Oct
26
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Micro-certifications in the B.C. Context @ Asynchronous
Oct 26 – Nov 1 all-day

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Micro certifications have their origins in open badges which can be defined as “a digital representation of a learning outcome” (Janko, 2014) but what does this really mean and how can micro certifications be used in British Columbia post-secondary system? In this one-week FLO MicroCourse, we will refine the definition of micro certifications with a 2020 British Columbia lens, examine best practices from other regions and identify at least one feasible application of micro certifications to our province.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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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.

Oct
30
Fri
Fun FLO Friday – Open Tricks & Treats
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fun FLO Friday - Open Tricks & Treats

Audience: Facilitators

Session Description:
Join Alena Buis for a fun-filled facilitation experience using open practices that can decenter the instructor and bring learners into collaborative practice. We’ll have some fun in Zoom!

Facilitator Bio:

Alena Buis is an Instructor and Chair of the Department of Art History and Religious Studies at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College in Vancouver British Columbia. She has an MA in Canadian Art History from Concordia University (Montreal) and a Ph.D. in Visual and Material Culture from Queen’s University (Kingston). Her recent research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning for art history (So-TLAH). As a research fellow with the Open Education Group, she is interested in the impact of open educational resources on the cost of education, student success outcomes, patterns of usage, and perceptions of OER. Buis is one of the founders of Open Art Histories (OAH) a platform for art, art history, visual art, and museum studies teachers and instructors in Canada. Open to anyone who uses visual and material culture in their pedagogical practices, OAH offers a dynamic and collaborative space for Open Education Resources (OERs), and serves as a virtual community and repository for art and art history instructors at all stages of their academic and professional careers.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

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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.

Dec
7
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Acknowledging Traditional Indigenous Lands @ Asynchronous
Dec 7 – Dec 13 all-day

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

In this course, we explore the purpose, intent, and ways of acknowledging traditional Indigenous lands. A meaningful acknowledgment involves locating the self in who we are as human beings, i.e. our ethics, values, and beliefs about how we are connected with one another, and the places where we live and work.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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.

Jan
25
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Open Options to Enrich your Career @ Asynchronous
Jan 25 – Jan 31 all-day

FLO-MicroCourseFacilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Are you looking for ways to improve your teaching practices or develop your digital literacies? Are you one of the 48 percent of BC faculty surveyed recently by BCcampus (see Faculty Pivot to Online Teaching) who want “…access to free professional development for teaching online?”

Join us as we explore the amazing diversity of open or free options to enhance your career and broaden your perspectives. In this short week, we’ll introduce you to a wide variety of options to learn and develop your professional practice in new ways. You will share experiences, explore open resources and activities that you can use to develop your knowledge and skills, deepen or diversify your experience, and craft a new plan for the future.

This course is primarily asynchronous but includes an optional one-hour synchronous session (that will be recorded.) Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

Registration coming soon! 

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.