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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 Lab: Fostering Inclusive Learning Environments – The Synergy of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Universal Design for Learning

    June 26, 2024 - June 26, 2024

    Join us for this engaging and free three-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop introducing you to the dynamic intersection of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a synergy poised to revolutionize educational accessibility and inclusivity.  Through interactive sessions, case studies, and...

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  • FLO MicroCourse: Artificial Intelligence Images in the Classroom

    June 17, 2024 - June 21, 2024

    Join us for an exploration of the ethical minefield of artificial intelligence (AI) image generation in this free, one-week Facilitation Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse.   We will tackle the ethical complexities of this fast-evolving technology, exploring issues like bias, ownership, and the future of creativity. Through...

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  • FLO Friday: Enhancing the Human Aspects in Designing Learning with GenAI

    June 21, 2024 - June 21, 2024

    This free, one-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop aims to empower educators to weave generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) into their pedagogical practices, with a strong emphasis on amplifying human qualities like creativity, empathy, collaboration, and personalization in learning environments. Through interactive discussions, participants will delve into the...

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  • FLO MicroCourse: Decolonizing Pedagogies – Reframing the Ways We Teach

    September 23, 2024 - September 27, 2024

    Join us for this free one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse offering you opportunities to reframe some of the pedagogical approaches that could be hindering your journey towards reconciliation. Each day will introduce a new approach or resource aimed at weaving Indigenous perspectives into our...

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  • FLO Friday: Mindfully Using Technology in the Classroom

    October 18, 2024 - October 18, 2024

    Join us for this free 1-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) session that will highlight different aspects of being mindful in our selection, utilization, and purpose of bringing technology into the classroom. Topics range from protecting personal information, to providing alternatives if students are uncomfortable sharing...

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  • FLO Friday: SoundWaves in Education - The Art of Teaching Online with Sound

    December 6, 2024 - December 6, 2024

    Join us for this free, 1-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Friday workshop on how sound can be effectively utilized in an online learning environment. This presentation explores the principles of sonic pedagogy and demonstrates practical applications for online teaching. Participants will gain insights into the...

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  • FLO Friday: A DIY Toolkit for Digital Literacy

    July 26, 2024 - July 26, 2024

    Join us for this exciting one-hour virtual Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) session, offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University (VIU). Jessica Gemella, a curriculum, teaching, and learning specialist with the Centre for Innovation in Education and Learning (CIEL) at VIU built a digital literacy toolkit as a response...

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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: Fridays – One-hour facilitated online synchronous sessions.
  7. 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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