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FLO MicroCourse: Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc. They are seriously fun, purpose-driven methods to unleash and include everyone to work together toward productive endpoints. Whether you just want your meetings to be a bit more lively and inclusive, or you want to help change the world, consider adding Liberating Structures to your facilitation repertoire!

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


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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