Learning Resources

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Bucks Celebrates OER!

A celebratory luncheon was held on August 22nd to acknowledge the achievements of the Open Educational Resources Initiative at Bucks County Community College, which began in 2016. Bill Hemmig, Dean, Learning Resources and Online Learning, hosted the event in recognition of all those who contributed to the success of the program. In just a short period of time, from planning to implementation, OER courses have saved our students over 1 million dollars! Springing directly from the initiative, 15 courses now offer zero-textbook-cost sections and another 21 courses were inspired to follow suit. A total of 65 faculty have adopted OER and a degree program with textbook-cost-free pathways may be in our near future!

Free access to information has always been a core value of libraries. We are proud of the contribution librarians and staff have made to the OER initiative in locating resources, providing guidance, and addressing copyright questions. We thank them and the many supporters from across our campus community for their dedicated hard work.

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Travel Writing with Margaret Montet!

 

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The Charms of Travel Writing @ Newtown campus, Tuesday, August 6, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Margaret Montet, M.M.  Continuing Education Course Code Number:  RCEGN 6976 C01

Whether you are thinking of preparing a travel narrative for publication or you just want to preserve your travel memories creatively, this workshop is for you! Travel experiences don’t happen linearly, so why try to record them that way? (“This happened, and then this, and then this…” Blah!) Compelling travel narratives contain anecdotes, personal remembrances, encounters with culture, and conversations: these are the charms! In this workshop, we will consider some examples of fine literary travel writing and then try our hands at creating our own narratives. Bring a favorite travel photo along (on your phone is easiest) for one of our prompts, and a good pen or pencil.

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Poetry Month & Bucks County Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month! Everyone is invited to view the library’s display case of Bucks County Poet Laureate books, located outside the Zlock Auditorium.

“The Bucks County Poet Laureate program, reaching back to 1977, is the longest poet laureate program in the state. For over three decades of history, the Commissioners of Bucks County have supported the program, which is funded by the BCCC Foundation.”

http://www.bucks.edu/academics/department/lang-lit/poet-laureate/

Current Poet Laureate: Carly Volpe 

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Student Research Conference May 3rd

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All COMP, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, ARTS, INTG, SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, BUSINESS STUDIES, KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES, PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS students who submit a topic will be accepted as presenters.

PAPERS AND OTHER MEDIA ACCEPTED!

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm. All presenters will be notified of their confirmed presentation time(s) and locations(s) by Monday, April 29, 2019. We look forward to hearing about your research.

More information and submission form

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