BCIT is embarking on a process to develop an Institutional e-learning strategy and we need your input.
How Can You Get Involved?
The e-learning strategy working group will be holding a number of community consultation sessions and we strongly encourage your participation.
In addition, beginning on February 6, you will have an opportunity to provide your feedback online.
To find out more about the consultations sessions and the online discussions, click on the “Get Involved” tab.
E-learning is the use of information and communication technologies to support the delivery of education, training and learning opportunities. As the graphic above illustrates, it is best thought of as a continuum of possibilities ranging from enhancing classroom instruction with technology to fully online instruction in which all teaching and learning is technology-mediated. E-learning is more than a technological issue. It is about using learning technologies to transform our teaching and learning, both on campus and at a distance.
Why Do We Need an E-Learning Strategy?
E-learning is critical to the future of BCIT. The nature of postsecondary education has changed and learning is increasingly lifelong with learners returning to pursue career changes, advance their professional standing or to complete programs that were interrupted because of personal circumstances. An Institutional e-learning strategy that is aligned with BCIT’s Strategic Plan, and Academic Plan will:
- provide institutional guidance for the implementation of innovative approaches to teaching and learning that increase interaction, collaboration and engagement in all learning environments;
- contribute to establishing institutional best practices for e-learning with a focus on quality of teaching and learning in all learning environments;
- allow students the opportunity to access courses and programs at a time and place that meets their needs;
- increase our global reach and foster lifelong learning;
- allow students to use digital, networked technology to connect with each other, their instructors, industry and BCIT;