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/Mentorship program and co-facilitating one or more of the FLO courses. If you are thinking about adopting FLO courses at your institution, these are the people who can help!
Post by Sylvia Currie, Manager, Learning + Teaching
What got you started on this path to becoming a FLO facilitator and mentor?
It was a long and winding path. I’ve been fascinated by how people (and organizations, communities, society) learn for decades but didn’t get really serious about learning and technology until 2004. That’s when I made a leap into higher education and began an MA in Distributed Learning. Due to life’s little potholes, twists, and turns I took a few detours and ended up with an Interdisciplinary MA by combining a passion for systems thinking (leadership studies) and learning and technology.
I was fortunate enough to have bumped into FLO courses while setting up a Moodle site and developing a series of courses for a non-profit housing organization. FLO was a perfect solution to the problem of how to train facilitators working in that sector.
What experience and expertise do you bring to this new support role of helping others to adopt and/or facilitate FLO courses?
In addition to roles as a FLO designer, facilitator, learner, and enthusiast, I have had the pleasure of adapting FLO Fundamentals for specific audiences. I think that’s one of the best things about FLO and OER in general – they are often built for adaptation.
How can people contact you?
Email me at email@example.com or send me tweet @jamiebillingham