Apr
19
Fri
FLO Friday: An Introduction to the Digital Literacy Framework
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: An Introduction to the Digital Literacy Framework

About the Session:

This Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Friday workshop is designed to introduce participants to the foundations outlined in the B.C. Post-Secondary Digital Literacy Framework and to provide an overview of the B.C. Digital Literacy Hub. This resource includes a variety of tools and materials, such as a self-assessment Digital Literacy Superpower quiz, course materials, and professional development resources tailored for BC’s post-secondary educators. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the eight thematic competencies critical to digital literacy in B.C.’s post-secondary education;
  • Identify their strengths as well as untapped potential using the digital superpower quiz; and
  • Locate, reflect upon, and share a chosen resource from the OER Repository that resonates with their educational needs.

About the Facilitators:

Helena Prins (she/her) is an advisor of learning and teaching at BCcampus and coordinates the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) portfolio. She began her career as a high school teacher in South Africa. Over the past 20 years, she has taught students of all ages and stages on four continents. A golden thread throughout her career has been breaking down barriers to learning. Prior to joining BCcampus in 2020, she worked as a career learning and development advisor at Royal Roads University. As an immigrant, she continues to value the opportunity to support all students, especially international students, in finding and building their career path in Canada. She is a certified career strategist with Career Professionals Canada and associate faculty at Royal Roads University.

Email: hprins@bccampus.ca
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/helenaprins

Gwen Nguyen (she/her) is a learning and teaching advisor at BCcampus. Prior to BCcampus, Gwen worked as a learning experience designer at the University of Victoria, supporting educators with developing and delivering courses in all modes: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. She has also worked as a university lecturer and researcher at the University of Victoria and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. Gwen holds a PhD in educational studies and an MA in applied linguistics. Her research interests include poetry inquiry as a reflection practice in education, digital pedagogies in higher education, and participatory action research. Most recently, Gwen has contributed to the development of B.C. Digital Literacy Hub as a pathway designer. Her work has included the development of the content for the Superpower Quiz, digital literacy mini lesson plans, among other resources featured on the website.

Email: gnguyen@bccampus.ca

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly. 

Apr
22
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: An Introduction to the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework
Apr 22 – Apr 26 all-day

About the MicroCourse

FLO MicroCourse

The B.C. Digital Literacy Framework (pdf) is part of the B.C. Digital Learning Strategy developed by the Digital Learning Advisory Committee, a collaboration between the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills and the post-secondary system. The B.C. Digital Literacy Framework was developed to enhance digital literacy knowledge, skills, and abilities across post-secondary communities. The framework includes eight thematic competencies within digital literacy: ethical and legal, technology, information literacy, digital scholarship, communication and collaboration, creation and curation, digital well-being, and community-based learning.

This one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse is designed for post-secondary instructors, trainers, and teachers who want to explore the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework and integrate it into their educational practices. The course aims to generate awareness about the framework and empower educators to enhance digital literacy skills in their students. This course was held March 4 – 8, 2024, and we are offering it again due to high interest.  

You will engage with self-paced, asynchronous content supplemented by two optional one-hour synchronous sessions:  

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  

These sessions will be recorded if you cannot attend. You are encouraged to block off five to eight hours for learning during this one-week course. 

Learning Outcomes 

At the end of the course, you will be able to:  

  • Review the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework and its eight thematic competencies. 
  • Improve your awareness about digital competency levels using a self-assessment quiz.  
  • Identify open educational resources aligned with the framework to enhance course content and materials.  
  • Explore ways to incorporate digital literacy into teaching practices for a holistic educational experience.  
  • Develop a personalized action plan for integrating digital literacy into teaching practice.  
  • Collaborate with peers to share reflections, insights, and strategies for effective implementation.  

About the Facilitators 

Britt Dzioba (she/her) is an advisor on the learning and teaching team at BCcampus where she works to support educators in developing their digital skills through resource development. Britt holds a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia, specializing in adult learning. Her graduate research focused on digital literacy education in community-based programs. 

