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 »


Playing with the Possibilities: Liberating Structures Online

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On Monday August 28th, a few of us gathered, somewhat spontaneously, for a “play date” to experiment with using Liberating Structures (LS) online. We got the word out late, and like most of our face-to-face Vancouver meet ups, we didn’t know who was going to show up until things started. We just had to be ready to roll with it. It being a gorgeously warm… Read more »


Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group: June Update

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Just a brief update on the June meeting of the Vancouver Liberating Structures user group  which was a deep dive and lively conversation  on the exciting potential of Liberating Structures (LS) to truly engage the mind, heart and body of our students,  and an exploration on whether we are helping to prepare our students/learners for engagement with us, with each other, and with what they are… Read more »


Some thoughts on facilitation

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The Facilitating Learning Online workshop (FLO) happens behind closed doors, so to speak. For that reason we make an effort to share out some of the artefacts generated through participation in this active, online, 5-week workshop. During the recent FLO, facilitators Beth Cougler Blom and Sylvia Riessner plucked out quotes from workshop participants’ contributions to discussions about facilitation. There are some real gems in there — reflections,… Read more »