Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Synchronous

  • Length: 3 weeks
  • Mode: Online – asynchronous with scheduled synchronous sessions
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Scheduled Sessions:
    Three scheduled sessions lead by the FLO facilitators
    Additional sessions lead by the practicing facilitators
    Times will vary by offering
  • Additional Time commitment:
    Participants should expect to spend 6-8 hours for course activities during each of the three weeks. Those with no prior online teaching and learning experience can expect to invest more time. Continuous, active participation is necessary to make this course successful for everyone.
  • Fees – This course is offered on a cost-recovery basis. Fees are set at the time the course is scheduled.

Course Description

Facilitating Learning Online – Synchronous is a 3-week course which introduces participants to best practice strategies to plan for, facilitate and follow up after synchronous online learning events. It will help you enhance skills you need to confidently and effectively facilitate synchronous online learning. It is designed to provide you with opportunities to see and learn from examples of synchronous online facilitation and, if desired, practice synchronous online facilitation skills in a safe environment.

Once enrolled, you will choose to engage with this course via one of two different “tracks”:

Track 1 – Reviewing Participants

Reviewing Participants are expected to:

  • be an active participant in the course throughout its duration
  • attend at least two of the three planned synchronous sessions hosted by course facilitators (times TBD)
  • give feedback to Practicing Facilitators as they prepare for their facilitation
    attend at least two synchronous online sessions of Practicing Facilitators and give feedback to them (dates/times to be determined)
Track 2 – Practicing Facilitators

Practicing Facilitators are expected to:

  • be an active participant in the course throughout its duration
  • attend at least two of the three planned synchronous sessions hosted by course facilitators  (times TBD)
  • plan and facilitate a synchronous online session near the end of the course, either alone or in a pair (dates/times to be determined)
  • ask for feedback from Reviewing Participants and course facilitators both as you plan your facilitated session and after your session, and reflect on that feedback.

Registration

  • Check the BCcampus Calendar for upcoming FLO-Synchronous offerings.
  • Complete the registration form for the FLO-Synchronous that fits your schedule.
  • You will be given access to the course prior to the start date.