Meet the FLO Facilitators: Ross McKerlich

Over the years individuals from institutions and organizations across British Columbia have taken Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) to the next level by participating in the Facilitator Development course and then co-facilitating one or more of the FLO courses. This group has come to be known as the FLO Enthusiasts.

Post by Sylvia Currie, Manager, Learning + Teaching

This is the second in our Meet the FLO Facilitators series. If you are thinking about offering FLO courses to your faculty and staff, these are the people who can help!

Ross McKerlich biking

What got you started on this path to becoming a FLO facilitator and mentor?

I started the FLO experience as a learner, taking all the courses over a period of about a year. I then had the opportunity to co-facilitate FLO Synchronous in October 2017, and this was a hook. I loved it! Later I co-facilitated FDO and FLO Fundamentals and continue to build on my previous FLO experiences.

What experience and expertise do you bring to this new support role of helping others to adopt and/or facilitate FLO courses?

I have both the learner and co-facilitator experience in FLO, bolstered by 15 years of experience in education technology. Part of my learning journey included being mentored by one of the authors of the Community of Inquiry (COI) model, and it is great to see the COI model being applied in the FLO courses. I also appreciate the commitment to quality in the FLO Courses

How can people contact you?

Email is best – rcmckerlich@gmail.com – or look for me on LinkedIn


Join the next FLO Synchronous

Ross McKerlich and Clint Lalonde will be co-facilitating the upcoming FLO Synchronous course April 1 – 19, 2019. There are still spaces available!

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