BCcampus is launching the FLO EdTech Sandbox this fall, an initiative that provides a safe online environment for educators to explore and experiment with new tools for innovative teaching and learning in B.C. post-secondary settings.
We are seeking expressions of interest from B.C. post-secondary educators, edtech developers, and learning designers who would like to lead a FLO EdTech Sandbox session as part of this series.
As a FLO EdTech Sandbox leader, you will host a two-hour workshop about a teaching and learning tool that includes a comprehensive introduction and demonstration of the tool, time for participants to experiment, ideas for teaching activities, and a brief review of the tool.
BCcampus is committed to promoting open educational resources. We have special interest in open resource tools such as WordPress and Mattermost and technologies educators can use without the need for IT support.
This is a great opportunity for edtech enthusiasts to:
- Share your knowledge and help others in the B.C. post-secondary community to discover open and free or low-cost educational technology tools for teaching and learning.
- Lead an online synchronous session that introduces the tool and demonstrates its possibilities with engaged post-secondary educators across the province.
- Share your review of the features of this tool with post-secondary educators.
- Help others adopt the tool in their teaching by introducing activities or strategies.
The compensation for participation is $750 plus GST.
Please express your interest by completing and submitting this form by July 21, 2023.
Selection is determined by a review committee of B.C. post-secondary partners and BCcampus staff and is informed by our commitment to inclusion as expressed in our equity, diversity, and inclusion statement.
Submissions will be reviewed and accepted on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated experience using the tool in a teaching and learning environment.
- Comprehensive understanding of the features and uses of the tool.
- Openness and accessibility of the tool.
- Practicality and creativity of the proposed activities for the sandbox session.
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.
We look forward to receiving your expression of interest. Please click here to submit your form for consideration.
If you have questions, please email Gwen Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.