Learning to Facilitate Online

To help educators in B.C. become effective facilitators of learning online, we have developed a family of courses designed to expand and enhance your online facilitation skills.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) courses offer engaging learning experiences that explore approaches, understandings, and solutions to help you become an effective online instructor. FLO courses are grounded in research about teaching and learning online and have been designed by experienced learning designers and educators. Through this series of workshops, you will discuss, practice, and develop your ability to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online.

There are five skills-based courses to develop your FLO skills:

  1. FLO: Fundamentals – a five-week introduction to online facilitation that explores adult and online learning principles, techniques, and technologies to support student learning and instructor presence, as well as how to deal with common challenges that arise in online courses. Learn more…
  2. FLO: Design – a four-week design course that looks at learning theories and approaches to instructional learning and learning design. Successful completion of this course will leave you more confident and skilled in designing online learning experiences. Learn more…
  3. FLO: Synchronous – a three-week immersion into the planning and facilitating of synchronous online sessions. This course will help you deliver better webinars, online office hours, and other online sessions with more confidence and creativity. Learn more…
  4. Facilitator Development – a two-week workshop for individuals interested in deepening their experience by becoming a FLO Facilitator. Learn more…
  5. FLO: MicroCourses – one-week asynchronous emergent courses related to designing and facilitating learning online. Learn more…

Bonus! FLO Friday

We are offering two synchronous, FLO sandbox sessions in June! Join us! 

(FUN) FLO Friday – June 19, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (PST)

Not sure how to engage students meaningfully in a synchronous session or how to spice up that 3-hour lecture? Come enjoy a sandbox session in Collaborate Ultra with an expert facilitator, Lauren Halcomb-Smith. During this 1-hour session, Lauren will show some tips and tricks that you could use to promote student participation and engagement in Collaborate Ultra. Register now! 

(FUN) FLO FRIDAY – June 26, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (PST)

We will be hosting a synchronous sandbox session in Zoom with Asif Devji. Asif will give participants an opportunity to experience and explore what a truly interactive session in Zoom could feel and look like. Not sure how to use break out rooms, or how to create them? Asif will show you! After this 1 hour session, you might feel more comfortable using polls, whiteboards, and annotations for your next online lecture! Register now! 

Upcoming FLO offerings

Join us for an upcoming FLO course to discover the difference it can make to your students’ and your own online experience.

FLO Schedule 2020

FLO Schedule June – August
FLO Schedule August – December