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FLO MicroCourse: Make Your Course Intro Video

Do you want to create a great first impression in your online course? Create an introduction video that excites your learners about what’s ahead. Learn what goes into the process then DO IT!

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on/practical and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Join us for a brand-new FLO MicroCourse: Developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN). This topic builds participants’ digital literacy/learning to become more connected to peer facilitators and keep current on, and contribute to, developments and best practices in the context of learning and teaching in post-secondary education. After this one-week course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of establishing networked connections.
  • Identify a current PLN.
  • Impart strategies for developing and maintaining a current PLN.
  • Pass these strategies on to colleagues and students.
  • Experiment with social media to build a PLN.

Over the course of a week, you will explore alternative assessments and design one for your classes.

Transferring in-class classroom activities that promote learning into activities that are effective in the online learning environment is challenging. This demands a high level of digital literacy, or comfort in evaluating, piloting, and adopting new technologies into your toolbox of educational resources. This one-week micro-course will demonstrate that technology is something that should be welcomed into the classroom to allow an instructor a growing repertoire of media that stimulates teaching and learning. Incorporating digital tools in the classroom also increases students’ digital literacy while they complete activities and assignments. 

Your FLO facilitator for this micro-course is Ken Harmel. Ken Harmel is a family guy working as a senior learning designer at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). He began teaching in the tech sector and then spent 13 years in Japan honing his teaching skills with Japan Airlines Academy. Intrigued by the potential of distance education, he acquired his M.Ed. on that topic and thus began his pursuit of the elusive perfect online course. Ken has been a member of the BCcampus community for years and contributes much of his success at UFV to the professional development that BCcampus offers. 

Please Note: This FLO MicroCourse is an asynchronous one-week course with one synchronous session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Created by Ross M to develop a more in depth course on micro-credentials in BC