4. About the course content
In 2013 BCcampus began offering Royal Roads University's Facilitating Learning Online workshop (then called Instructional Skills Workshop Online and now called FLO-Fundamentals). Shortly after the first offering we developed Facilitator Development Online, a course designed to prepare future facilitators of the FLO courses. From the beginning, our goal was to prepare educators across the BC post-secondary system to effectively facilitate learning online, first by hosting, refining and growing the collection of courses, and then by supporting the adoption and expansion process in a way that maintains a high-quality experience for faculty and staff. All FLO courses are openly licensed and available for institutions to implement in-house. We are now focusing on the second phase: adoption.
Over the years participant feedback has informed our curriculum revisions and development, resulting in the redesign of FLO-Fundamentals, and the addition of two new courses: FLO-Design and FLO-Synchronous. Several other suggestions for course topics have emerged, such as assessing learning, multimedia development, open pedagogy, and digital literacy.
In June 2018 we began rolling out a new series of FLO MicroCourses. These are short, single-topic, hands-on/practical, and free. In one week participants dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.
Topics are emergent and relate to designing and facilitating and learning online.
We welcome suggestions for MicroCourse topics, contributions to building the FLO curriculum, and offers to facilitate! And, of course, you are encourage to implement MicroCourses at your own institution.
This course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.