Learning to Facilitate Online

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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.

Upcoming FLO offerings

  • FLO MicroCourse: Write a Compelling Discussion Prompt

    February 26, 2024 - March 3, 2024

    Are your discussion forums stale or overwhelming for you and your students? In asynchronous courses, there are as many ways to launch a discussion as there are topics to discuss. Even if the activity is anchored in carefully selected reading and resources, the words and...

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  • FLO MicroCourse: An Introduction to the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework

    March 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024

    The B.C. Digital Literacy Framework is part of the B.C. Digital Learning Strategy developed by the Digital Learning Advisory Committee, a collaboration between the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills and the post-secondary system. The B.C. Digital Literacy Framework was developed to enhance digital literacy knowledge, skills, and...

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The FLO family of offerings includes:

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. FLO: Design – a four-week design course that helps participants develop online course design skills and try new techniques and strategies to create effective, engaging, online learning experiences. This course complements the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Fundamentals course which focuses on facilitation skills and strategies.
  4. FLO: MicroCourses – one-week asynchronous emergent courses related to designing and facilitating learning online.
  5. FLO: Labs – Three-hour experiential synchronous workshops with a focus on pedagogy.
  6. FLO: EdTech Sandbox – A two-hour experiential synchronous session that focuses on tech tools with applications for teaching and learning
  7. FLO: Fridays – One-hour facilitated online synchronous sessions.
  8. FLO Panel – quarterly online gathering and panel discussion on hot and trendy topics impacting the post-secondary educator sector.

Adopting FLO

All FLO course are OERs! Some of the FLO open educational resource courses that might be of interest for adoption are: 

FLO Fundamentals (five weeks), FLO Design (four weeks), FLO Synchronous (three weeks), and a wide range of one-week FLO MicroCourses with topics such as Make Your Course Intro Video, Design with Liberating Structures, and more.

If you’re interested in adopting a FLO course for your needs, contact Helena Prins by email, hprins@bccampus.ca.

Become a FLO Facilitator

If you want to join the family of FLO facilitators, email hprins@bccampus.ca with your ideas.

Join the FLO Community

Do you have a question about FLO or are you looking to engage with the collective wisdom of the FLO community of facilitators? Join FLO Discussions on Mattermost to connect, learn, and share insights!

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