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.

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Monday, June 6

12:00pm PDT

BCOER Librarians: Lunch Meeting (12:00 - 1:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a meeting time for the BCOER Librarians. Please grab your lunch downstairs and bring it on up to this room for a 12:00 -1:00 pm meeting.

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Amanda Coolidge

Director, Open Education, BC Campus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →
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Leva Lee

Manager, BCcampus
In addition to the BCcampus Online Book Club (bccampusonlinebookclub.opened.ca) and ETUG History (etug.ca), feel free to ask me about stewarding communities of practice; the BCcampus Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E); the Scholarly Teaching and Ed Tech Fellows Programs... Read More →

Monday June 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

5:00pm PDT

British Columbia Teaching and Learning Network - Networking Meeting (5:00 - 7:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

The BC Teaching and Learning Network (BC-TLN) is a community of individuals working to support teaching and learning in post secondary environments in British Columbia.

We are a grassroots network comprised of people, from across BC, with varied roles.

We will be structuring the networking meeting primarily around a round robin format allowing all participants an opportunity to share on any of the following, as it relates to enhancing teaching and the student learning experience:
(1) a new and interesting initiative you (or your institution) is working on
(2) a challenge you are facing
(3) an issue about which you seek your colleagues’ input and/or perspectives.

We welcome all interested individuals to join us for all or part of our spring networking meeting and round robin. 

BC-TLN Executive 

Monday June 6, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)
Thursday, June 9

9:00am PDT

BC Digital Learning Resources Network (DLRN): An Opportunity for Sector-wide Collaboration (9:00 - 12:00)
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)

12:00pm PDT

BC Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) Lunch & Spring Meeting Festival Reflection (12:00 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the Spring Council meeting of the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council (BCTLC) comprised of leaders from the 25 post-secondary public institutions in BC who are focused on teaching and learning.  

Grab lunch downstairs on second floor outside of Ballrooms, and come join us on the third floor (Veranda and Portico Rooms) for some networking and then formal meeting at 1 pm. 

Draft Agenda

1. Agenda (review, new items, approve) - Peter
2. Minutes from November 12 (review, updates, new business, approve) - Peter
3. Welcome New Executive Members - Stephanie
4. Constitution Amendment (addition of co(2) people per each role on Executive) - Stephanie
5. Debrief of Festival - Stephanie, Vivian and Sybil
6. BCTLC Upcoming Year: New Directions and Priorities - Vivian and Sybil
7. Wrap Up and Next Meeting - Vivian and Sybil

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Peter Arthur

University of British Columbia Okanagan
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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!
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Vivian Forssman

Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads
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Liesel Knaack

Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Liesel is the director of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at VIU. The centre supports faculty and students with learning technologies, pedagogical design, online learning and scholarly teaching and learning. Liesel was formerly a K-12 teacher and Associate Professor... Read More →
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Tannis Morgan

Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC
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Theresa Southam

Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Institute, Selkirk College
Theresa Southam is the Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) at Selkirk College. She has a Masters in Intercultural Communication from Royal Roads University and is enrolled in a PhD program in Human and Organizational Development at Fielding University. She is... Read More →
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Maureen Wideman

Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, University of the Fraser Valley
Maureen has spent more than 25 years in the teaching and learning field beginning as an instructional designer, faculty member, director and now AVP. She approaches faculty development as a student success initiative and maintains the learner-centred approach in all she does. Her... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)