FLO Learning Activities

Activities: participating

When you are not facilitating your own mini-session, you will be a participant in others' mini-sessions. Your role of participant is KEY!

During this time you are asked to:

    • Actively participate as a student. Please try to participate equally in all sessions. This ensures all facilitators have an equal opportunity to practice their skills.
    • Provide timely and constructive feedback to the mini-session facilitators each week.
Here are some suggestions for providing effective feedback. Post your feedback using the structure that has been provided that week.
  • Aim to post at least one very specific thing the facilitators did well.

    This is a great opportunity for you to:

    • Really make a point of observing discussions unfold. What are you noticing (about how people respond to instructions? How fast/slowly the discussion advances? What's working? What's not? What might you use/avoid in your own online teaching? Jot these things in your journal.
    • Hone your skills and thinking around assessing online participation - one of the great dilemmas in online learning! How are people performing? 
    • Practice your skills in providing high-quality and meaningful feedback. How can you help facilitators and other participants learn from the experience? And what can you take away from the learning experience yourself?