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 BCcampus’ editorial team
What got you started on this path to becoming a FLO facilitator and mentor?
It was a trajectory that began many years ago when I joined the BCcampus SCoPE community as a participant in the earliest MOOCs exploring online learning theory and practice. Since then, I’ve been a participant in multiple FLO courses and MicroCourses. I went on to become a FLO Enthusiast and participated in a program redesign session. Finally, I facilitated a FLO course myself in partnership with a mentor. Each experience has helped me to stretch, be challenged, learn, and grow in my practice. The logical next step is to mentor an upcoming FLO facilitator and share the knowledge I’ve gained.
What experience and expertise do you bring to this new support role of helping others to adopt or facilitate FLO courses?
My career has criss-crossed between organizational learning, communication, and productivity technologies, so I’ve lived the reality of online learning from an educational, administrative, business, and IT perspective. This allows me to support course facilitation, process, and technology issues, which often intertwine to impact successful delivery. As a proponent of open learning, my own courses tend to be problem-based, project-driven, learner-led and connectivist, all of which end up being a good fit with the FLO approach.
How can people contact you?