The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

Thursday, June 9 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
BC Digital Learning Resources Network (DLRN): An Opportunity for Sector-wide Collaboration (9:00 - 12:00) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 30 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

As we move through the next five years, the shift to digital learning resources will only continue to accelerate due the increased proliferation of digital textbooks (e-textbooks) and cloud-based resources, the push towards adaptive learning resources, and the increasing costs of course materials for students. To find a viable solution for BC, a collaborative approach between institutions and stakeholders has been proposed: specifically, a project that seeks ways to embrace the benefits of this new digital reality, to create institutional synergies and efficiencies, to maximize choice available to faculty in the selection of learning resources, to make required learning resources more affordable, and ultimately, to provide opportunities for increased student success.

Furthermore, this proposed initiative will provide an integrated approach that allows choice from open, publisher, and other digital learning resources that may exist on campuses. The initial DLRN proposal to develop a business case was accepted by the Public Post-Secondary Administrative Service Delivery Transformation (ASDT) Initiative this spring and we are now inviting all BC post-secondary institutions to join this initiative and collaborate on the development of the business case. Attend this session to learn more about the project, discuss future directions and your institution's role in this sector-wide collaboration.

Current representatives (alphabetical): ASDT, BCcampus, BCIT, Douglas College, KPU, SFU, UBC, VCC 

Mark McLaughlin, Executive Director, Ancillary Services, Simon Fraser University
David Porter, 
Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Stephanie Chu, Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Lynne Masse-Danes
Debbie Schachter
Shirley Lew, Dean, Library, Teaching and Learning Services, Vancouver Community College
Michelle Lamberson, University of British Columbia
Mary Burgess, Executive Director, BCcampus
Sal Ferraras, Provost and Vice-President Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

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Mary Burgess

Executive Director, BCcampus
Open Education, Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology, Leadership, organizational change...
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Stephanie Chu

Vice Provost Teaching & Learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Passionate about advancing teaching and learning and related University community and culture. Imagine what we can do together!

Sal Ferreras

Provost and VP Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Mark McLaughlin

Executive Director, Ancillary Services, Simon Fraser University

David Porter

Associate Vice-President, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Carrera Conference Room (Third Floor)