Helena is currently an Advisor, Learning + Teaching at BCcampus and coordinates the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) portfolio. Her career started as a high school teacher in South Africa. Over the past 20 years Helena has taught students of all ages and stages over four continents. A golden thread through all her teaching experiences has been breaking down barriers to learning. Prior to joining BCcampus in 2020, Helena worked as a Career Learning and Development Advisor at Royal Roads University. As an immigrant, she valued the opportunity to support all students, and especially international students, in finding and building their career path in Canada. She is a Certified Career Strategist with Career Professionals Canada, as well as a member of the Professional Development Commitee of ACE-WIL.
Leva is Manager, Learning + Teaching at BCcampus. She has many years experience leading online learning projects and professional development opportunities for the secondary and post-secondary sectors in BC with background in open and distance learning and educational technology. Her special interests are mico-learning design, fostering communities of practice and creative facilitation practices for learning engagement. She is a Liberating Structures practitioner. She created the BCcampus Book Club with help from members of the BC post-secondary teaching and learning community in 2018. This is the third offering of the BCcampus Book Club.
Mirabelle Tinio is an EdTech advisor, instructor, and Chair of Modern Languages at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has an MA in French literature from UBC and a Maîtrise de lettres modernes from the Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III. In addition to teaching, she offers workshops on learning technologies, supports instructors with online course development, and facilitates book clubs. She particularly enjoys book clubs as a place where synergy occurs: drawing together the community of teachers/learners to share ideas and brainstorm solutions to challenges. She has facilitated two book clubs on Small Teaching Online in 2020 at Langara College, shortly after instructors in BC were forced to pivot courses online due to the pandemic. She considers students, support staff, and fellow instructors as partners in building a supportive learning community and looks forward to having meaningful and inspired discussions with Small Teaching Online book club participants.