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Monday, May 28 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
OER Adoption as a Community Project

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The Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Fundamentals workshop has been implemented through BCcampus since 2013. During this time three new FLO workshops were developed, one of which is designed to prepare upcoming FLO facilitators, and each offering of FLO workshops provides an opportunity for these individuals to practice alongside experienced facilitators. In addition, all participants provide input into design and content revisions, a process that has been successfully managed because of the small scale of the project.

Ultimately, the goal of designing and hosting FLO workshops at BCcampus and preparing future facilitators is so others can successfully implement a high-quality experience for faculty and staff. All FLO workshops are openly licensed and available for institutions to implement in-house. Several B.C. institutions and non-profit organizations are actively exploring options for FLO adoption.

Typically support for the adoption of open educational resources (OER) centres around evaluation, and mechanics of using the resources – how to check for relevance and quality, how to integrate into a course environment, and so on. The focus is on the receiving end of the resources.

However, those involved in FLO facilitation and implementation, affectionately called FLO Enthusiasts, agree that there are specific elements that make FLO flow, so to speak. In other words, adoption goes beyond handing over the content. The success of these workshops requires an ongoing effort to advance the use of these OERs as a collaborative effort.

In this session we will explore the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) family of workshops as a case for establishing a “handle with care” model for open educational resources (OER) adoption that both engages and serves a community of adopters. We will draw on experiences and expertise from session participants to sketch out a model that is functional and realistic.

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Sylvia Currie

Learning and Teaching, BCcampus
I'm part of the professional learning team at BCcampus. Talk to me about facilitating learning online, social learning, learning communities, facilitating in the open, communities of practice, and dogs :)
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Ross McKerlich

Education Technology Coordinator, Okanagan College
Ross McKerlich is an education technology professional with many interests including emerging trends, avagogy (leading learners online) and quality of online learning. Ross enjoys skiing in the winter, stand up paddling in the summer and spending time with family all year round.

Monday May 28, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm AKDT
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