Gwen Nguyen (she/her) is an advisor for the learning and teaching team at BCcampus. Prior to joining BCcampus, Gwen worked as a learning experience designer at the University of Victoria, where she provided support to educators in developing and delivering courses across various modalities including face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Her professional background also includes experience as a university lecturer and researcher at both the University of Victoria and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. Gwen holds a PhD in education studies from the University of Victoria and a Master of Arts in applied linguistics from Saint Michael’s College. Her research interests include poetry inquiry as a reflection practice in education, digital pedagogies in higher education, and participatory action research. Recently, Gwen has developed a keen interest in exploring pedagogical strategies that ethically and creatively integrate AI into teaching and learning environments. Gwen also brings valuable experience in navigating positionality as both an instructor and researcher. 

Helena Prins (she/her) is an advisor of learning and teaching at BCcampus, where she coordinates the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) portfolio. She began her career as a high school teacher in South Africa. Over the past 20 years, she has taught students of all ages and stages on four continents. A golden thread throughout her career has been breaking down barriers to learning. Prior to joining BCcampus in 2020, she worked as a career learning and development advisor at Royal Roads University. As an immigrant she continues to value the opportunity to support all students, especially international students, in finding and building their career path in Canada. She is a certified career strategist with Career Professionals Canada and associate faculty at Royal Roads University. Helena can be reached via email at hprins@bccampus.ca, and her LinkedIn profile is available at linkedin.com/in/helenaprins. 

Register Now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

May
22
Wed
FLO Lab: Maximizing Student Learning with Assessment -As, -For, and -Of Learning
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Lab: Maximizing Student Learning with Assessment -As, -For, and -Of Learning

Join us for this free, three-hour experiential Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop.

Are you interested in reviewing and revising your assessment and evaluation framework to further support student learning and success, but do not quite know where to start?

About the FLO Lab

In her 2003 book, Assessment as Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning, Lorna M. Earl describes a framework for assessment and evaluation that builds on traditional formative and summative assessment by introducing a third focus: assessment as learning.

In this FLO Lab, participants can expect to walk away with their own assessment and evaluation plan that includes opportunities for their students to engage in deep learning through layered assessment -as, -for, and -of learning activities. Participants should bring an existing course syllabus, unit/topic assessment and evaluation plan, or a list of course learning outcomes to work with. There will be a framework template participants can use, as well as an example of a completed one.

Registration coming soon!

This lab will not be recorded. Please plan on attending for the full three hours to get the most out of the session.

Learning Outcomes

With the help of peers and facilitated content, participants will create an assessment and evaluation framework for a topic that includes assessment -as, -for, and -of learning activities.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO facilitator will be Mike Ray. Mike (he/his) is an educational accessibility developer from the College of New Caledonia. His areas of expertise are in Universal Design, assessment, instructional techniques, Indigenization, and experiential learning. He uses a business lens to view life and work, having completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Chartered Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) designation. He is also deeply interested in change leadership and considers himself a change management pracademic, or someone who is interested in both the academics and practice of change management.

May
27
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – The Space Between Us: Navigating Boundaries in Post-Secondary Education
May 27 – May 31 all-day
FLO MicroCourse - The Space Between Us: Navigating Boundaries in Post-Secondary Education

About the FLO MicroCourse

Join our next free, one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse!

As post-secondary educators become more aware of, and proficient with, trauma-informed and student-centred approaches to teaching, a greater understanding of the need to create and set boundaries with students has emerged.

This micro-course offers participants the opportunity to consider and reflect on their own professional boundaries as well as discuss and practice boundary setting.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, we will offer two optional synchronous sessions in Zoom:

  • Monday, May 27 – 5:00-6:00 p.m. PT
  • Friday, May 31 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. PT

These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Registration Coming Soon!

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the need for various types of boundaries in the post-secondary environment
  • Explore their personal boundaries in various contexts
  • Share experiences and challenges with setting boundaries
  • Practice setting boundaries in written and verbal communication

Participants can expect to dedicate approximately 60-90 minutes per day for five days on learning and activities.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO Facilitator will be Matty Hillman. Matty (he/his) is an educational developer, counsellor, and instructor at Selkirk College, as well as a regular collaborator with BCcampus. Through a student-centred and trauma-informed approach to this work, he strives to create systemic change within post-secondary spaces and increase mental health literacy and skills for educators, students, and community members. Matty’s scholarship and research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, trauma-informed education, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. His writing can be found in various child and youth care journals and several provincial anti-violence projects. You can find his murals adorning walls throughout the West Kootenays.