BCcampus cares about encouraging access and removing barriers to professional development for educators who want to be more effective, engaging, and inclusive online. We have developed a family of courses designed to expand and enhance online facilitation skills. Facilitating learning online (FLO) courses offer engaging learning experiences that explore approaches and solutions to becoming an effective online instructor. FLO courses are grounded in research about teaching and learning online and are designed by experienced learning designers and educators.
Since January 2018 we have developed and offered several FLO MicroCourses, intensive one-week courses focused on high-interest, useful topics. In 2020 we launched FLO Fridays, one-hour facilitated online synchronous sessions.
BCcampus invites expressions of interest from post-secondary educators in B.C. to develop and deliver new FLO MicroCourses and FLO Friday sessions for the period of July 2021 to March 2022.
We are seeking subject matter expertise in the following focus areas:
- Hybrid or HyFlex learning
- Universal Design for Learning
- Decolonizing practices
- Authentic and alternative assessment practices; e.g., peer and self-assessment, alternatives to online final exams
- Digital literacy, digital fluency
- Open educational practices
- Mental health
The contract for one FLO MicroCourse is $2000 plus applicable taxes for course development, pilot delivery, and sharing of the MicroCourse as an open educational resource. The contract for designing and facilitating a FLO Friday session is $300 plus applicable taxes.
Please submit your expression of interest letter and MicroCourse or FLO Friday session outline (maximum two pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, April 30, 2021. Please include learning outcomes, the approximate required student participation time, activities and assignments to be completed, and synchronous sessions if applicable.
BCcampus is committed to inclusion. From the workplace to our learning spaces, we value diversity and are actively working to decolonize our organization and the ways in which we collaborate with others. We believe that a more diverse team will help us better support the individuals and communities we work with.
We encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to:
- First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
- persons who identify as women; and
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.
Selection is determined by an internal review committee at BCcampus. If you have questions, please email Helena Prins at email@example.com.