Oct
29
Fri
FLO Friday: Accessible Course Design – Separating Content from Delivery
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Accessible Course Design - Separating Content from Delivery

The pandemic has taught us the importance of planning for flexibility. While respecting the integrity of content, facilitator Dr. Richard Jackson will describe how he designs coursework for face-to-face, flipped, blended, or fully remote delivery with Universal Design for Learning principles in mind. In this one-hour Zoom session, you will: 

  • Discover how digital media and technology tools support flexible content delivery.  
  • Learn how to operationalize goals to enable multiple means of achievement.  
  • Identify instructional practices to retain post-pandemic  

Come and join us for this interactive session! 

Dr. Richard Jackson, associate professor at Boston College and senior research scientist with CAST, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the nascent field of Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Jackson brings many years of experience as a teacher, project director, researcher, and advocate in the field of education and visual disabilities. You can read more about his work here. We are thrilled to have him facilitate his first FLO Friday with BCcampus! 

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our 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
3
Fri
FLO Friday: Engagement Strategies for Hybrid/HyFlex Courses
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Engagement Strategies for Hybrid/HyFlex Courses

HyFlex combines the terms hybrid and flexible. Hybrid refers to teaching and learning that integrates face-to-face synchronous and online asynchronous learning experiences. HyFlex learning gives students flexibility and choice by allowing them to choose their participation path for each class, including face-to-face synchronous in the classroom, face-to-face via video conference (e.g., Zoom), and fully asynchronous. One significant challenge of developing hybrid and HyFlex courses is identifying activities for synchronous and asynchronous learning. Join us to identify small, manageable, meaningful learning activities.

Facilitators:

Briana Fraser is a learning technologist in snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College’s Educational Technology department. She holds an MEd, with a focus on distance education, from Athabasca University. Her current professional interests include digital pedagogy, inclusion and accessibility in teaching and learning, Universal Design for Learning, open educational practices, and community building.

Mirabelle Tinio is an ed-tech advisor, instructor, and chair of Modern Languages at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College in Vancouver, B.C. She has an MA in French literature from UBC and la Sorbonne Nouvelle and is currently pursuing an MEd at UBC. In addition to teaching, she offers workshops on learning technologies, supports instructors with online course development, and facilitates book clubs. She looks forward to having meaningful and inspired discussions with BCcampus FLO workshop participants.

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

Feb
21
Mon
FLO Course: Universal Design for Learning
Feb 21 – Mar 4 all-day

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Facilitating Online Learning (FLO) course is a short, practical introduction to the UDL framework and how you can apply it to create inclusive learning environments. This FLO course is suitable for online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments. Using UDL fosters inclusion and puts learner engagement at the centre of your activities in your course design. Please prepare for this learning opportunity by bringing a learning challenge for which you wish to explore new opportunities. In this two-week opportunity, you will be expected to invest eight to twelve hours, mostly asynchronously. Plan a small investment of time each day to allow your learning to deepen.

Two synchronous opportunities are planned:

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m. PT

The synchronous sessions are not mandatory but provide an opportunity for connection and learning. Ideally, you will be able to join these synchronous sessions to connect with your colleagues and foster your own community of learning. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.

Facilitator:

Carolee Clyne (she/her) has been in the higher-education environment for over 25 years. After starting in the technology side of support, Carolee worked in many diverse areas of higher education in her career, primarily supporting faculty and students. Her doctoral research looked at how UDL applies to faculty as learners themselves to develop as engaging educators. This work has given Carolee insight on how UDL applies to all and is boundless, as learning is ongoing. Carolee wishes to see all higher-education learning experiences be engaging and exciting. Creating those spaces begins with small steps. As inclusion starts with faculty, Carolee aspires to encourage UDL framework adoption in all learning environments. She aims to help transform higher education spaces into inclusive learning environments where everyone can achieve their best learning, including students who live in rural and remote areas with limited connection. Carolee currently works for BCcampus as an open education advisor and regional representative for the northern and interior areas of B.C. and is focused on promoting open and inclusive educational opportunities both online and offline.

This event has a non-refundable $25 registration fee.

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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.