Our first FLO MicroCourse

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In June we kicked off our first MicroCourse! It was called “Create your course intro video”. Why MicroCourses? There are several reasons for offering MicroCourses. Here are the top three: They’re short, manageable chunks of productive learning They provide a taste before committing to a full FLO course — experience facilitated, active, peer-supported, outcome-based learning They provide an opportunity to practice facilitation Participation The level of participation… Read more »


Facilitating a FLO MicroCourse

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Robin Leung, senior systems specialist at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Teaching & Learning Commons, was fresh out of the Facilitator Development Online course when he stepped up as our first MicroCourse facilitator. It was a wonderful experience working with Robin.   Here’s what he had to say: It was an absolute privilege to be invited to co-facilitate the first ever MicroFLO course with Sylvia. I was very… Read more »


Introducing the new FLO MicroCourses

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Have you longed to take a Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) course, but wished it were shorter? We have just the learning opportunity to fit your schedule! Beginning in June 2018, we will be rolling out a new series: FLO MicroCourses! These are short, single-topic, hands-on/practical and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your… Read more »


What’s new with FLO?

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Over the years FLO Enthusiasts have been refining and growing the collection of Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) courses, affectionately referred to as the “FLO family of courses”, and there’s no stopping us! Here’s a glimpse of what the future holds We’ve listened to your feedback and FLO will become more affordable and more modularized. We will still run our 5-week Facilitating Learning Online – Fundamentals… Read more »


Governance by enthusiasm

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The Facilitating Learning Online project is guided by a group called FLO Enthusiasts. This includes educators who have followed the path to becoming a FLO facilitator. We define ourselves as: A group that exists to guide FLO open educational resources through the process of widespread adoption while maintaining integrity of the program In June, 2017 this group gathered together to envision the next steps for FLO. The… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Leonne Beebe

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Leonne Beebe! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? I wanted to learn more about what it is like to facilitate an online course by taking small steps – first as a “shadow” facilitator responsible for a few activities, then as a volunteer co-facilitator with the… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Tracy Kelly

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Tracy Kelly! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? The need for more, better, different strategies for facilitating learning online was clear to me in my work in ID and faculty development at an institution that did a lot of online and blended learning. So often,… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Beth Cougler Blom

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Beth Cougler Blom! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? I became involved in teaching the Instructional Skills Workshop Online at RRU in 2012 and have been teaching that course and then FLO ever since. I love co-facilitating FLO because I learn something new each time… Read more »


Q&A with FLO facilitators: Myra Rhodes

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Our Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitators recently responded to questions about their experiences. Let’s hear from Myra Rhodes! What compelled you to participate in a facilitator / support role? I always learn most about a subject when I am in the position of teaching/facilitating it. How was your experience (co) facilitating a FLO workshop? What stands out? Great: what I have had the opportunity to… Read more »


Courses to help facilitate learning online

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FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) is a growing collection of two to five week online courses available to post-secondary faculty and staff, designed to enhance skills required to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online. What makes FLO courses unique? Designed and developed by experienced learning designers and educators, incorporating ongoing feedback and suggestions from alumni Experience the role of the learner, while learning about and experiencing the role of the… Read more »