FLO Learning Outcomes

The use of learning outcomes (rather than instructional objectives) draws from the fields of adult learning and online learning; both fields have shifted to focus on the learner, and the instructor's role is perceived to be a "facilitator of learning" rather than on the instructor as "expert."

This is a list of key themes related to successful online facilitation, and accompanying intended learning outcomes (ILOs) for this workshop. At the end of this workshop, you should be (better) able to apply these to your planning and teaching online. 

Build & sustain online community

  • Reflect on the experience of online learning community
  • Explore the role of instructor presence in online learning

Support diverse learners online

  • Identify ways to help diverse learners online
  • Use facilitation strategies and tools to address needs of adult learners

Facilitate collaborative and individual learning 

  • Facilitate collaborative group and individual activities online
  • Explore group dynamics in online collaborative activities

Constructive feedback and assessment

  • Demonstrate effective feedback and assessment
  • Critically reflect on feedback and course experiences to self-evaluate work and learning

Manage the online course environment

  • Explore effective strategies to manage workload
  • Improve use of tools within an online learning environment 

As you consider ways in which you can support diverse learners online, think about incorporating principles of BC’s Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Note: You'll also notice intended learning outcome statements at the beginning of each learning activity. These statements are derivatives of the ILOs listed above and identify the ways in which each activity will support the main themes and ILOs of FLO.