SCoPE forms collaborating partnerships with many organizations to implement and promote community activities and products. This is a mutual exchange of support and services.
Since 2008 SCoPE has been hosted and fully supported by BCcampus, a collaborative online learning initiative established to assist public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia to meet their students’ online learning needs. BCcampus recognizes the importance of international online communities and opportunities for dialogue to advance our understanding of learning and teaching.
The Learning and Instructional Development Centre (LIDC) at Simon Fraser University provides pedagogical, media, and technical support to the SFU university community. LIDC is committed to providing the educational resources and support that make innovation and excellence in teaching and learning possible.
In the early years of SCoPE, SFU hosted the site and provided support as needed. LIDC staff members have provided coordination, moderation, as well as the technical and media design services.
The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is a grassroots group in British Columbia focused on the ways in which learning and teaching can be enhanced through technology. ETUG and SCoPE are collaborating on a seminar discussion series on topics of interest to ETUG members. Seminars will be facilitated by volunteer members as a way to complement ETUG's roster of activities and events in support of innovation and best practices in educational technology in BC, and to extend their knowledge, experience, and expertise internationally.
eCampusAlberta is a consortium of 15 Alberta post-secondary institutions that was established in 2002 to facilitate greater access to high quality online education. More than 40 accredited online programs and 400 courses through the consortium. SCoPE and eCampusAlberta work together to organize and promote learning opportunities, and showcase the work of BC and Alberta educational professionals.
Alberta-North is committed to northern communities, northern learners and northern needs. Alberta-North creates bridges that allow northern residents to participate and succeed in post-secondary education and training in their community. The SCoPE - Alberta-North partnership was established to share and extend online professional development opportunities.
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, was offered by Oxford Brookes University. SCoPE hosted and supported the weekly webinars, and assisted with promotion.
CoroWare delivers HiDef videoconferencing solutions, including its CoroCall monthly subscription service, desktop audio and video conferencing equipment, and affordable videoconferencing room systems from Vidyo. All CoroWare services aim to cut travel and operating expenses, increase collaboration and productivity, and reduce carbon emissions, for organizations of all sizes. CoroWare collaborates with SCoPE to host events and showcase products to the educational community.
dgCommunities is a collaborative space for professionals working to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development worldwide. Share knowledge, tools, contacts, and more with members in 200 countries. Each online community is centered on specific themes and guided by experts in the field. Thousands of information resource links are included, plus valuable member services.
SCoPE is a Cooperating Organization with the eLearning Development Gateway Community, which involves promoting each other through an exchange of links and logos on the respective websites. There is also a mutually beneficial sharing of news and resources.
CPsquare is the community of practice on communities of practice. It is a way for us to walk the talk. It is like a town square, a place where people gather to connect and learn together. Like all communities of practice, CPsquare consists of an ecology of interconnected activities that provide many ways for people to participate, benefit, and build a shared practice.
CPSquare and SCoPE have collaborated on both face-to-face and online events related to communities of practice. The "Vancouver Rendezvous" in 2005 provided an opportunity for over 25 individuals interested in CoPs to convene for an afternoon of dialogue and problem solving (and an evening of fine dining and more dialogue!). Currently SCoPE and CPSquare are collaborating on Virtual Field Trips, quarterly excursions to online communities. SCoPE actively promotes CPSquare as an essential community for anyone involved in designing and cultivating a CoP.
Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) is a non-profit educational organization that offers free or low cost professional development workshops on how to integrate technology for active lifelong learners. SCoPE and IT4ALL are working together to raise awareness of relevant activities for community members.
Instructional Technology Forum (ITFORUM) is an electronic forum where people from around the world discuss theories, research, new paradigms, and practices in the field of Instructional Technology. ITFORUM was founded in 1994 and has been sponsored since its inception by the Department of Instructional Technology at The University of Georgia. The list is open to anyone interested in instructional technology.
ITFORUM and SCoPE explore ways to enhance the rich dialogue of the ITFORUM mailing list with options for sharing resources and organizing special events.
The Learning Technologies Centre (LTC) at University of Manitoba provides faculty and graduate students the resources and collaborative support to research, develop, and create pedagogically and technologically sound teaching and learning resources. LTC hosts online conferences, inviting wide and open participation.
SCoPE has offered Moodle support and conference moderating to the excellent online conferences hosted by LTC. This partnership expands the activities for SCoPE members, and shares expertise across Moodle sites.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Collaborative brings together researchers excited about measuring the effectiveness of innovations in the classroom. The goal of the site is to provide a vital connection between individuals at academic institutions that will introduce, encourage, and nurture the development of SoTL projects. Learning activities are organized in collaboration with SCoPE.
Knowplace is an international online community of people interested in all aspects of online education. As online educators themselves, the people at Knowplace are committed to promoting excellence in online education, imparting skills and best practices, promoting and developing the use of open source tools for educational purposes, and providing a safe and encouraging learning environment.
SCoPE and Knowplace share similar values and goals: to provide opportunities for sharing and learning in a friendly and comfortable environment. Our activities are very complementary. We support and promote activities across communities. In 2006 SCoPE was an organizing partner for the KnowTIPS online conference. Check the terrific roster of presenters/discussion leaders.
WiZiQ is a free virtual classroom equipped with live audio-video communication, chat, content sharing, and session recording capabilities. It works with any web browser and on any operating system. SCoPE members are encouraged to try it out and provide feedback. The WiZiQ team offers support and moderating services for SCoPE members.