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Welcome to the BCcampus 2023/24 Annual Review. The review highlights our dedication to innovative, inclusive, and accessible teaching and learning experiences.

Message from the Steering Committee

As the 2023-24 fiscal year ends, we are pleased to reflect on BCcampus’ achievements, impact, and opportunities for further growth.

As the inaugural Steering Committee, we have had the privilege of championing BCcampus and establishing a new governance framework as well as refining the mission and vision for the organization. This is in support of the mandate to drive innovation in teaching, learning and open education in alignment with B.C.’s post-secondary system priorities and the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. We have seen firsthand how BCcampus serves as a vital convenor to promote collaboration and build partnerships to bolster teaching and learning practices in the province.

We are pleased to celebrate these accomplishments and a year full of key milestones. This annual review is not simply a reflection on the past, but also a guidepost for the future. By understanding BCcampus’ impact, we can plan for the coming years in alignment with our mission and values and the priorities of the post-secondary sector in B.C.

We look forward to more collective impact in the years to come.

Dr. Neil Fassina
Okanagan College, co-chair
Dr. Diane Purvey
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, co-chair

Neil: Middle aged white man, short hair, wearing a suit and Diane: Middle aged white woman, short dark hair, wearing a suit

Amanda: Middle aged white woman, short curly hair

Message from Amanda Coolidge, Executive Director

At the heart of BCcampus’ mandate lies a steadfast commitment to advancing teaching, learning, and open education. This review outlines the activities that showcase our impact on British Columbia’s post-secondary educational landscape and our alignment with system priorities.

This year, we significantly enhanced our organization by establishing a steering committee. The committee played a crucial role in refining our mandate, mission, vision, and organizational values. Additionally, we focused on establishing a robust governance framework for BCcampus.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills and the Digital Learning Advisory Committee, we successfully delivered open educational resources and professional development opportunities, reflecting B.C.’s Post-Secondary Digital Learning Strategy and the competencies of the Digital Literacy Framework. We actively explored how open education could support faculty in transitioning to hybrid/online teaching and learning.

Over the past year, we added nine new open course packs to our B.C. Open Collection, spanning topics from Adult Basic Education to Business and the Social and General Sciences. Our engagement in various short-term and multi-year projects, in partnership with government agencies, non-profit groups, associations, and B.C.’s post-secondary institutions, underscores our shared goal of enhancing learning and teaching experiences.

Reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and challenges, we invite you to join us in celebrating the many vibrant educational communities nurtured through BCcampus. The BCcampus 2023/24 Annual Review is a testament to our dedication to continuous improvement, ensuring equitable access to education, and equipping people with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

Amanda Coolidge
executive director, BCcampus

System Partners