | Register Here

Cooking with H5P: The Project Banquet
A key component of the next phase of open education work for BCcampus is the enhancement of the existing open textbook collection through the development of open homework systems. In our upcoming H5P webinar, we’re excited to see the results of this work!
July 29, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Register Here

Finding, Using, and Sharing Open Educational Resources
This webinar will provide an introduction to how to find, use, and share open educational resources (OERs). Are you new to open education and not sure where to start? Or are you just starting your own OER project and wondering where to find other openly licenced materials and what to do with them? This webinar will answer all these questions by providing an introduction to open education and OERs, discussing copyright and Creative Commons licenses, and going over how you can find, use, and OERs.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.
August 11, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Register Here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus


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