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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. 

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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.