Aug
10
Mon
FLO Bootcamp @ Asynchronous/synchronous
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

Due to popular demand, FLO Bootcamp is back! Are you a B.C. post-secondary educator teaching a course online this fall? Did you have a rough “pivot” to online and want to fix up only the most important stuff before it runs online again? Or maybe you missed the pivot (lucky!), but still have a course you want to optimize for online delivery? Join us for a four-day crash course on only the MOST important stuff:  lectures, assignments, proctored exams, your online presence, and dialing back a bit on the zooming!

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  • Length: 1 week – Mon – Thu with an optional final drop-in Friday morning 10-12
  • Mode: Online, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools
  • Pre-requisites: None, but you do need an existing course to work with (i.e., this is not a “start from scratch” situation). Ideally, it’s a course that went through a fast pivot to online this spring, but any course (whether online or f2f) that exists will do. You need not have taught it before.
  • Time commitment: Participants should expect to spend 4+ hours per day, for 4 days.  Folx with less experience teaching online can expect to need more time.
  • Fees: This course has a $25 non-refundable registration fee

Your FLO Bootcamp Design and Facilitator Team is looking forward to supporting you in this intensive week

If you are ready to join this fun, intensive course, register now!

FLO MicroCourse – Exploring a World of Open @ Asynchronous
Aug 10 – Aug 16 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.

You probably already know that Wikipedia consistently ranks among the top 10 websites visited worldwide. But you may be less aware of the dozen other projects supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, all offering participatory knowledge beyond the purely encyclopedic. In this MicroCourse, we’ll go on a tour of the Wikiverse, exploring some of the lesser-known Wiki-projects to uncover fresh ideas for your open pedagogy practice.

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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FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

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.

 

Aug
14
Fri
(FUN) FLO Friday with Dr. Farah Shroff – Student-Centred Learning Online
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
(FUN) FLO Friday with Dr. Farah Shroff – Student-Centred Learning Online

During these COVID-19 times, most of us are pivoting to online teaching with some trepidation. In this FLO Friday session we take a light-hearted approach to the weighty topic of making the shift to virtual teaching while keeping our learners at the centre.  During this session, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon learner-centred teaching online compared to face-to-face teaching. And as a bonus, Farah hopes to infuse some humour into this new teaching space! While enjoying the session, you will also have an opportunity to experience polling, break out sessions, and other helpful tools that you can utilize to keep your students at the centre of your lecture!

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.

Aug
17
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Make Your Course Intro Video @ Asynchronous
Aug 17 – Aug 23 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.

Do you want to create a great first impression in your online course? Create an introduction video that excites your learners about what’s ahead. Learn what goes into the process then DO IT!

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! 

Aug
18
Tue
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

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.

 

Aug
24
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Write a Compelling Discussion Prompt @ Asynchronous
Aug 24 – Aug 30 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 asynchronous courses, there are as many ways to launch a discussion as there are topics to discuss. Even if the activity itself is anchored in carefully selected background reading and resources, the words and media you use to invite learners to engage can be what makes your course active and memorable.

Think about a collaborative discussion you would like to launch (any topic!). Write a compelling discussion prompt. Then invite others to comment on their willingness to engage based on your springboard tactics.

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! 

Sep
21
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Deepening Empathy Through Reframing @ Asynchronous
Sep 21 – Sep 27 all-day

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How might we more deeply understand and connect with our students and colleagues when teaching online or face-to-face? Deepening our empathy for others is one way we can grow as inclusive facilitators of learning.

In this free, one-week microcourse, you’ll explore how to use the design thinking skill of reframing to expand your thinking and increase your empathy for others, to unlock potentially new and innovative solutions to current challenges.

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! 

Sep
28
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design
Sep 28 – Oct 25 all-day

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design is a complementary course to FLO Fundamentals, which supports educators to learn how to facilitate learning in asynchronous environments. FLO Design is focused on important elements of educational design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments. FLO Design logo

FLO Design will prepare you to:

  • Identify the pedagogical choices that inform the design of a learning module and prototype activity;
  • Discuss important elements of user experience and multimedia design;
  • Decide on the type and use of quality guidelines or standards;
  • Discuss and debate design choices; and
  • Create an online learning module and a demonstration activity for a topic relevant to teaching and learning.

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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.

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.