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BCcampus is committed to promoting access and removing barriers to professional development for educators who desire to be more effective, engaging, and inclusive with their online facilitation. To support this, BCcampus offers Facilitating Learning Online (FLO), a family of courses designed to expand and enhance online facilitation skills. The courses offer engaging learning experiences that explore approaches and solutions to help participants become more effective online instructors. These interactive courses are grounded in research about teaching and learning online and are designed by experienced learning designers and educators.

Since January 2018 the goal of the FLO offerings has been to equip educators with both tools to apply in their practice and an opportunity to build a community of like-minded learners who are passionate about FLO. Our suite of offerings includes:

  • FLO MicroCourses: Intensive one-week courses focused on high-interest, useful topics
  • FLO Fridays: One-hour facilitated online synchronous sessions (launched in 2020)
  • FLO Labs: Three-hour experiential synchronous workshops (launched in 2022)
  • FLO Panel: Quarterly panel discussions about trending topics in post-secondary education in B.C. (launched in 2022)

Come Teach with Us!

BCcampus is inviting expressions of interest from B.C. post-secondary educators who are interested in developing and delivering new FLO MicroCourses, FLO Labs, or FLO Friday sessions for the period of May 2024 to March 2025.

We are specifically interested in topics related to practices and integration of the eight competencies of the Digital Literacy Framework of B.C.:

  • Ethical and legal considerations
  • Technology supports
  • Information literacy
  • Digital scholarship
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creation and curation
  • Digital well-being
  • Community-based learning

We also welcome other topics that are relevant to the post-secondary sector, such us:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Anti-racism teaching practices
  • Alternative assessments
  • Universal design for learning (intermediate/advanced)
  • Decolonizing practices
  • Digital arts-based teaching practices
  • Collaborative online international learning
  • Digital accessibility

Deliverables and Compensation

  • FLO MicroCourse
    • Duration: One week
    • Outcomes: Course development, pilot delivery and facilitation, planning and debriefing meetings, conversion of course materials into shareable open educational resources
    • Compensation: $2,000 (plus applicable taxes)
  • FLO Friday
    • Duration: One hour
    • Outcomes: Course development, pilot delivery and facilitation, planning and debriefing meetings
    • Compensation: $500 (plus applicable taxes)
  • FLO Workshop/Lab
    • Duration: Three hours
    • Outcomes: Course development, pilot delivery and facilitation, planning and debriefing meetings
    • Compensation: $1,000 (plus applicable taxes)

Submissions

Please submit your expression-of-interest letter, teaching philosophy, and positionality statement (optional), along with your proposal for a MicroCourse, FLO Friday, or FLO Lab (maximum 2 pages) before Friday, March 29, 2024, to Helena Prins at hprins@bccampus.ca. Your proposal should include the following:

  • Learning outcomes
  • Approximate required student participation time
  • Activities and assignments to be completed
  • Asynchronous sessions if applicable

Selection is determined by a review committee composed of B.C. post-secondary partners, experienced FLO contributors, and BCcampus Learning and Teaching staff.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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 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, Inuit, 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
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions

We recognize many of these identities intersect and therefore equity, diversity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

For more information, please read the BCcampus EDI Statement and Anti-Racism Statement.

If you have further questions, please email Helena Prins at hprins@bccampus.ca.